Biography of Adison S. Hooker
Allen County, OH Biographies





ADISON S. HOOKER, liveryman, Spencerville, was born in Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., Ohio, September 15, 1846; a son of Royal and Courtney (Graham) Hooker, natives of Vermont and Virginia respectively; the former of whom died July 27, 1882, the latter July 13, 1866. Eight of their twelve children are still living, viz.: Charles R., John O., Royal D., Adison S., Winfield T., William G., Roy B. and Elmer E. Our subject was raised on a farm and embarked in life as a farmer in this county. whither his parents had moved in 1850. When seventeen years of age he enlisted in Company H, Twenty third Ohio Volunteer Infantry (in 1863), and received his discharge in 1865. After the war he engaged in lumbering and, having purchased some timber land, built a saw mill. During his business career he has owned a saw and planing mill, a gristmill, etc. In 1882 he went to Michigan, where he was for two years engaged more or less extensively in the lumber business. January, 1884, he returned to Spencerville, and has since conducted a livery business. Mr. Hooker was married August 14, 1866, to Elizabeth Fisle, born in 1847, and by her he has had nine children: Charles A., John B., Henrietta, Anna L., Laura (deceased), Katie (deceased), George, Adison S. and Lavina. Mr. Hooker has served as councilman teil years, and has held other minor township offices. Politically he is a stanch Democrat. Although Mr. Hooker started in life a poor boy, his efforts have been crowned with success, and several buildings are standing, among which is his flue residence, as monuments to his thrift and enterprise.

From:
History of Allen County, Ohio
Published by: Wamer, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1885


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