When Mary Virginia Pinner was born on 1 March 1850, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States, her father, Thomas Dixon Pinner, was 30 and her mother, Emily Elizabeth Ashley, was 23. She married James Marion Hoover on 18 December 1872, in Lyon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Mooney Township, Polk, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Randolph, Metcalfe, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 7 June 1931, in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Verona, Lawrence, Missouri, United States.
English and North German: occupational name for a maker of pins or pegs (alternatively, in the case of the German name, a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker), a derivative of Pinn , with the addition of the agent suffix -er.
English: occupational name for a maker or user of combs, Anglo-Norman French peigner, an agent derivative of peigne ‘comb’.
English: habitational name from Pinner, now part of northwest London, which derives its name from Old English pinn ‘pin, peg’ + ōra ‘slope, ridge’, describing a projecting hill spur.