ENGLEWOOD — Local historian Rex Maggert will portray his ancestor, Marion S. Hoover, in a one-man show March 8 before the Randolph Township Historical Society.
Born in 1870, Hoover operated the steam engine at the DC&P traction line to produce electricity for the trolley, ran a steam engine and thresher outfit while living at Pig Eye, ran a feed exchange in West Milton for many years, and worked for the Bone Brake Seminary in Dayton.
After moving from West Milton to Union, he served on the Randolph Township Board of Education and ran a saw-sharpening business out of his home. He died at age 93 in 1964.
The public is welcome to attend the business meeting at 1 p.m. on March 8 and Maggert’s talk immediately afterward (about 1:30 p.m.). The free event is at the History Center, 114 Valleyview Dr., Englewood, and there will be refreshments. The History Center will be open to the public from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on April 2 and April 23.
Reach the Randolph Township Historical Society at (937) 836-6314.
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