Charles Kenneth Hopwood

29 March 1922–29 December 2007 (Age 85)
Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

The Life of Charles Kenneth

When Charles Kenneth Hopwood was born on 29 March 1922, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, his father, John Smith Hopwood, was 36 and his mother, Mary Blanche Marks, was 29. He married Larue Allaire Merrill on 15 June 1941. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1942 and Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 2007. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 29 December 2007, in San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Grape Creek, Tom Green, Texas, United States.

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Charles Kenneth Hopwood
Larue Allaire Merrill
Marriage: 15 June 1941
Dennis Gregg Hopwood

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15 June 1941


    Dennis Gregg Hopwood


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1927 · Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple Dedicated

Age 5

The dedication of the Latter-day Saint Mesa Arizona Temple took place on October 23, 1927. The temple was dedicated by Heber J. Grant.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 23

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place in Lancashire, so named from Old English hop ‘valley among hills’ + wudu ‘wood’. There is a Hopwood in Worcestershire, identical in meaning, which may also have given rise to the surname in some instances.

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

Sources (3)

  • Kenneth Hopwood in household of John S Hopwood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Chas K Hopwood, "United States City and Business Directories, ca. 1749 - ca. 1990"
  • Charles Kenneth Hopwood, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"

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