Hoopes, Josiah–(1832-1904)–West Chester,
Pennsylvania–was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, November 9, 1832.
He had a great interest in botany and in 1853 built a greenhouse on his
father’s property to propagate a collection of flora of the world.
Demand grew for his plants and he began his nursery business called Cherry
Hill Nurseries. He was a regular contributor to the New
York Tribune and wrote Book on Evergreens. He died January
Sources: Bailey; Bryan