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Hoover, John Whitmer, 1834-1902



  • Existence: 1834 - 1902


John Whitmer Hoover (1834-1902) was a Utah miller.

John Whitmer Hoover was born on November 18, 1834 to Abraham Hoover and Mary Elizabeth Adair. He immigrated to Utah with his family in 1854, when he was 19 years old. On December 23, 1855, he married Mary Elizabeth Corsa and had twelve children. John owned and operated a mill in Provo, UT and left it to his sons when he died on May 27, 1902.

John Whitmer Hoover Papers, 1867-1920 (John Whitmer Hoover; owned a mill in Provo, UT).

Family Search, via WWW, October 19, 2022 (John Whitmer Hoover; b. Nov. 18, 1834; parents are Abraham Hoover and Mary Elizabeth Adair; m. Mary Elizabeth Corsa on Dec. 23, 1855 and had twelve children; migrated to utah in 1854; d. May 27, 1902).

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

The funeral services of John W. Hoover

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324276]
Identifier: MSS SC 2508
Scope and Contents

Typewritten copy of the funeral services for John Whitmer Hoover on 29 May 1902. Among the speakers was the Mormon Apostle, Reed Smoot. Among the other speakers were John Edge Booth, Myron Tanner, and David John. Hoover's father joined the Mormon Church and moved his family to Nauvoo, Illinois in 1842 and later to Utah. John Hoover was a miller who married Mary Coursey in 1855 and lived in Springville, Utah. He moved to Provo, Utah in 1861. Also included is a biography of Hoover.

Dates: approximately 1902-1925

John Whitmer Hoover papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197232485943]
Identifier: MSS 362
Scope and Contents

Letters, cash receipts, account books, deeds, certificates, memorabilia, indentures, and miscellaneous notes. The materials were created when Hoover and his family resided in Provo, Utah, when he operated the Excelsior Roller Mills in that city. The items relate to the operation of the mill and to family matters.

Dates: 1867-1920

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Biographies 1
Certificates 1
Deeds 1
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Utah -- Provo -- History -- Sources 1
Funeral service -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History -- Sources 1