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Hoover (George K.) Papers
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Papers belonging to American minister and philanthropist George K. Hoover.
George Kingsley Hoover was an American minister and philanthropist. At the beginning of the Civil War, he enlisted in Company F of the 105th Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry and fought in Virginia and Maryland. After a head wound and a prolonged illness, he served as a hospital nurse and ward master at Fort Monroe. In October 1863 he was transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps and was honorably discharged a year later. In 1870, he married Martha Allison and entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church and served in Illinois and Iowa. He attended Northwestern University and graduated from Garrett Biblical Institute in 1874. In 1888, Reverend Hoover became one of the organizers of Children's Home Society, a charitable organization designed to provide orphans with foster care, and editor of the Society's monthly, Children's Home Finder. In 1897 he organized the American Educational and Aid Association, later known as the American Home-Finding Association. He was also very active in the Civil War veteran organizations.
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