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    Johnstown Tribune, 19 Aug 1921, Page 20, Contributed by Mary Bookout Grove


Deceased Was for Many Years a Merchant of Coopersdale Borough


JACOB HOOVER 92 died unexpectedoly early this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Margaret Edwards, 407 Ferndale avenue, and was found by his son George Hoover, when he was about to start for work between 6 an7 o'clock. His death was due to general debility. Mr. Hoover was able to be about the Edwards home yesterday and retired last nitght without complaining of being ill. His health had been mipaired (sic) for some time and he was under the care of a physician. One of the members of his family visited his beroom at 2 o'clock this morning to give him a dose of medicine.

The deceased was born in Bedford on February 22, 1829 and came to Johnstown sahortly before the Cambria Iron Company began operating here in 1853. He was among the early employees of the Cambria Iron Company, and later engaged in the mercantile business in Perkinsville, now known as Coopersdale. He retired from business in 1877 and later removed to New Castle, where his son William Hoover, resides. He returned to Johnstown over a year ago and had since been with the Edwards family in Ferndale Borough.

In 1853 Mr Hoover and Miss Cornelia Goudy, sister of the late Morgan Goudy , a veteran railroader, were married in this city by the Rev. James L. Deens, at that time the pastor of the Franklin-street Methodist Episcopal Church. Mrs. Hoover's death occurred here about 1881. Mr. Hoover is survived by three sons and three daughters; William, of New Castle; George, of Ferndale; John of Indianapolis; Mrs. Margaret Edwards, of Ferndale, widow of Jonathan Edwards, and Mrs. William S. Davis and Miss Katharine Hoover, of Braddock.

The funeral arrangements will not be completed until the arrival of his children from Braddock and New Castle this evening, Jacob Hoover, was one of the charter members of Cooper -avenue Methodist Episcopal Church.

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