Biography of Dr. Paul A. Stoodt
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Paul A. Stoodt, M. D. is a well known and capable young physician of Mansfield. He was born in this city, Oct. 29, 1898, the son of Albert L. and Ida E. (Roberts) Stoodt.

Albert L. Stoodt was born in Mansfield, and is the son of William Stoodt, a native of Germany who came to the United States in the early days and settled in Mansfield. During his life time he was engaged in the meat market business at Mansfield. Albert L. Stoodt attended the public schools and then entered the employ of his father where he learned the meat business. After his father's death he continued the business for many years. He is now engaged in the real estate business. His wife, who was born in Chicago, Ill., died in March, 1929, and is buried at Mansfield. Mr. Stoodt is a Democrat and a member of the Lutheran Church. His fraternal affiliations are those of the Free & Accepted Masons, Mansfield Lodge, No. 35; Mansfield Chapter, R. A. M. No. 28; Mansfield Council, It. & S. M. M. No. 94; Mansfield Commandery, K. T. No. 21; Dayton Consistory, A. A. S. R. 32nd degree; and Al Koran Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. Mr. and Mrs. Stoodt were the parents of five children: Clarabel, married Martin Strickler; Paul A., the subject of this sketch; Allen, Mansfield; Jack, Mansfield; and Robert, a student at Western Reserve University, Cleveland.

Paul A. Stoodt received his early education in the public and high schools of Mansfield. In the fall of 1917 he entered Adelbert College, Western Reserve University, Cleveland. He was a member of the Student Army Training Corps. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1922, and in 1925 was graduated from the Medical School of Western Reserve University. During 1925-26 he served as an interne at Charity Hospital, Cleveland, and during 1927-28 was assistant surgeon to Dr. Carl A. Hamann. During the spring of 1928 Dr. Stoodt took a trip to Honolulu, and upon his return located in Cleveland. In November, 1929, he established his office at Mansfield.

At the time of his graduation Doctor Stoodt was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Medical Reserve Corps.

At Western Reserve University Doctor Stoodt was a member of the varsity football and basketball teams.

He is identified with the Richland County Medical Society, the Ohio State Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. He is a member of the Phi Gamma Delta, and of Nu Sigma Nu fraternities. He is a Democrat and a member of the West Brook Country Club.

In August, 1929, Doctor Stoodt was united in marriage with Miss Ottelia Bindewald, a daughter of Dr. Otto and Clarine (Brown) Bindewald. He was born in Germany and is now deceased. His widow, a native of Virginia, now lives at Los Angeles, Calif.

Doctor and Mrs. Stoodt are members of the Presbyterian Church.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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