Gus Gatlin Hopkins

14 August 1906–31 August 1982 (Age 76)
Dexter, Calloway, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Gus Gatlin

When Gus Gatlin Hopkins was born on 14 August 1906, in Dexter, Calloway, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Albert Hopkins, was 38 and his mother, Nancy Jane Walston, was 35. He married Grace A Mathis on 3 June 1933, in Hardin, Marshall, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Magisterial District 3 Liberty, Calloway, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 1, Marshall, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 31 August 1982, at the age of 76, and was buried in Unity Cemetery, Aurora, Marshall, Kentucky, United States.

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Gus Gatlin Hopkins
Grace A Mathis
Marriage: 3 June 1933
Joe G Hopkins

Spouse and Children

3 June 1933
Hardin, Marshall, Kentucky, United States


    Joe G Hopkins


Parents and Siblings



    William Franklin Hopkins


    Asher Hopkins


    John Shafter Hopkins




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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 6

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 20

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

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)

  • Gus Hopkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Guss G Hopkins in household of William A Hopkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gus G Hopkins in household of William A Hopkins, "United States Census, 1910"

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