February 28 – Happy Birthday Dr. Charles Stover

Dr. Stover's Division Street residence in Amsterdam
Dr. Stover’s Division Street residence in Amsterdam

He just may have been the greatest and most influential medical doctor to ever practice in our Rug City. Dr. Charles Stover graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1880 and opened his practice in Amsterdam that same year. His father was Martin Stover, the widely known Lutheran minister whose birthday we recognized on the first day of this month. One of Stover’s brother’s became a New York State Supreme Court Justice and another was co-owner of Amsterdam’s Van Rocklin & Stover Knitting Mill. But of all the Stover’s,  it would be Charles who would make the most important and lasting mark on our City.

He was a driving force behind the creation of Amsterdam’s first …

You can read the rest of my story about this long ago Amsterdam physician in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.

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