William David Hopper

21 April 1849–30 August 1928 (Age 79)
Merivale, Carleton, Canada West, British Colony

The Life of William David

When William David Hopper was born on 21 April 1849, his father, William Hopper, was 31 and his mother, Jane Evans, was 31. He married Catherine Amelia Caldwell on 26 January 1881, in Carleton, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 30 August 1928, in Merrickville, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

William David Hopper
Catherine Amelia Caldwell
Marriage: 26 January 1881
Mabel Jane Hopper
James Harvey Hopper
William John Evans Hopper
Arthur Ernest Hopper
Ellen Amelia Hopper

Spouse and Children

26 January 1881
Carleton, Ontario, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    William Hopper


    Jane Evans




+1 More Child

World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 18

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 20


Age 22

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a professional tumbler or acrobat, or a nickname for a restless individual with plenty of energy, Middle English hoppere, an agent derivative of Old English hoppian ‘to hop’.2 German: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German hoppen ‘to limp or stumble’.3 Dutch: occupational name for a hop grower or seller, from Middle Dutch hoppe ‘hop(s)’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William D Hopper in entry for Harry Alexander Yates and Myrtle Mary Hopper, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • William David Hopper in entry for James Harvey Hopper and Stella Carss Jamieson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Wm David Hopper, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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