Biography of Elwin Lewis Hoopes
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Hoopes, Elwin Lewis, Buffalo, junior member of the firm of Schroeter & Hoopes, dealers in cigars, tobacco and confectionery, is a son of Lewis and Clara S. (Slayton) Hoopes. and was born in the village of Linden, Genesee county, N. Y., February 7, 1847. His education was obtained in the public schools and at Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, graduating from the latter in 1862. On December 10 of the following year he enlisted in Co. L, 8th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, and served his country until the close of the war. Prior to this service, however, he served an apprenticeship at the milling trade under the guidance of his father, who was at that time engaged in milling. After the war he continued this business until 1893, when he removed to Buffalo and became the representative of the Commercial Oil Company of Cleveland. Aside from his oil business Mr. Hoopes is also a member of the firm of Schroeter & Hoopes. He was married February 10. 1867, to Miss Mary E., daughter of Robert H. and Amanda A. (Baker) Roberts of Attica, N. Y., and to them have been born one son, Charles L. Mr. Hoopes is a member of William Richardson Post No. 254, G. A. R.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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