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Past and Present of Livingston County
Volume 2. Biographies
by Major A. J. Roof. 1913
J. S. Hopper, a well known and representative agriculturist of Livingston county, was born in Clarence, Missouri, September 10, 1880, a son of S. P. and Mary E. (Riley) Hopper. The father came to Missouri from Illinois and is owner of three hundred and twenty acres of land in this county, on which he resides.
J. S. Hopper acquired his early education in the district schools and later attended the Chillicothe Normal School. After his graduation he taught for one year but at the age of twenty-two he returned to the homestead and has been identified with farming since that time. He owns a fine farm of fifty acres and in addition manages a property comprising three hundred and fifty acres. The land lies on section 33, Cream Ridge township, and on section 4, Rich Hill township, and is improved with a modern residence, barns and outbuildings. Mr. Hopper has always been strictly up-to-date in his operations, has made use of modern implements and scientific methods, and in addition to general farming is extensively interested in the breeding and raising of cattle and swine. He is a director in the Exchange Bank of Chula and actively interested in the affairs of that institution.
Mr. Hopper was married in Chillicothe, Missouri, March 8, 1905, to Miss Addie Price, a daughter of Aaron and Catharine Price, the former a pioneer farmer in Livingston county. He died in 1899, it the age of forty-four, and was survived by his wife until 1904, she having passed away when she was forty-two years of age. Both are buried in the Edgewood cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Hopper have three children, Otho J., Leo and Juanita. Mr. Hopper is affiliated with the progressive party in politics and has done able work as school director. He is one of the well known agriculturists of Livingston county, yet his prosperity is not the outcome of propitious circumstances, but is the reward of honest labor, good management, ambition and energy.