Biography of Cinna W. Hoover
North Central Ohio Biographies

Cinna Wilkes Hoover, who is widely known throughout North Central Ohio as the cashier of the Lodi State Bank, is a native of Ohio. He was born March 20, 1870, at Sterling, the son of Henry and Harriet (Shook) Hoover.

Henry Hoover was a native of Wayne County, Ohio, born in August, 1837. He was a farmer and tobacco grower, and died in 1911 and is buried at Seville, Ohio. Mr. Hoover had married Miss Harriet Shook, the daughter of George Shook, of Guilford Center, Ohio. To them were born two children: Elva, who died in 1901, was the wife of Richard Bratton, who died in 1896, and they are buried at Eaton, Ohio and Cinna Wilkes, the subject of this sketch.

Cinna Wilkes Hoover grew up at Sterling, Ohio, where he attended the public schools. He also spent two years at Northern Indiana Normal School, Valparaiso, Ind., and began his teaching career in 1891. He taught for three years in the district schools near Sterling, and for two years was superintendent of schools at Rittman, Ohio. In 1897 he received an appointment as a railway mail clerk and for three years worked between Pittsburgh and Chicago, and for 11 years between Cleveland and Bridgeport, Ohio. In 1912 Mr. Hoover founded the "Rittman Press," which he owned and edited for a period of four years. He then became identified with the Rittman Savings Bank as cashier, and served in that capacity until 1921, when he came to Lodi as cashier of the Lodi State Bank.

On Dec. 25, 1894, Mr. Hoover was united in marriage with Miss Malinda Mougey, the daughter of Peter and Mary (Stoll) Mougey, of Sterling, Ohio, both deceased. They have a son, Levin Irving, who was born Oct. 17, 1895. He is a graduate of Rittman High School, class of 1913, and is now an electrical engineer at Harper, Kan. He is married and has two sons.

Mr. Hoover is a Republican, a member of the Congregational Church, and belongs to Harrisonville Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 137; Lodi Oriental Chapter, No. 128, West Salem, R. A. M. He is also a member of the Rotary Club.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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