George David Barker Hopkins

15 March 1859–24 May 1942 (Age 83)
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life 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. 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

Spouse and Children

18 June 1883
, Sangamon, Illinois


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World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 2

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 2

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.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 22

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Hopkin . The surname is widespread throughout southern and central England, but is at its most common in South Wales.2 Irish (County Longford and western Ireland): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Oibicín, itself a Gaelicized form of an Anglo-Norman name. In other parts of the country this name is generally of English origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Hopkins in household of Caleb Hopkins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Hopkins in household of Elizabeth Hopkins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George D Hopkins, "United States Census, 1900"

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