Margaret Jane Hopkins

Brief Life History of Margaret Jane

When Margaret Jane Hopkins was born on 2 February 1842, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, her father, Caleb Hopkins, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Augusta Dennis, was 22. She married Alexander Busby on 27 August 1861, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. She died on 1 February 1898, in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

John R. Campbell
1845–1912
Margaret Jane Hopkins
1842–1898
Marriage: 3 July 1871
Maud Campbell
1872–1872
Eddie Campbell
1873–1873
Lola May Campbell
1874–1877
John J. Campbell
1877–1877
Bessie Campbell
1879–1879
Robert Kellogg Campbell
1880–1954

Sources (9)

  • Maggie Campbell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Maggie I Hopkins, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Margareth Hopkins in entry for Robert Kellogg Campbell and Louise Mary Schmitz, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

1858 · A House Divided

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

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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