Biography of Dr. George W. Stober
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

GEORGE WASHINGTON STOBER, M. D. Graduating in medicine about the time America entered the World war, Doctor Stober soon volunteered, and was assigned to duty in the public health service. Much of his practical work in the profession has been in this field of public health, and for five years he has been health commissioner of East Cleveland, in addition to carrying on his private practice.

He was born at Lexington, Ohio, February 22, 1893. His grandfather, Levi Stober, was a native of Pennsylvania, and came from the vicinity of Philadelphia to Ohio, settling in Ashland County, where he spent his active career as a farmer. Dr. John Peter Stober, father of Dr. George W., was born in Ashland County, Ohio, in 1862, and is a graduate in medicine from the Ohio State University. Throughout all the years since he graduated from college he has been in general practice at Lexington, and is a physician of high standing in that community. He is a member of the Ohio State Medical Association, and is a Knight Templar Mason. Dr. John Peter Stober married Sadie Urich, who was born in Richland County, Ohio, daughter of John Urich, who came to Ohio from the vicinity of Philadelphia and was a farmer.

George Washington Stober, who was only four years old when his mother died, was reared in his father's home at Lexington. He graduated from high school in 1910, spent two years in Kenyon College at Gambier, Ohio, and did his first year of medical work in the University of Michigan. He then entered his father's alma mater, the medical department of Ohio State University, and was graduated Doctor of Medicine in 1917. He soon afterward applied for service in the army, and in August, 1918, was called to active duty, with the commission of first lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps. Soon afterward he was transferred to the United States Public Health Service, with the, rank of acting assistant surgeon, and he was sent to different parts of the country, rendering service during the critical period of the influenza epidemic. In January, 1919, he received his honorable discharge, with the rank of assistant surgeon, public health service.

Doctor Stober on May 1, 1919, engaged in private practice at Cleveland. Since August 1, 1919, he has been health commissioner, and has also served as medical director of the public schools of East Cleveland.

Doctor Stober is a member of the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, the Ohio State and American Medical associations, and is affiliated with Belleville Lodge No. 376, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. He is a member of the Cleveland University Club.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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