Charles Abraham Vander Beek is of Holland ancestry, and a son of John and Mary F. Vander Beek. He was born near Rochester, New York, and chose the medical profession as his life work. In 1889 he was graduated from the medical department of New York (City) University, and served an interneship in the Monroe County Hospital. For several years the was engaged as assistant physician in Brigham Hall Hospital in Canandaigua, and since then Dr. Vander Beek has been in practice in Rochester, New York.