Sarah Lorain Hopkins

8 April 1848–1 April 1940 (Age 91)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Sarah Lorain

When Sarah Lorain Hopkins was born on 8 April 1848, in Illinois, United States, her father, Luther S. Hopkins, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Bishop, was 29. She had at least 6 sons and 1 daughter with Benjamin Pierce Bentley. She lived in Clay, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Douglas Township, Webster, Iowa, United States in 1900. She registered for military service in 1927. She died on 1 April 1940, in South Cle Elum, Kittitas, Washington, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Pierce Bentley
Sarah Lorain Hopkins
Luther Clark Bentley
Jennie May Bentley
Clarence Arthur Bentley
Frederick William Bentley
Samuel Gardner Bentley
Curtis Orville Bentley
George Edmund Bentley

Spouse and Children



    Luther Clark Bentley


    Jennie May Bentley




    Samuel Gardner Bentley


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Parents and Siblings

    Luther S. Hopkins


    Sarah Bishop




    Alta S. Hopkins


    Mary Ursula Hopkins


    Euphrasia Nancy Hopkins


    Charlotte Amanda Hopkins


    S M Hopkins


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 8

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 24

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Sarah Bentley in household of Benn Bentley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah L Hopkins in household of L S Hopkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mrs. Sarah Bentley in household of Benjamin Bentley, "United States Census, 1910"

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