E. F. Hoover, who is engaged in farming in Cono township, was born in Urbana, Illinois, on the 3oth of July,
1870. His parents, David and Asenath (Williamson) Hoover, were both natives of Ohio. The father, who was a miller
by trade, was a grain merchant while living in Mayview, Illinois, and was quite successful in that business. In
1893 he removed to Poweshiek county, Iowa, and there passed away on the 1st of April, 1897. His widow survived
until May 2, 1901. They were the parents of three sons and a daughter: William Shannon, who died when fifteen years
old; C. W., of Everett, Washington; E. F.; and Nettie, who married L. Ambler, a farmer of Cono township.
E. F. Hoover was reared in Illinois and attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education. Upon starting
out on his independent business career he decided to follow the occupation to which he had been reared and for
twenty two years has been engaged in fanning. He owns one hundred and thirty eight and a half acres of good land
in Cono township and his labors are rewarded by good crops annually. He also carries on stock raising to some extent
and derives therefrom a substantial addition to his income.
On the 30th of August, 1899, Mr. Hoover married Miss Bertha Anderson, a daughter of Peter and Louisa (Dickinson)
Anderson, of Honey Creek township. The father is a farmer by occupation and has many friends who esteem him for
his excellent qualities of character. To Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were born one son and seven daughters: James W.,
who passed away when forty three years of age, leaving a widow, Mrs. Minnie Anderson, and six children; Nellie,
who married T. W. Wilkinson and has four children; Mary, the wife of Ray Norton and the mother of four children;
Anna, who married Dell O. Norton, a brother of Ray Norton, and who has four children; Daisy, the wife of Ed Torrance,
by whom she has two sons; Mrs. Hoover; Grace, who died when four years old; and Effie, who married Victor Walters,
and has two children.
Mr. Hoover is a republican in politics and takes the interest of a good citizen in everything relating to public
advancement. He and his wife attend the Congregational church and cast their influence on the side of right and
progress. His industry and good management have enabled him to gain financial success and his sterling worth of
character has won for him the respect of those who have been associated with him.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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