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
1840–1921
Sarah Lorain Hopkins
1848–1940
Luther Clark Bentley
1869–1905
Jennie May Bentley
1871–1923
Clarence Arthur Bentley
1873–1947
Frederick William Bentley
1875–1953
Samuel Gardner Bentley
1877–1948
Curtis Orville Bentley
1880–1957
George Edmund Bentley
1886–

Spouse and Children

children

(7)

    Luther Clark Bentley

    Male1869–1905Male

    Jennie May Bentley

    Female1871–1923Female

    Male1873–1947Male

    Male1875–1953Male

    Samuel Gardner Bentley

    Male1877–1948Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Luther S. Hopkins

    Male1809–Male

    Sarah Bishop

    Female1819–Female

siblings

(7)

    Alta S. Hopkins

    Female1839–1870Female

    Mary Ursula Hopkins

    Female1840–1918Female

    Euphrasia Nancy Hopkins

    Female1843–1929Female

    Charlotte Amanda Hopkins

    Female1845–1935Female

    S M Hopkins

    Female1846–Female

+2 More Children

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.
1863

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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