Margaret Denny Hoover Papers

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Title: Margaret Denny Hoover Papers

Dates: 1933-1996

Creator: Margaret Denny Hoover

Summary/Abstract: Margaret Denny Hoover was the wife of Walter King Hoover, the owner of Walter King Funeral Home in Smyrna. Her papers stored at the Albert Gore Research Center represent her life’s effort of collecting her and her husband’s family histories. In addition, Mrs. Hoover was an avid member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and of the Methodist churches. The history of these institutions is also documented in this collection, which is useful for the study of Rutherford County families and genealogy, Smyrna history, the history of Methodist churches in Rutherford County, and other research subjects.

Quantity/Physical Description: Approximately 3.5 linear feet.

Language(s): English

Repository: Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, (615) 898-2632

Restrictions on Access: None

Copyright: It is presumed that corporate and individual copyrights in manuscripts, photographs, and other materials have been retained by the copyright owners. Copyright restrictions apply. Users of materials should seek necessary permissions from the copyright holders to comply with U.S. copyright laws.

Preferred Citation: (Box Number, Folder Number), the Margaret Denny Hoover Papers, Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Acquisition: Accession unknown.

Processed By: Original processor undetermined.

Arrangement: The arrangement of these papers appears to be random and may be Mrs. Hoover’s original order. For more information, see the inventory beginning on the second page of this finding aid.

Biographical Note: Margaret Denny Hoover was born in Davidson County and was the daughter of William Otis and Pearl Grove Denny. Mrs. Hoover was married to Walter King Hoover, who owned and operated the Walter King Funeral Home in Smyrna. The Hoovers lived in Smyrna for most of their lives and were members of Kedron United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hoover was avidly interested in genealogy and involved with the Daughters of the American Revolution in Smyrna. She died on September 14, 2006 and her personal papers were donated to the Albert Gore Research Center.

Scope and Content: These papers include immediate and extended Hoover family genealogy and history compilations, as well as family photographs, correspondence, pamphlets, books, manuals and other Hoover family memorabilia. While the physical dates are generally between 1933 and 1996, the collection contains photocopies of materials dating as far back as 1804.

Associated Materials: There are no known associated materials at this time, although the photographs may be reprocessed and moved to photograph storage at a later date.

Related Collections: The Walter King Hoover Papers are related, as Walter King and Margaret Denny Hoover were married.

Subject Terms

Walter King Hoover
Margaret Denny Hoover
Edwin Hoover Sr.
Lotspeitch Family
Mary Dean Jones
King Family
Paisley Family
Beck Family
Riggs Family
Spencer Family
Bell Family
Bessie Lee King

Rutherford County, Tennessee
Smyrna, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
Dickson County, Tennessee
Williamson County, Tennessee
Bedford County, Tennessee
West Tennessee
Wilson County, Tennessee

Subjects (General)
Family History

Material Types
Record Books

Collection Inventory: