Bio: Hoover, Stephen (? 1914)


Surnames: Hoover, Barland, Buffington

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) pages 733-734

Stephen Hoover, whose death at Eau Claire, Wis., on February 6, 1914, was deeply mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances, was one of the city's enterprising and public-spirited men. Mr. Hoover had been a resident of the city for nearly half a century, and during that time had been prominently identified with its business and civic life. He was born in Geneva, N. Y., and from the close of his school days followed various occupations. In 1866 he came to Eau Claire and engaged in the butcher business, which occupation he successfully followed for thirty or more years. He closed his business in 1898 and from that time on lived in retirement. In all his business dealings Mr. Hoover was the soul of honor, and his uniform courtesy and manly demeanor, combined with social qualities of pleasing character, won for him universal confidence and esteem and made him beloved by all, especially by those most intimately associated with him. He was a devoted member of the Congregational church and contributed liberally to its support.

He married Elizabeth Barland, who was formerly from New York state, and to this union one daughter, Fannie, who is now the wife of B. A. Buffington, was born.



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