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George Hoover

Viola Hoover

George W. HOOVER


Viola Alvesta CROSBY


Fayette County Iowa

Wilson County Kansas

and Major County Oklahoma

George W. Hoover was born November 19, 1837, near Quincy, in Logan County, Ohio. He was the second child born to Jacob and Elizabeth ROSIER HOOVER. When he was twelve years of age his parents removed to Fayette County, Iowa. On February 26, 1860, he married Viola Alvesta Crosby in Prarie du Chien, Wisconsin. According to family history, she was teaching school in Fayette County, Iowa, although her parents, Manson Hume and Sabra (GETCHELL) CROSBY were living in Linn County, Iowa, ninety miles from West Union, Fayette County, where George Hoover was living with his father, his mother having died several years before.

Viola Alvesta Crosby was born March 19, 1843, near Plymouth, Penobscott County, Maine. Her name appears on the 1850 Plymouth, Penobscot County Maine census in her parent's household. She was shown as age six.

George and Viola Hoover were enumerated on the 1860 Fayette County, Iowa census in the household of Jacob HOOVER, dwelling number 421. George is shown as age 22; Viola is shown as "Etta, also age 22. Her correct age at the time of this census was 17.

In 1870, George and Viola Hoover and four children left Iowa to establish a home in Wilson County, Kansas. Their first child, Elizabeth, had lived only a short time.

Their children were:

Asa Crosby HOOVER

Asa Hoover was born October 19, 1862. He married Ada FILES and they had one child, George Edward Hoover. Asa Hoover died of cerebro-spinal meningitis on March 19, 1899. His child was one year old. At the time of his death, Asa Hoover was the owner of a farm at Parvin, Oklahoma, and was deputy sheriff. His son, George Edward Hoover, died at the age of 18. Ada (Files) Hoover also preceeded her son in death.

Ellen Permelia HOOVER

Ellen Permelia Hoover was born April 1, 1865. She married John Henry HUSTON on December 22, 1884 in Wilson County, Kansas. Their children were George Andrew Huston, Fred Crosby Huston, Manson McManus Huston, Mary Mildred Huston, Cassia Andella Huston, John Wicker Huston, and Asa Hoover Allen Huston. Ellen Hoover Huston died December 15, 1945; John Henry Huston died May 9, 1926. Both are buried at Rusk Cemetery.

Manson McManus HOOVER

Manson McManus HOOVER married Nettie Pearl McMACKIN

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Sabra Pauline HOOVER

Sabra Pauline Hoover was born November 29, 1869, in Iowa. She married Albert H. WEBB. She died February 9, 1942.

Cassia C. George HOOVER

Cassia George HOOVER was born January 30, 1879, at Altoona, Wilson County, Kansas, her parent's only child born outside Iowa. She married John Anderson CARVER. They lived on the land he homesteaded at the opening of the Cherokee Strip. Their children were Francis Marion Carver, Viola Elizabeth Carver, and Sabra Gradellen Carver. Cassia Hoover Carver married, second, William BERRY. Their children were Willa Jean BERRY and Cassia May (Peggy) Berry. Cassia Hoover had numerous jobs during her life. She taught school at age 17. During the depression, she drove a Model A Ford all over Oklahoma and Kansas, selling magazine subcriptions and roofing. In 1941-42, then age 62, Cassia worked at North American Aircraft near Inglewood, California, in sheet metal and riveting. After she left California, she worked as an inspector in spot welding at Boeing in Wichita, Kansas. After leaving Boeing at the end of World War II, she worked as a nurse and house-mother at Enid State School for five years. Cassia Hoover Berry died at a nursing home in Emporia, Kansas, on May 2, 1980. She is buried at Rusk Cemetery.


George and Viola Hoover left Kansas in 1911 and moved to Oklahoma to be closer to their children.

George W. Hoover was almost completley blind during the last years of his life. He died March 30, 1923, age 85 years, 4 months, and 11 days. Viola Crosby Hoover died August 18, 1928, at her home near Fairview, Oklahoma, age 85 years, 4 months, and 29 days. Both are buried at Rusk Cemetery.

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