Aug 10, 2017 by Bill Federer
Herbert Hoover was born AUGUST 10, 1874.
His Quaker mother taught Sunday School and spoke at Friend’s meetings before she died when he was only ten years old.
Hoover lived for a time on an Indian Reservation in Oklahoma before moving to Oregon.
He worked his way through Stanford University doing laundry, delivering papers, and working for the U.S. Geological Survey.
Hoover graduated from Stanford in 1895 to pursue an engineering career in Australia.
In 1898, while overseas, he cabled a marriage proposal to Louis Henry, who he had fallen in love with at Stanford, and she wired back her acceptance.
They were both 24 years old when they married on February 10, 1899.
Miss Henry was Episcopalian and Hoover was Quaker, but as there were no Quaker Meeting places in Monterey, California, they married in a civil ceremony performed by Roman Catholic priest…
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