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Walker Yarnall Hoopes
(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)
Walker Yarnall Hoopes (1851-53,
55-57, March 29, 1866-70), son of Abram and Sidney (Jones) Hoopes, was
born at Westtown, Chester county, April 22, 1816. He removed to
Middletown, Delaware county, when a young man, and in 1838 was appointed
postmaster at Lima, where he was then conducting a general store. In 1855,
he served as County Auditor, holding the same office in 1865, and in 1867
was appointed United States Revenue Appraiser for successions and legacies
in Delaware county. On January 1, 1870, he became a partner in the banking
house of Broomall & Fairlamb, Media. In April of that year, Mr.
Broomall withdrew from the firm, which became Fairlamb & Hoopes until
December 25, 1878, when Frederick Fairlamb died. Mr. Hoopes continued the
business until May 1, 1883, when William B. Newbold entered the firm,
which then was known as Hoopes & Newbold. Several years prior to his
death, Mr. Hoopes retired from business. He died at Media, December 1,
1895, aged 79 years.
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