Maria Louise Fenner

Brief Life History of Maria Louise

When Maria Louise Fenner was born on 2 September 1815, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Jeremiah A. Fenner, was 30 and her mother, Mary Angell, was 22. She married Colonel Stephen Greene Hopkins on 1 June 1835, in Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Connecticut, United States in 1870. She died on 12 March 1880, in Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Woodstock Central Cemetery, Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Colonel Stephen Greene Hopkins
Maria Louise Fenner
Marriage: 1 June 1835
Eliza Maria Hopkins
Child Hopkins
Stephen Randall Hopkins
Francis Milton Hopkins
Child Hopkins
Frank Adelbert Hopkins
Mary Eliza Hopkins
Abbie Louise Hopkins
Millard Fillmore Hopkins
Mary Amelia Hopkins
Addie Marie Hopkins

Sources (13)

  • Maria S Hopkins in household of Stephen G Hopkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Maria Louise Fenner Hopkins, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary in entry for Albert Hopkins, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English fen(ne) ‘fen, marsh’ (Old English fenn) + -er, a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a marsh or fen. Fenn Place in Worth in Sussex had owners called atte Fenne, who in the time of King Henry VI (1421–1471) apparently changed their name to Fenner. See Fenn .

English: variant of Fainer, from Middle English feiner, fener ‘haymonger, one who sells hay’ (Old French fenier), or perhaps a nickname from Middle English feiner ‘inventor; hypocrite’.

South German and Swiss German: occupational name for an ensign or standard bearer, from Middle High German vener, an agent derivative of Middle High German vane ‘flag’. See also Fenrich .

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

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