I have brick in my blood......er...a love of brick......that is I have a history of brick in my blood. If you read my recent post (Family History....."brick by brick") you would know that my Great Grandfather Benjamin Franklin Hoover was a brick maker in the late 1800's and early 1900's. MeMa and I traveled to Moro Oregon with my parents to visit the site were that part of our family history started. We stopped in at the town's museum which unfortunately had no photos in the archives but once the word got out in the rest of the family, my mothers youngest sister Bonnie brought out her collection of family photos and to our surprise several of the Hoover bricks as well.
|The gentleman on the upper left with his hat on his toe is my great grandfather B.F. Hoover|
|Hoover brick yard with the county Court House in the background|
|From left: Great grandfather B.F. Hoover, Grandmother Ann Potter (Hoover) and Great grandmother Martha Hoover|
|The Potter girls|
From Left: Barbara, Marjorie, Bertha (my mother) and seated Bonnie
|Grandma Ann and B. F. Hoover's youngest daughter, My mother Bertha or Bertie, my twin brother Don and myself. I'm the good looking one.|