CHARLES L. STILES was born in the town of Wantage, Sussex county, New Jersey, October 24, 1836, and was the
son of Lemon N. and Cynthia (Green) Stiles. Charles was brought up on a farm and educated in the common schools
and at the University of Northern Pennsylvania, at Bethany, and for a time attended Windsor academy. After that
he taught school for about six years and then began a course of medical study with Dr. S. M. Hand of Windsor. N.
Y. He attended the Geneva medical college and was graduated with the class of 1865. However, by consent of the
faculty, Dr. Stiles began the practice of medicine before his graduation, but soon after that event he located
for active professional life at Gibson, Susquehanna county, Pa., where he lived until May, 1868, and then came
to Owego. He soon became associated with Dr. Daniels, and this was one of the leading medical firms in the southern
tier. Dr. Stiles is today regarded as one of the best physicians and surgeons in Tioga county and is the appointed
surgeon for the Erie railroad company in this vicinity. He is warmly interested in all measures looking to the
interest of Owego and of the county, is a firm democrat, and has held the office of member of the board of education.
He was once elected coroner of the county but declined to serve. He has been a vice president of the New York state
medical society, of which he is a member, has been several times president of the Tioga county medical society,
is a member of the Binghamton academy of medicine, and holds membership in other medical societies. He is a member
of the board of United States pension examiners. In May, 1864, Dr. Stiles was married to Marietta Archibald of
Owego. Four children have been born to them, three of whom are now living. His son, Archie W. Stiles, M. D., was
recently graduated from Baltimore medical college.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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