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William Isaac Yopp
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1855
Hardeman County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 21, 1935
Dallas County
Texas, USA

William Isaac Yopp was born in 1855 in Hardeman County Tennessee to William T. Yopp and Elizabeth Coleman. His father was a doctor and farmer. He engaged in the cotton seed products business in 1883 in Memphis, Tennessee. There he married May S. Dunlap in 1890. He came to Texas in 1892 becoming the first person to open a brokerage for cottonseed products in Texas. His first wife died in 1896. She is buried at Oakland cemetery. Four of his children who died as infants are buried at Oakland. He married Carrie Coughanour in 1897.

During 1914 and 1915 he was president of the State Fair of Texas. He helped establish St. Matthews School for Boys, the Texas Cotton Seed Crushers' Association and the Texas Saddle Horse Breeders' Association.

His oldest son, William Dunlap Yopp, son of May, joined him in the cotton seed products business. Younger son, Horace Gordon Yopp, after an early career as a motion picture projectionist, retired as a colonel in the U. S. Army. William I. Yopp was a Mason, a member of the Lakewood Country Club, Idlewild Club, Dallas Press Club and Chamber of Commerce. He wrote a Civil War romance story entitled "A Dual Role" and a number of professional articles.
Family links: 
  William Tipler Yopp (1825 - 1904)
  Elizabeth Coleman Yopp (1823 - 1890)
  Carrie Lea Coughanour Yopp (1867 - 1926)
  William Dunlap Yopp (1891 - 1975)*
  Nannie May Yopp (1893 - 1899)*
  Virginia Berry Yopp (1896 - 1896)*
  Richard Franklin Yopp (1898 - 1899)*
  Alexander Franklin Yopp (1899 - 1901)*
  Horace Gordon Yopp (1903 - 1985)*
  Alexander Filip Yopp (1846 - 1929)*
  Asa James Yopp (1848 - 1921)*
  Ann Elizabeth Yopp Cornelius (1852 - 1904)*
  Mary Jane Yopp Simpson (1855 - 1931)*
  William Isaac Yopp (1855 - 1935)
  Frances Isabella Yopp Johnson (1857 - 1912)*
  Clemmie Yopp Webb (1862 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: No tombstone found. Dates from interment records.
Oakland Cemetery
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 21
Created by: Barbara Ware
Record added: Apr 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36168024
William Isaac Yopp
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