Graves of Jesse and Hulda Hoover
Quaker Burial Ground
The first cemetery in West Branch was next to the Friends meetinghouse, at its original location on North Downey Street. In 1879 the city bought land just northwest of town for use as a new cemetery that would include a section exclusively for use as the Quaker burial ground.
Burials Of Jesse And Hulda Hoover
In 1880, when Herbert was only 6, Jesse died at age 34 of rheumatism of the heart complicated by pneumonia. Jesse was the first Friend buried in the new cemetery. Herbert's mother purchased a stone for her husband's grave that was considered too high to meet the Friends' standards of simplicity, thus obliging her to set the stone deeper in the ground. Hulda Hoover was buried next to her husband following her death at age 35 from typhoid and pneumonia in 1884.
Gravesite Of President & Mrs. Hoover
President Hoover is buried alongside his wife in a memorial gravesite at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site.