Harry Hoover Jr.

Harry Hoover Jr.

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Mr. Harry W. Hoover Jr.
Born 1950s.
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Except for a military stint spent in Texas and college in Chapel Hill, Harry Hoover has always lived in Mecklenburg County. His ancestors, the Todds and Hoovers came to the area in the early to mid-1700s. His other forebears, the Ingles, and the Gaffneys followed closely thereafter.

Harry graduated from West Mecklenburg High School, attended Central Piedmont Community College, and completed his BA at UNC-Chapel Hill. He spent six years as a radio and newspaper journalist, covering cops and courts, hosting a daily call-in talk show, serving as managing editor and performing color commentator duties for UNCC basketball.

He was assistant director of Mecklenburg County Public Service and Information, then worked at a PR firm and an advertising agency, prior to starting his own agency in 2001. He formed marketing agency, My Creative Team, in 2007 and retired from the company in 2016.

Harry has gone back to his first love: writing. He has published Get Glad: Your Practical Guide To A Happier Life, Born Creative: Free Your Mind, Free Yourself, and is working on new books, writing for online publications, ghostwriting books, as well as publishing a self-improvement blog, You-Improved.com.

Harry and his wife, Terry, a mystery author, live near Lake Norman where they are often visited by their son and grandsons.


Huber, Hover, Hoover is a Dutch and German name, from the Middle High German "huobe", Old High German "huoba", a measure of land, varying in size at different periods and in different places, but always of considerable extent, appreciably larger than the holding of the average peasant. Thus the surname usually denoted a holder or owner of this amount of land, a prosperous small farmer, and probably one of the leading men of his village.

Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Hover#ixzz5g5N4cn81 ---------------------------------------------------------------- Todd is a surname found mainly in the north of England and Scotland, is of early medieval English origin. It is a nickname surname for someone thought to resemble a fox in some real or fancied way, for example, either in being quick or clever, or perhaps more obviously in having red hair. The derivation is from the Northern Middle English "tod(de)", a fox. The Scottish form of this name usually appears as Tod.

Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Todd#ixzz5g5NHpF5J ---------------------------------------------------------------- Gaffney is an ancient surname recorded in the spellings of Gaffeny, Gafney, Gaffney, Gafny and Gaffny, is claimed to be Irish, and undoubtedly many name holders are of Irish extraction, the name being well recorded there. However not only is the name recorded in England well before Ireland, but it was never recorded in Ireland with the normal gaelic prefixes of 'O' or 'Mac'. These facts clearly suggest that the source of origin lies elsewhere. The make up of the name is totally different from the normal 'English' form, and it is our opinion that it derives from the Alsace-Lorraine 'Gafner'. This is or rather was a nickname, although the meaning is obscure. It probably described an overlooker or supervisor, one who watched over the workers.

Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Gaffney#ixzz5g5Nmn2LK

---------------------------------------------------------------- Ingle - recorded as Englis, Ingle, Inglis, Inkle, Ingold, Ingoll, Ingall, Ingalls, Hingle and the patronymics Ingelson and Ingilson - is an English medieval surname. It originates from the pre 7th century Old Norse-Viking personal name Inqialdr. This was composed of the elements "ing" meaning a swelling and the name of a minor Norse god associated with fertility (!), plus the word "gialdr", meaning a tribute; hence, "Ing's tribute".

Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Ingle#ixzz5g5O7POQs

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On 24 Jan 2018 at 16:38 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:

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