Albert William Hopton

October 1898–1962 (Age 63)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Albert William

When Albert William Hopton was born in October 1898, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, his father, George Hopton, was 35 and his mother, Margaret Harris, was 34. He married Marjorie Alberta Brown on 2 August 1922, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in 1962, in Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Albert William Hopton
1898–1962
Marjorie Alberta Brown
1901–1996
Marriage: 2 August 1922
Dorothy Alberta Hopton
1924–2005
George Irvine Hopton
1927–2001

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 August 1922
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 15

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English hop ‘valley among hills’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Albert W Hopton, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"
  • Albert W Hopton, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"

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