William B. Stover, of Stover Brothers & Motz, was born in Center county, Pennsylvania, December 13, 1844. His parents John and Catherine (Brown) Stover, were natives of that state. William is the twelfth child of a family of fourteen children, and was reared in his native county. He was reared in the occupation of farming, and followed that occupation until 1866, when he located in Effingham, Illinois, there residing about two year. He then came to Guthrie Center, and held a position as clerk with Motz & Co. until becoming a member of the firm in March, 1874. He is one of our most successful and progressive business men, and is well and favorably known by the citizens of Guthrie county. He was united in marriage May 6, 1880, to Miss Alice McCluen. They have two children--Murry C. & Ward.