Mason, Shriner.; Club: Springfield Country.
Entered manufacturing business at Springfield, O., 1886. Inventor of Hoppes system of heating and purifying water for steam boilers, also Hoppes system of deaërating water. Designer of Hoppes hydro-electric plant for small streams.
Holder of 45 patents. Now president Hoppes Manufacturing company, Everwear Manufacturing Company, Hoppes Water Wheel Company.