HOOVER, William H., general foreman of the Harrisburg Traction Company, was born in Franklin county, Pa., December 20, 1866. He is a son of John and Elizabeth (Tolsen) Hoover. His parents spent their lives in Franklin county, where the father died, in 1867, and where the mother still resides. William H. is their only child. The family are Dunkards. William H. received his education in the public schools of Franklin county. He learned the carpenter trade. In 1887 he removed to Harrisburg and became connected with the East Harrisburg Railway Company. For the past five years he has been the general foreman of the company. He is a charter member of Cincinnatus Commandery, No. 96, K. of M.; a charter member of Warrior Eagle Tribe, No. 340, I. O. R. M., and of Pocahontas Council, No. 63, I. O. R. M.; a member of Herculean Castle, No. 480, K. of G. E.; of Harmon Commandery, No. 38, C. of G. E., of Robert Tippet Lodge, No. 736, Jr. O. A. U. M. He belongs to the Harrisburg Fireman's Beneficial Association, and is a member of No. 2 Volunteer Fire Company. Mr. Hoover is one of the solid men of the city. He is esteemed as an honorable and upright man. He is very popular.
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