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Biography of
Samuel William Hoover


Samuel William Hoover, candidate for Representative subject to the action of the voters at the Democratic primary, August 4, next, was born in Jassamine County, Kentucky, November 6, 1850, and moved to Cass County, Missouri, in 1858, and was raised on a farm near Freeman.

He left the farm when 17 years of age and entered the high school at Paola, Kansas, where he took a three years course and in 1870 went to the Kentucky University at Lexington and enetered the law department of that school, from which he graduated int he spring of 1873.

He settled in Harrisonville in 1874, remaining only about a year, when he went to St. Louis and entered the firm of Wade & Foster, becoming an associate member of the firm. In 1878 his brother, who was on the farm with his father, died, and his father's health being badly broken, he returned and ran the farm for two years, when he came to Harrisonville again.

In 1880 Charles W. Steele and he formed a partnership and bought the Cass County Courier from James E. Payne and the Tiimes from H.R. Steele and consolidated the two and published as the Times-Courier for about two years, when the name was changed to the Cass County Democrat. After about a year he bought out Mr. Steele and published the paper also until 1885, when he sold it to Hawkins & Middleton.

He then entered the law and abstract business in Harrisonville, and has continued in that business to the present time, having in the meantime compiled a complete set of abstract books of the county.
(Source: History and Directory of Cass County, Missouri. Published by The Cass County Leader, Harrisonville, MO, 1908)


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