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Hooper, Joseph G. 1868-1935

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Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA Aug. 16, 1935 p2
Joseph G. Hooper Passes, Eventful Life Ends at 67
Joseph G. Hooper, among Carmelís best known and best loved pioneer residents, passed away at a local hospital yesterday shortly after noon. He had been in failing health for some time. Prominent in Pacific coast banking circles, a civic worker and a devoted family man, his 67 years of life were filled with activity. Less than a month before his passing, he reluctantly retired from leadership of the trust and savings department of the Crocker First National bank, San Francisco. First Here in 1910. It was in 1910 that Joseph Hooper and his large family came first to Carmel. They became closely identified with the village during its early years when vacations found them dwelling here. Some years later they built at Camino Real and 13th street, and the home has since been the center of much activity. More recently a number of houses were built by the family on river property up Carmel valley in the Robles del Rio tract. Here the children and grandchildren gathered during summer months, and it was here that he planned convalescence upon leaving the hospital. Rose from Bottom. Hooper entered the First national bank in San Francisco 48 years ago as messenger boy. His father, George Hooper, was one-time president of the institution, and young Hooper soon showed outstanding ability in this profession. In 1907 when the trust and savings department was formed after combination with the Crocker interests, he was put in charge and eventually built it to important proportions. Abalone League Pioneer. Among his many outstanding points, one was relatively little known. This was his entrance and graduation from West Point Military academy. During his early years in San Francisco he made a name as a baseball player with the Olympic Club, and fostered sports generally. This baseball ability led to his assistance in organizing the Carmel Abalone league in Carmel shortly after the war. This was one of the pioneer softball leagues of the country. Many a young man now rising in business owes a sense of good sportsmanship to Hooperís teaching in that early league on Carmel Point. Many an elder business man in Carmel and elsewhere also owes to Hooper his success through guidance in business crises during recent perilous days. A conservative banker, nevertheless he had a generous wisdom that aided in innumerable practical ways. Enthusiastic gardener. Among his hobbies was gardening. His Carmel and valley yards were profuse with flowers and shrubs, all of which he knew intimately. Rockwork entered into the garden plans, and ingenious piping made for little fountains and streams that delighted his grandchildren. Mary Pardow Hooper, his widow, survives him. There are also three daughters, Mrs. Curtis OíSullivan, Mrs. Frank Kennedy and Mrs. Frederic Moore; and four sons, Joseph G. Hooper Jr., George F. Hooper, R. Pardow Hooper and Thomas N. Hooper. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday) in the Carmel Mission. Until that time the remains will rest at the family home. Interment will be in the Monterey Catholic Cemetery. Paulsí mortuary in charge.
Copyright (c) 2008 The Monterey County Herald

Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA Aug. 19, 1935 p2
Joseph G. Hooper Funeral Saturday
Funeral services for Joseph G. Hooper, Carmel resident of many years and prominent San Francisco banker, were held in Carmel Mission Saturday noon. He passed away on the peninsula last Friday after a long illness. Honorary pallbearers were his business associates in northern banking circles. Officiating in the funeral services was his boyhood friend, Father Richard Gleeson, of San Francisco. He spoke simply and deeply upon the character of this man whom he had known for 53 years, a man who was loved and respected by all. Burial was in the family plot of the Monterey Catholic Cemetery.
Copyright (c) 2008 The Monterey County Herald

HOOPER JOSEPH G 08 15 1935 MONTEREY 1282324
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