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H. Hover



In 1895 H. Hover was a member of the Wray G.A.R. post "Private, K., 11th Kansas"
The History of Henry County, Indiana lists "Henry Hoover, Millville. Enlisted at Louisville, Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Private, Company K, 11th Kansas Cvalry. MIstered in September 15, 1862. Wounded at Little Blue, Missouri October 21, 1864. Mustered out September 13, 1865.

"John Hoover. Company K. 11th Kansas Cavalry. Died at Camp Solomon. Missouri. March 13, 1863. Buried there. Re-interred in Springfield (Missouri) National Cemetery. Section 14. Grave, No. 795. "

May 15, 1903 "In the Onaga Republican for last week we note the following : Henry Hoover has stole a march on his old comrades, by quietly going to Colorado and marrying Mrs. M. A. Gibson. They were married last week at Wray. Both are well known here and a hearty welcome awaits them when they return to Onaga. Information is that they will remain in Colorado for scrne time on account of Jesse Gibson's health, which continues poor. Success and prosperity to the newly married.
1903 Wray "A letter from our old friend Henry Hoover States that he is now at Onago Kansas and is living on the fat of the land. He will not return to Wray for some months."

1906 Onaga "Henry Hoover has loaded a car of apples which he is shipping to Wray, Colorado. Weunderstand he will also ship a car load of sweet potatoes."

February 1907 Wray "Henry Hoover loaded up his household goods this week and shipped them to Olathe, Kansas, his former home, where he will reside for a time. Uncle Henry aud wife divide, their time between this place aud that one, having property in each that requires his personal attention."

1909 Wray "Henry Hoover is quite ill with rheumatism. He has been confined to the house for the last few days."


In 1910 Wray, Henry is 70, born in Indiana, with Mary E. 54 Indiana, farming.

January 1915 "A card received this week by Henry Neinaber announced the death of Henry Hoover, which occurred January 7 at Onaga, Kansas. Mr. Hoover was one of the early residents of Yuma county, and has a large circle of friends who will greatly regret his death. He left Colorado some time ago."


HENRY HOOVER, farmer, P. O. Onaga, was born in Henry County, Ind., April 19, 1839. In 1854 he came to Kansas and lived in Jefferson County until 1856, when he moved to Pottawatomie County, locating on the farm he now occupies. He is the oldest inhabitant of Mill Creek Township. In August, 1863, he enlisted in Company K, Eleventh Kansas Cavalry. He served with his regiment three years, was in the Price raid, and in a skirmish in which his regiment took part he was wounded, receiving a minie ball in the left arm. He has been a member of the District School Board. He was married, January 13, 1857, in Pottawatomie County, to Miss Melinda Eytchison. They have nine children: Laura C., now married; Nancy Ellen, William Merritt, Charles Henry, James Alfred, Edwin Elmer, Bessie May, Sarah Belle and Cicely Pearle. SOURCE: Cutler's history of Kansas

1916 "Mrs. Henry Hoover, a sister of Mr. David Thomas, came down from Denver Tuesday evening to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. Thomas. Mrs. Hoover was formerly a resident of WSray and has many friends here whom she will visit for a short time before returning to Denver. David Thomas 1873-1939 is buried in Wray # 81634258.
THE ONAGA HERALD 14 APRIL 1921

Mrs. Alice Hoover died at her home in this city last Saturday morning after an illness of several weeks duration.
Mary Alice Thomas was born in Pinevillage, Indiana, on December 11, 1856, and died in Onaga, Kansas on April 9, 1921, aged 65 years and about 4 months.
She was united in marriage to Mr. Forbes Gibson and to this union six children were born, as follows: Josh, John, Sarah Isabel, Josie, Minnie and one child died in infancy. All of the children have preceded the mother to the better world. Mrs. Hoover came to Onaga in 1876 where she has resided most of the time since. One daughter, Sarah Isabel, was married to Eli Perrussel, and two children, Truman Forbes and Percy B. survive. Mr. Gibson died several years ago. The subject of this sketch was later married to Mr. Henry Hoover of this city, who also passed away a few years ago. Mrs. Hoover is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Geo. DeGraw, of this city, and Mrs. Emma Myers of Gray, Wash., and by four brothers, Chas. E. Thomas of this city, John Thomas of Gray, Wash., and Dave and Clarence Thomas of Wray, Colo.
Funeral services were held at the Congregational church last Sunday afternoon, and in the absence of the regular pastor, W. E. Brehm, who is ill in Topeka, Rev. Aaron Breck of Topeka, former pastor, conducted the services. Interment was made in the Onaga cemetery

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