Ruth O. “Kate” Hocker passed away Friday morning, the 12th of February, at her home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Born on 22 August 1920 in Lescontes Mills, she was the daughter of Clyde L. Hoover and Nora M. Houdeshell. In 1941 she married William H. Hocker in Harrisburg, who predeceased her. She is survived by her children, grand children and two great grandchildren.
Thanks to the sleuthing of some family members on the ground in Pennsylvania, I believe we finally know where Christian Hoover’s farm was located. Turns out, I wasn’t too far off in my guessing!
It’s Surname Saturday. This week I’m remembering my great great grandfather George W. Houdeshell of Centre and Clearfield counties.
In honor of our nation’s birthday, I thought I’d highlight a relative who’d served his country during wartime. Since I shared Daniel’s gravestone photo last week, I thought I’d share his WWI draft card today. Although the image is small, you can see that his full name was Daniel Edgar Hoover and he lived in […]
A gravestone photo of Daniel Edgar Hoover, only son of Reuben and Emma (Coleburn) Hoover, of Karthuas, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, was born 16 Jul 1887 and died 11 Feb 1966. He was buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Oak Hill, Karthaus Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. Daniel served during World World I.
One of the difficulties in researching Christian Hoover has been trying to find the location of his property. Through family stories, I know he lived in Clearfield County—either Covington or Karthaus townships. But where was it really?
Christian Hoover, the man who inspired all my Hoover family research.
George Hoover, youngest son of Christian and Caroline (Kinnard) Hoover, was born 14 Apr 1865 in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, and died 19 Jan 1930 in Sterling Run, Lumber Township, Cameron County, Pennsylvania of a stroke. He married about 1898 Anna Meade. The couple had one child, a son, Omet who was born in Jan 1899 […]
Reuben Hart Hoover, eldest son of Christian and Caroline (Kinnard) Hoover was born in 1854, probably in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, and died 5 Mar 1900 of consumption. He married about 1875 Emma Clara Coleburn, born Mar 1845 and died 12 Sep 1912. They are both buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Karthaus Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. […]
Today’s Fearless Females entry is about the marriages of my great grandparents: Elmer and Lillian (Snyder) Greulich, Edwin and Mary (Waage) Wieder, Will and Isabella (Smith) Hocker, and Clyde and Nora (Houdeshell) Hoover.