Urban Carey Stover

Urban C. Stover Papers
1918-circa 1943
1 mss. box
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Christina Baich, April 2006


Biographical Note:

Urban Carey Stover was born on January 16, 1867, in Ladoga, Indiana. His parents were Daniel C. and Mahala T. (Harney) Stover. He received his A.B. from Wabash College in 1890. On January 24, 1899, he married Helen Brown Watson with whom he had two children, Harney W. and Susanna. Stover practiced law in Ladoga and Indianapolis. He was general attorney for the Central Indiana Railroad (1895-1924); principal attorney for the Valuation Bureau of the Interstate Commerce Commission (1925-1934); and Deputy Attorney General of Indiana (1934-1945).


Who’s Who in the Central States. Vol. 1. Chicago: Larkin, Roosevelt & Larkin, Ltd., 1947.

Scope and Content Note:

The bulk of the collection consists of family letters written during and just after World War I, including letters from his son, Harney W. Stover, while he was stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station (July-October 1918) and in France and New York (November 1918-January 1919); from his nephew, Daniel Stover, a lawyer with the Judge Advocate’s Office in France (1918); and his nephew, Harney B. Stover, an officer in the Field Artillery in France (1918). Also included are writings by Stover including “Scraps of Early Church History” and “History of the Office of Attorney General in Indiana” and some newspaper clippings and photos.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.

1. Correspondence, June-15 July 1918
2. Correspondence, 15-30 July 1918
3. Correspondence, Aug. 1918
4. Transcript of correspondence, June-Aug. 1918
5. Correspondence, Sept. 1918
6. Correspondence, Oct. 1918
7. Correspondence, Nov.-Dec. 1918
8. Correspondence, Jan.-May 1919
9. Newspaper clippings, 1918-1919
10. Photos, programs, etc., 1918-1942
11. Writings, 1921-1922 and c. 1943

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:
1 manuscript box
Collection Dates:
Urban C. Stover, 1936-1943
Access: This collection is open for research.
Reproduction Rights:
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Language Materials are entirely in English
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