Emily and Charles Hoppin: Obituaries

Charles Rossiter Hoppin, Yolo pioneer and father of six, died in 1903 at the age of 75. After his death, Emily ran the farm for twelve years while continuing her personal activist work. As the newly elected CFWC president, Emily Hoppin worked relentlessly to enact her vision for women and the federation. She traveled widely for speaking engagements and to her first board meeting in San Francisco.  Tragically, after only two months in office, she died of heart failure which many reports attribute to over work. She was 61 years old. “Mrs. Hoppin died in the harness” according to The Clubwoman. Dignitaries and federation women from all over the state attended her funeral.