Oriole Birdie Hopkins

1896–1986 (Age 90)
Richland, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Oriole Birdie

When Oriole Birdie Hopkins was born on 1 November 1896, in Richland, Louisiana, United States, her father, David Washington. Hopkins, was 26 and her mother, Nancy ( Nannie) Blankenship, was 23. She married Albion Davis Silk on 13 September 1915, in Rayville, Richland, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Ward Two, Richland, Louisiana, United States for about 20 years. She died on 20 December 1986, in Rayville, Richland, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Morehouse, Louisiana, United States.

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Albion Davis Silk
Oriole Birdie Hopkins
Marriage: 13 September 1915
Thomas Edward Silk
Norman Erve Silk
James David Silk
Virginia Louise Silk
Melvin Silk
Albion Silk
Richard Hugh Silk
Charlene Silk
Betty Lee Silk
Shelby Silk
Mary Ann Silk

Spouse and Children

13 September 1915
Rayville, Richland, Louisiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 4

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Oriole Hopkins in household of David W Hopkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bertie Silk in household of Albion D Silk, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Berdie Silk in household of A D Silk, "United States Census, 1940"

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