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    GEORGE W. HOOPES, who has attained a high degree of success in farming and dairying, resides on a farm of 157 acres which he owns, located about one mile north of Covington, in Newberry Township, Miami County, Ohio. He also owns a farm of seventy-eight acres in the same township, located north of Polo, on the Miami and Shelby County line,, which is farmed by his son, Harley.

    Mr. Hoopes was born in Chester County, Penn., August 14, 1861, and was about twelve years old when his parents moved to Shelby County, Ohio. About one year later, in 1874, be accompanied them to Miami County, where they purchased a farm of forty acres. The father, Elwood Hoopes, died on that place in July, 1907, and his widow, who in maiden life was Mary Ann Carpenter, still lives at Clayton with a daughter, Cordelia Hoopes.

    George W. Hoopes was reared on the farm and received a common school education. He continued to live at Clayton for one year after his marriage, then moved to Shelby County, where he rented a farm for three years. At the end of that time he moved to the farm adjoining his present one on the east, and farmed it as a renter for six years. He then purchased the tract of seventy-eight acres located north of Polo, which he farmed and resided upon for twelve years. At the end of that time, or on March 4, 1907, be rented his present home place of A. F. Mikesell, and in the fall of 1908 purchased it. He is engaged in general farming and dairying, and runs a milk wagon. Mrs. Hoopes for a period of twenty-two years has attended the Piqua Market, where she has a stall. They have one of the best improved farms in the township and reside in a large yellow brick house which sets about 100 yards back from the road. Between the house and the road is a well kept lawn, beautifully shaded by trees. A round barn, large in size an d of good arrangement, and other substantial buildings, are in keeping with the general fine appearance of the farm.

    Mr. Hoopes was united in marriage with Miss Annoh Hay, who was born and reared in Newberry township, and is a daughter of Daniel and Sarah Jane Hay, both of whom are deceased. Three children were born to them, namely: Harley, who married Delmar Fulker and lives on the farm north of Polo; Roy, who lives with his parents; and Mearl, who is also at home. Harley Hoopes and his wife are parents of two children, Ilene and Imo.

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