George David Barker Hopkins

Brief Life History of George David Barker

When George David Barker Hopkins was born on 15 March 1859, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, Caleb Hopkins, was 50 and his mother, Elizabeth Augusta Dennis, was 39. He married Elizabeth Flora Magie on 18 June 1883. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 3, Brazoria, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 24 May 1942, in Alvin, Brazoria, Texas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Alvin, Brazoria, Texas, United States.

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George David Barker Hopkins
Elizabeth Flora Magie
Marriage: 18 June 1883
David Barker Hopkins
Otto Hopkins
Arthur Augustus Hopkins
Clarence Irvin Hopkins

Sources (15)

  • George B Hopkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George David Barker Hopkins, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • George D B Hopkins, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh (Glamorgan): variant of Hopkin with genitival or excrescent -s. In Ireland, where the name is also frequent, it is sometimes Gaelicized as Mac Oibicín.

History: Stephen Hopkins (c. 1580–1644) was a pilgrim on the Mayflower in 1620 and one of the founders of Plymouth Colony. At his death he left seven children and eighteen grandchildren.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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