This image is a portrait of Walter Yopp.
Walter Edward Yopp (1860-1933) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended public school in Wilmington and became associated early on with his father, Samuel L. Yopp, as a mortician. In 1893, he established Yopp Funeral home. Yopp was elected to the Wilmington Board of Aldermen, representing the Fourth Ward for fifteen years. He was also elected to the Board of County Commissioners in 1912 and remained in this position until 1932. Yopp was one of the organizers of the Co-Operative Building and Loan Association and served as the Vice President and Director for 35 years. He is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
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