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Object Name Dress, Wedding
Catalog Number 1992.066.01
Description Wedding dress of Mildred Hoover. Sheer dress with short puffed sleeves, empire style waist with a flared skirt. The dress has a white satin ribbon that starts in the front and ties in the back around the waist. The dress has machine stitching, but the ribbon was sewn on by hand. The ribbon was sewn in place to gather the fabric near the bust. The left side of the dress has hook and eye closures on the bodice.
Collection LCHS Clothing Collection
Provenance This dress was worn by Mildred Metcalf when she married Earl Hoover.
Used By Mildred Hoover
Date 06/26/1937
People Hoover, Mildred
Search Terms Wedding Dress
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Notes The photograph of Mildred Hoover in her wedding dress is from the La Crosse Public Library Archives.

Mildred Hoover's Obituary from April 12, 2007

She was born in La Crosse on Aug. 9, 1905, to Alex and Mollie (Justine) Metcalf. She married Earl G. Hoover on June 26, 1937, and he preceded her in death in 1970. Prior to her marriage she taught at Logan High School, La Crosse. After her marriage, Earl became a member of the faculty at Kansas State University and they moved to Manhattan, Kan., where she was active in many campus and civic affairs. After the death of her husband, she moved back to La Crosse, where she was a member of Chapter BI of PEO, American Association of University Women, Twentieth Century Club, a former board member of the Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary, Retired Educators Association, and First Presbyterian Church, where she was a former deacon and active with the Presbyterian Women's Circle. She was also a member of the La Crosse County Historical Society and the Humane Society. She is survived by a daughter, Molly (Deke) Hedrick of Denver; a grandson, Daniel K. Hedrick; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters.