Lydia Sophia Robinson Hoff

The Daily Telegram., March 24, 1913
Foot Stone of Lydia Sophia Robinson Hoff

Miss Rose Hoff returned to Pittsburg Monday morning after spending several days in the city visiting her mother, Mrs. Lydia S. Hoff, at her home on Water Street.


The Daily Telegram., March 31, 1913

Mrs. Lydia Hoff, Widow of Silas Hoff and Native of County, Passes On.

Mrs. Lydia S. Hoff, widow of Silas Hoff, died at her home at 224 Water street at 3:30 o’clock Monday morning after a long illness of paralysis.

Mrs. Hoff was born in 1832 at Brownsville, now Mt. Clare, and lived there the earlier part of her life until she moved to Clarksburg where she had lived ever since. In 1854 she and Silas Hoff were married and to this union twelve children were born. The deceased woman was a lifelong member of the Methodist Protestant Church and was a devout church worker.

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Mrs. Hoff is survived by ten children, a brother, sixteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The daughters are Misses Maud and Ellen, living at home; Miss Rose, of Pittsburg; Mrs. Mary A. H. Gordon, of this city; Mrs. Nora Albright, of Orlando Fla.; Mrs. Presley Davisson, of Jane Lew, and  Mrs. Geneva Rector, of Petroleum. The sons are John and Boyd Huff, of Watts Valley, Calif., and Louis Hoff, of San Diego, Calif. The brother is Edward S. Robinson, of Bowler, Braxton county.

The funeral services will be held at the home. The Rev. G. D. Smith, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, will conduct the services. The burial will be in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery. The time of the funeral will be announced when the relatives who reside out of the city are heard from.


The Daily Telegram., April 03, 1913

Of Mrs. Lydia S. Hoff Held at Her Home on Water Street.

The last sad rites over the body of Mrs. Lydia S. Hoff, who died at her home at 224 Water street Monday morning, were held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The Rev. G. D. Smith, of the First Methodist Episcopal church, conducted the services. The burial was in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery. The pall bearers, who were all nephews of the deceased woman, were Edward G Smith, Harvey F Smith Weed R Smith, Carl Smith, Ernest Smith and Wade Smith.

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The out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Mrs. Nora Albright and son, William, of Orlando, Fla.; Miss Rose Hoff, of Pittsburg; Dr. and Mrs. J. Presley Davisson and daughter, Miss Audry, of Jane Lew; Mrs. Geneva Rector, of Petroleum; Mr. and Mrs. Weed R. Smith and daughter, Miss Helen, of Weston; Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Smith, of West Milford; Dr. Sue Hoff, of West Milford; Mrs. Harriet Williams, of Buckhannon; Mr. and Mrs. Burton Davisson, of Jane Lew; Louis R. Hoff, of West Milford; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Short, of Shinnston, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Frum, of Bridgeport.

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