Charles Loring Hoover Papers

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Charles Loring Hoover Papers, 247 THL

CONTENT AND SCOPE: This collection contains World War II memorabilia, newspaper clippings, obituaries, and other items associated with Winchester native Charles L. Hoover (1920-1942). (1 box) Last updated 10/11.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Charles Loring Hoover, who was a 1937 graduate of Handley High School, was the first Frederick County, VA soldier killed in action during World War II. Hoover was killed while fighting against an attack on his position by German bombers during the North Africa Campaign in November, 1942. The 22-year-old was awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star for his service during the engagement.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection.

CITE AS: Charles Loring Hoover #247, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA

BOX 1

American Legion Gold Star Citation, December 15, 1943, 1 leaf, printed

Correspondence, resolutions, etc.

News clippings regarding John and Charles Hoover, 1940s-1950s

World War II gold stars, 2 items, printed

Scrapbook - news articles and correspondence regarding service and death of Charles Loring Hoover in World War II

Citation from Franklin Delano Roosevelt, November 29, 1942,1 leaf, printed

Book of Psalms – No publisher, no date, packet-sized edition

If You don’t Come Back – Some Thoughts On Immortality by H. Hyde Prichard, New York, MacMillan co. 1943, inscription "With Deep Sympathy to Lewis Hovermale, Market St. Methodist Church, November 29, 1946

Medal – Post Eminent Commander, Knights Templar, belonged to Charles E. Hoover, grandfather of Charles Lone Hoover, in leather case with 1904 membership card of C. E. Hoover in Acca Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., Richmond, VA

Sketches – Two sketches found among Charles Loring Hoover’s effects and possibly done by Charles Loring Hoover
Possible sketch of General Turner Ashby, 3 leaves, manuscript (photocopy); 1
leaf on cardboard, manuscript
Sketch, Civil War scene of Union soldiers pursuing through Poolsville, MD, 2
leaves, manuscript (photocopy); 1 leaf on cardboard, manuscript

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

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