Ed, Carl & Malinda
Ed was the eldest son of Barclay Brown Hopkins and Mary Ann Dailey. He married Malinda Ferguson, widow of William Ferguson, on October 22, 1892. Malinda had two surviving daughters from her first marriage: Frances and Joella. She and William had had four other children, who had all died as infants. Ed was a teacher and horse trainer as a young man, then worked in the oil fields, like his other brothers, and moved around as the old fields played out and new fields were developed. He worked in the fields in Eldorado, Kansas and Lee County, Kentucky. After moving to Whiting, Indiana, he worked for the Standard Oil Company.
Edward A. Hopkins, 92, who moved to the Town of Beecher from Whiting, Ind., in February, 1954, died Sunday at 8:15 p.m., at the home of the William Stevens. He had been in ill health for three months.
Mr. Hopkins had resided with the Stevens family for 20 years, 19 of which were in Whiting. He was born at Jay county, Ind., and as a young man was employed as a school teacher. His last employment was by the Union Tank Co. He had been retired for many years. Mr. Hopkins was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, and the Odd Fellows lodge at Whiting. His wife, Mary, died in 1940.
His survivors are one son, Carl Hopkins of Chicago; two stepdaughters, Mrs. John O'Connoer of Chicago and Mrs. William Isbell of Three Rivers; three brothers, Arthur of Hamilton, Ohio, William of Munster, Ind., and Charles Hopkins of Eureka Springs, Ark.; one sister, who resides in Wichita, Kan., and seven grandchildren.
The body will be sent from the Morasky funeral home at Wausaukee to Whiting, Ind., where services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at First Church of Christ, Scientist. Burial will be in Ridgelawn cemetery at Lake county.
Note: This obituary was from an undated clipping. The name of the paper is also missing. Beecher and Wausaukee are both names of towns in Marinette County, Wisconsin, and the Morasky funeral home is in that county, too.
Edward Alva Hopkins, 92, a long-time resident of Whiting before moving to Pembine, Wis. a year and a half ago, died Sunday in the home of a friend in Pembine.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at First Church of Christ in Whiting, with the Rev. Richard Thickens officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Road Cemetery.
Friends may visit Spanburg Funeral Home, 1806 Indianapolis Blvd., Whiting. Survivors include a son, Carl Hopkins, of Chicago; three brothers, William, of Dyer; Arthur, of Hamilton, O., and Charles, of Eureka Springs, Kan.; two step-daughters, Mrs. William Isbell, of Three Rivers, Mich., and Mrs. John O'Connor, of South Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Emma Gossett, of Wichita, Kan., and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Hopkins was a member of Whiting's First Church of Christ before moving to Wisconsin.
Hammond Times, December 6, 1955, p. 15
Mrs. Mary Malinda Hopkins, 83, grandmother of Leo P. McCampbell, Whiting city councilman, died yesterday morning at her home, 1622 LaPorte avenue, after a long illness. She had been a resident of Whiting for 37 years.
Mrs. Hopkins came to Whiting from Francesville, Ind., where she was born. She is survived by her husband, Edward, one son, Carl of Chicago, two daughters, Mrs. Thomas F. Burns of Chicago, Mrs. William Isbell of Whiting, one brother, Eliva Gillman of Midland, Mich., a sister, Mrs. John Fradinburgh of Midland, seven grandchildren and six great grand children.
The deceased had been a charter member of the First Church of Christ, having been affiliated with the church for 67 years. She was also a member of the Ladies’ Aid society of Whiting.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday from the residence to the First Church of Christ. Rev. Herbert Woodruff will officiate. Burial ill be in Ridge Lawn Cemetery, Gary.
Pall bearers will be four grandchildren: Thomas Burns, Jr., Raymond, Isbell, Ralph and Leo McCampbell, Jr., and Donald Pequet.
Hammond Times, March 18, 1940, p. 10
Chicago - Carl Hopkins, 67, of 10619 Avenue “C”, Chicago, a former Whiting resident, died Thursday at his home of a heart attack.
Mr. Hopkins was a machinist at Sinclair Refining Co. for 30 years and was a resident of the east side of Chicago for the past 15 years.
He is survived by his children, Thomas J., Mrs. Mary Jane Aikens and Mrs. Geraldine Radelja, four grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Joella O’Connor.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. in Brown Funeral Home, 2939 E. 95th St., South Chicago, and in St. Francis De Sales Church, 102 Ewing Ave., where mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Hammond Times, March 9, 1961, p. B-3
Mrs. Zita M. Hopkins, 57, of 10619 Avenue C, Chicago, died Saturday.
Services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Brown Funeral Home, 2939 E. 95th St., Chicago, and at 9:30 a.m. in St. Francis De Sales Church. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Mrs. Hopkins is survived by her husband, Carl; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Aikens and Mrs. Geraldine Radelja, and a son, Thomas J., all of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Armour; Mrs. Elizabeth Hoffman, Monclova, Ohio; Mrs. Margaret Scavone; brothers James Mueller, Remsen, Iowa; Alfonse, Toledo, Ohio; Norbert, Arnold and Arthur, Chicago, and four grandchildren.
Hammond Times, November 15, 1959, p. B-3
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