Issue 17 and Volume 31.

DEATH OF B. F. HOOPER. Benjamin Franklin Hooper, president of the Colwell Lead company, of New York, died suddenly on April 20. He was born in New York city in 1857, and, after graduating from the College of the city of New York, entered the business of the Colwell Lead company, of which firm his father, John Hooper, was president. The deceased was also president of the Independent Foundry company, Port Chester, N. Y.; and of the Manufacturers’ & Dealers’ Protective association; vicepresident of the Association of Manufacturers and jobbers of Plumbers’ Supplies; treasurer of the National Committee of the Confederated Supply associations, and also held the leading interest in the American Sanitary company, of Elizabeth, N.J. He was a member of various clubs and societies. Mr. Hooper was one of the best known and respected men among the large bodies of commercial people with whom he was associated. His…

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