William A. Hover, senior member of the firm of W.A. Hover & Co., wholesale druggists, was born at Mazomanie, Wis., March 9, 1856, and there led the quiet and uneventful life of a village lad. Having been graduated in the local High School when he was about seventeen, he entered the University of Wisconsin as a freshman in 1873, and was there graduated with honors, taking the degree of Bachelor of Mining Engineering. The succeeding year was spent in the Columbia College School of Mines, whence he came directly to Colorado, locating at Lake City where he engaged in assaying. Removing to Denver in 1878, he here became associated with J.O. Bosworth, a retail druggist, under the firm name of Bosworth & Hover. A year later he purchased Bosworth’s interest and established the firm of W.A. Hover & Co., which later discontinued retailing and entered upon its present business of exclusive wholesaling.