|Birth: ||Apr. 8, 1805|
|Death: ||Nov. 26, 1869|
Boston merchant, son of William and Mary (Reed) Hooper.
From the "Hooper Genealogy," compiled by C. H. Pope and T. Hooper, Boston, 1908, p. 150
"Robert was born at Marblehead, April 8, 1805;
married there first, July 7, 1829, his cousin Anna Maria Hooper, daughter of John and Eunice Hooper, who died in childbirth April 19, 1831.
He married second, in Springfield, Dec 10, 1846, Adeline Denny Ripley, born June 21, 1825, daugher of Col. James Wolf and Sarah (Denny) Ripley."
From the "Boston Traveler," 27 Nov 1869:
"The death of Robert C. Hooper at his residence in Dorchester, yesterday, has not taken our mercantile community by surprise, as that event, ever since the affliction which caused it, has been looked for.
Mr. Hooper was a native of Marblehead, and belonged to a family that have made the commerce of New England famous for more than a century.
To a natural taste for commerce evidenced early in life he added a clear and keen perception of finance in all its ramifications.
Through three of the several financial crises that ever disturbed this country he steared his barque clear; and not only for himself, but for others who had trusted in his integrity.
It would hardly be proper, at least indelicate, to allude to matters that ?? crushed out his intellect.
For years he was the leading merchant connected with the West India trade and also the export trade between Havana and Russia.
His contemporaries have all departed except one (Philo S. Shelton), Phillip Grady, William Ropes, Robert Storer, E. C. Bares, and others well known.
He has a large property in real estate and funds.
He was at the time of his death the principal proprioter of Constitution wharf."
From the "Boston Daily Advertiser," 2 Dec 1869:
".... Twenty-one years ago, by the upsetting of his sleigh, he was thrown against a passing omnibus, and received a severe blow that struck him senseless and fractured his skull.
His physician at the time predicted that the accident would sooner or later prove fatal.
Mr. Hooper however soon recovered his health, and many years passed before the appearance of unmistakable symptoms of disease of the brain.
It was slight at first, but slowly and constantly increased till it over threw a very vigorous constitution.
It eventually destroyed the memroy, the only mental faculty lost, until death ended a lingering decline, whose sufferings and deprivations he bore with fortitude and resignation."
Ann Maria Hooper Hooper (1806 - 1831)*
Adeline Denny Ripley Hooper (1825 - 1902)*
Eunice Hooper (____ - 1831)*
James Ripley Hooper (1854 - 1934)*
Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory
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