Stivers, Charles Gaskill, was born at Jackson Barracks, Louisiana, March 25, 1869, where his father, Capt. Edwin J. Stivers, of the U. S. A. was in command. Captain Stivers has since retired and resides in New York city. Charles G. Stivers received his early education under private tutors, until sixteen years of age, when he entered the high school at St. Paul, Minn., whence his parents had removed, and was graduated from there in 1888. In the fall of the same year he began his studies of medicine in the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. and following upon his graduation in 1891, when he had won a special prize of a $100 check given by an alumnus to the student passing the highest examination in pathology, the position of demonstrator of normal and pathological microscopy at the University of Pennsylvania was tendered him and accepted. In 1892 he was appointed resident physician at the Philadelphia hospital and remained there until the summer of 1893, when he took charge of the practice of Dr. Leonhardt at Tonawanda, N. Y., for one year, during the absence of Dr. Leonhardt in Vienna, Austria. and in the fall of 1894 he removed to Niagara Falls, where he opened an office and has since remained in the enjoyment of a large and growing practice. Dr. Stivers is secretary of the Niagara Falls Academy of Medicine, of which he was a charter member and organizer, and is prominently identified with numerous other organizations of which he is a member, and for which he acts as surgeon. He is also medical examiner for five prominent life insurance companies. In September, 1894, he married Grace A., daughter of Daniel O. Miltimore of Los Angeles, Cal., and president of the Los Angeles Olive Growers' Association. Mrs. Stivers possesses a finely trained soprano voice, being a graduate of the Conservatory of Music at Boston, and frequently appears in amateur opera.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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