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 Lydia Ann <I>Hubbard</I> Hoover

Lydia Ann Hubbard Hoover

Birth
District Of Columbia, USA
Death 13 Jan 1897 (aged 77)
District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot Section A, Lot 15, Site 5
Memorial ID 107299127 · View Source
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Lydia Hubbard married Samuel Hoover on March 3, 1839 in Washington DC.

Lydia Hoover appears as the head of the household on the 1870 Census. Her sons Samuel and John are butchers, and Charles is a store clerk. Two new children were born to Samuel and Kate Hoover since the 1860 Census: Samuel S., age 2; and Lilla, age 6/12ths (Dec. 1869). These are Lydia's grandchildren.

After the death of her husband and the settlement of his estate, Lydia Ann Hoover was appointed guardian to the orphans of Samuel Hoover in April 1865 by Judge Purcell, Orphans' Court. On December 20, 1865, notice appeared in the Evening Star forewarning that the guardian would not be responsible for any debts contracted by any persons without a written order from her.

A notice was published in the Evening Star on May 28, 1873 indicating Lydia A. Hoover, Trustee, would sell to the highest bidder "valuable unimproved real estate lying about 100 yards north of Boundary Street, and fronting 323 69-100 feet on both 7th and 8th Streets, N.W., extended" on June 9, 1973.

The 1880 DC Census finds Lydia A. Hoover, a widow 61 years of age, as the head of the household "keeping house." Living with her are two of her children: Harriet E., 23 years of age; and Arthur H., 21 years of age and a grocer. Two servants also are in the household.

Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Lydia A. Hoover, who died Wednesday, January 13, 1897, were held at the Assembly Presbyterian Church on Friday afternoon. The services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Little, pastor of the church. Mrs. Hoover had for many years been a member of Assembly, and many kind words were spoken of the woman whose loss will be mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends. Mrs. Hoover was an old Washingtonian, having lived here all her life. She had attained the ripe age of 77 years, most all of which had been full of usefulness, not only to herself, but to those about her. Mrs. Hoover was the mother of several of Washington's oldest business men, most of whom are living. Her grandchildren numbered in the neighborhood of fifty. Several grandsons acted as pallbearers. Lydia A. Hoover was buried January 15, 1897 at Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.


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  • Created by: Dennis Hubscher
  • Added: 25 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 107299127
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lydia Ann Hubbard Hoover (26 Nov 1819–13 Jan 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107299127, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Hubscher (contributor 47006361) .