Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Constable Evin Hoops.

EVIN HOOPS, contractor in stone work, located on a homestead one mile south of Marion in 1863. Resided there until the spring of 1872, when he removed to Marion and has since been engaged in contracting. Was born in Rockingham County, Va., January 16, 1832. When about five years of age, his parents moved to New Paris, Elkhart Co., Ind., where he remained until coming to Kansas and learned the trade of stone mason.

Was married in Elkhart County, Ind., February 2, 1860, to Miss Mary A. Griffith and has six children; Carrie B., now Mrs. Levi Billings, of Marion; Nettie, Mary, Jennie, Hugh and Bessie. Has served as Register of deeds and Deputy Sheriff. In the fall of 1882 Mr. Hoops paid a visit to California, for the purpose of improving his health and determination is to settle in the Golden State in the near future.

Authors note. He was also constable for Marion Center in 1866.

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