President Herbert Clark HOOVER 1 2 3 4
- Born: 10 Aug 1874, West Branch, Cedar, IA, USA
- Marriage: Lou HENRY on 10 Feb 1899
- Died: 20 Oct 1964, New York, New York, New York, USA at age 90
- Buried: 25 Oct 1964, West Branch, Cedar, IA, USA
President Hoover was born in a 7 by 13 foot, bare floor bedroom. The only other room, about the same size, was kitchen, parlor and dining room combined. He grew to the age of ten in the community of the West Branch of the Quakers' Red Cedar Meeting at nearby Springdale. It had been settled only a generation earlier by Quakers including Hoover's grandparents.
By age 10, both of Hoover's parents had died and he was sent to live with relatives in Oregon. Of his childhood home, he said: "The most vivid and joyous recollections of my Iowa boyhood days are of patient angling in Iowa streams for the very occasional fish with willow pole and a properly spatupon worm."
By the time he was President he had become a self-made millionaire businessman and public official. Seven months after he took office, the stock market crashed, and the rest of his presidency revolved around the depression. Many of the proposals he made to counteract the depression were thrown out by congress, only later to be accepted and successful policies under President Roosevelt.
He was a reserved man with a quiet sense of humor. He enjoyed fishing, hiking, and reading biographies. His family of Quaker background. (C-113)
In a newspaper article of the Sunday, New York Times, dated Oct. 24, 1964, it describes our country's preparations and mourning for the death of the 31st President of the U.S., Herbert Hoover. He was to be buried the next day at the 28 acre home that is the site of his library, his pine clapboard cottage home and his father's blacksmith shop.
The Republican Presidential nominee, Barry Goldwater, was expected to attend the funeral, a turnout of 50 Persons of state including President Taft's two sons, as well as a complete turnout of the townspeople who have special memories of Herbert Hoover. (C-271)
Herbert married Lou HENRY on 10 Feb 1899. (Lou HENRY was born on 29 Mar 1875 in Monterey, Monterey, California, USA and died on 7 Jan 1944 in New York, New York, New York, USA 5.)