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    CHARLES P. HOOVER, who has been successfully operating a stone quarry in Newberry Township, south of Covington, at the bridge that crosses the Stillwater River, for the past six years, owns six acres of land in this township, of which he is a representative citizen. Mr. Hoover was born on a farm in Darke County, Ohio, just west of his present place, May 21, 1851, and is a son of Absolom and Sarah (Patty) Hoover, and a grandson of Noah Hoover, who came from South Carolina.

    The father of Mr. Hoover was a farmer and in clearing up his land was accidentally killed by the fall of a tree, May 28, 1856. His widow subsequently married N. W. Furnace, and is also deceased. When Charles P. Hoover was eleven years old he was taken to the home of Alfred Iddings, a farmer in Concord Township, Miami County, with whom he lived for two years, and later lived two years with Clark Adams. His mother then contracted her second marriage and moved to Newberry Township and then Charles returned to her and lived at home until 1870, assisting his stepfather, and under him learned the trade of stone-cutter. Mr. Hoover has worked at this trade ever since he was sixteen years of age and started out for himself at what is known as the Jackson quarries, in Newton Township. In large measure, Mr. Hoover is a self-made man and what he owns he has acquired through his own industry and good management.

    When eighteen years of age, Mr. Hoover was married to Miss Sarah Curtis, who was born and reared at West Milton, the same place in which Mr. Hoover's father was born. Mrs. Hoover also lost her father in childhood. Mr. and Mrs. Hoover have three children: Mary Belle, William C. and Forrest R. Mary Belle is the wife of H. M. Williams of Covington, and they have four children: Helen, Lucille, Charles and Dwight. W. C. is in the Government service, being a clerk in the post office at Cincinnati. He married Edith Pifer of Gettysburg, Ohio, and they have one son, Farrin. Forrest R., residing at Covington, is agent and telegraph operator for the C. H.& D. Railroad. He married Tessie Wilson and they have one daughter, Mary Margaret. Mr. Hoover is an Odd Fellow lodge.

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