HOOVER, CHARLES F., furniture and carpet dealer, was born in Harrisburg, February 25, 1861. He is a son of William and Mary B. (Yingst) Hoover. William H. Hoover was born in York county. For many years he was an honored resident of Harrisburg He served three years in the army, in the defense of his country,a nd was during that time in three branches of of the service, infantry, artillery and cavalry. He took part in many of the famous battles. He received injuries in the service which eventuated in his death in 1865. He married Mary B. Yingst, born in Harrisburg, who is still living in this city. Their family consisted of two children: Charles F. and a daughter, Anna Laura, who died in infancy.
Charles F. Hoover began his education in the city public schools. At the age of eleven he entered Whitehall Soldiers' Orphans' School, where his education was completed.
He worked for two years at house painting. He then removed to Adebolt, Iowa, where he resided two years engaged in painting under contracts. He next removed to Philadelphia, and was in the service of John Wanamaker & Co., in their carpet department, for about two years. Returning to Harrisburg, he was for the next ten years in the carpet business with F. W. Yingst. In the carpet business with F. W. Yingst. In 1891 he went into business for himself. He was married in Harrisburg, May 1, 1883, to Elizabeth B., daughter of George and Anna Dinger, of Harrisburg. They had had three children: William H., Charles R., died at the age of the three years and ten months, and Robert Patterson. Mr. Hoover is a member of State Capital Lodge, No. 70, Olive Encampment, No. 56, and Susanna Rebecca Lodge, No. 244, I. O. O. F.; Cincinnatus Commandery, No. 96, K. of M.; Herculean Castle, No 480, K. of G. E., and K. of H. In politics he is independent. He and his family attend the Lutheran church.
Peggy McNeal, for the Dauphin County,
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