May 17, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page)
[From Here and There Section]
Journal-Observer: Mr. C.A. Hoover, one of the most prominent citizens of Steel Creek township, was stricken with paralysis day before yesterday, and is lying in a very critical condition, we regret to learn. It is feared that the stroke will prove fatal.
[From the records I was able to find, it appears he may have lived until January 15, 1886, Find a Grave here. Of note, on the 1880 census, this C. (Cyrus) A. Hoover has a daughter, Esther E. Hoover. Following the census records backwards and forwards, it appears she was born Martha, later went by Elizabeth or Esther, went back Martha, and her tombstone says Elizabeth “Lizzie,” as does her death certificate. I know it looks questionable, but the dates and the identity of those she lives with (she was single all her life) match up.]