S Oliver Stockslager M D
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/12/2009 at 12:27:16
S Oliver Stockslager M D, The state of Iowa, with its pulsing industrial activities and rapid development, has attracted within its confines men of marked ability and high character in the various professional lines, and in this way progress has been conserved and social stability fostered. He whose name initiates this review has gained recognition as one of the able and successful physicians of central Iowa, and by his labors, his high professional attainments and his sterling characteristics has justified the respect ad confidence in which he is held by the medical fraternity and local public.
The Doctor was born in Baltimore, Maryland, October 27, 1852. His father, Jacob stocks lager, was a native of Pennsylvania, born January 11, 1815. He is of Prussian lineage. His ancestors were religious exiles, who driven from Prussia by the Catholic crusaders, on account of their Protestant views, settled in New York. The great-grandfather of our subject was an officer in the Revolutionary war. The grandfather served as a soldier in the war of 1812. The family has ever been noted for loyalty and for patriotic devotion to the country. Jacob Stockslager, the father of our subject, removed from Pennsylvania to Baltimore, Maryland before the Civil war, and served in the commissary department of the Union army when the country became involved in hostilities between the north and the south. He married Elizabeth Clutz, a native of Maryland born February 17, 1815.the wedding was celebrated about 1849, and in 1864 they came to Iowa, taking up their abode near Tipton upon a far, in Cedar county. There they remained until 1873, when they removed to Benton county, and in 1888 became residents of Des Moines, where they are still living, the father having retired from business life. However, in former years his well directed efforts brought him a comfortable competence. In their family were three children: S Oliver, Carried who is at home, and Alonzo E who resides in Santa Rosa, California.
In the public schools of his native city Dr Stockslager pursued his early education and after the removal of the family to Iowa continued his studies in Cedar county. He was also on year in an academy at Clarence, Iowa and in 1867 he entered the collegiate department of the State University at Iowa City, where he remained for two years. Later he spent one year I the medical department of that institution and in 1871 entered the Rush Medical College of Chicago, where he was a student for one year. In the fall of 1872 he matriculated in the Bellevue Medical Hospital and College at New York, where he graduated in 1875, with the degree of M D. In July of the same year he began practice in Norway, Iowa, where he remained until October 1879. IN January 1880, he arrived in Boone, where he has since made his home, and during the intervening years he has naturally gained a large and lucrative practice, which has come to him by reason of his skill and ability in his chosen profession.
The Doctor was married in Norway, Iowa November 13, 1877, to Elora E Brown, a daughter of Jesse E Brown who was born December 29, 1821 in Kentucky and died in Cedar Rapids, Iowa August 8, 1877.Her mother bore the maiden name of Clarissa Catt, and was born January 29, 1829 in Ohio. Her death also occurred in Cedar Rapids, the ate of her demise being April 17, 1899. Her great-grandfather was a companion of Daniel Boone in many of his expeditions as he explored Kentucky and other portions of the west. At one time he swam three miles with his overcoat and all his other clothes on in order to escape fro the Indians. However, he was captured on one occasion and was held in captivity by the red men for seven years. Mrs Stockslager is one of a family of eight children of whom seven are yet living. By her marriage she has become the mother of two children: Mae, born September 7, 1881, now a student in Wells College of Aurora, New York, and Ray who was born November 18, 1888, and si still with his parents.
The Doctor endorses the Republican party and its principles, but is not an office seeker, having served in no official position save that of the United States pension examiner, to which he was appointed by President Harrison. He belongs to the Masonic fraternity, holding membership relations with the blue lodge, chapter, commandery ad with the Mystic Shrine. He is also connected with the Knights of Pythias fraternity, and aside from his profession is identified with business interests in Boone as vice-president and director of the Boone County Telephone Company. In the line of his practice he is connected with the Iowa State Medical Society and the Central Medical Society, and thus deeps in touch with the progress made it the profession. He has a broad and comprehensive knowledge of the principles and science of medicine, and anything which tends to bring to man the key to that mystery which we call life elicits his interests and cooperation.
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