|Birth: ||Sep. 27, 1844|
|Death: ||May 28, 1926|
FATHER: Willard Knowles Hopkins 1812-1878
MOTHER: Jane Ursula Easterly 1822-1882
WIFE: Phoebe Jane Beers 1844-1924
MARRIED: Dec. 13, 1866 Clarksville, OH
1. Lewis William Hopkins 1870-1938
2. Clarence Robert Hopkins 1872-1965
3. Maude E. Hopkins 1874-1907
4. Clayton Jay Hopkins 1876-1966
5. Nellie Cathron Doty 1878-1950
6. Willard Knowles Hopkins 1880-1963
William Willard was born Sept. 27, 1844 in Greenwich, the 1st of eight children of Willard K. & Jane Hopkins. He had siblings Albert, Frank, Jane, Julia, Dora, Armon & George. He had two half sisters from his father's first wife, Lucy Reed.
He was 23 when he married Phoebe Beers on Dec. 13, 1866 in Greenwich and they had six children listed above.
He died on May 28, 1926 at the age of 82 in Greenwich and is buried at Greenlawn Cemetery, Lot 252, Sec. 4, row 16, along with Phoebe and daughter Maud. According to the censuses, he was a mason and plasterer.
1. 1860 CENSUS: Huron Co, OH 6/25/1860
HOPKINS, Willard K. 49, a farmer born in Mass.; wife Jane 38, born in New York; children Mary 20, Maria 18, William 16, Albert 14, Francis 12, Jane 10, Julia 8, Isadora 6, and Armon 4, children all born in Ohio, were living in Greenwich, OH.
2. 1880 CENSUS: Huron Co, OH 6/3/1880
HOPKINS, W.W. 35, Phoebe 25, William 9, Clarence 8, Maude 6, Clayton 4, and Nellie 1 were living in Greenwich, OH.
3. 1900 CENSUS: Huron Co, OH 6/22/1900
HOPKINS, Willard 55 [9-1844], a mason, Feby[Phoebe] J. 55 [7-1844], married 33 yrs having 6 children; Maude 26 [3-1874] and Willard 19 [8-1880], were living on R.R. St. in Greenwich.
4. 1910 CENSUS: Huron Co, OH 4/1910
HOPKINS, William 65, Phoebe 65, marred 43 yrs; daughter Nellie Doty 31, son-in-law Charles Doty 37, and grandsons Merrit W 6 yrs and Kenneth 3 yrs, were living in Greenwich, OH.
5. OBITUARY, Source unknown.
WILLIAM W. HOPKINS, son of Williard K. and Jane Hopkins, was born September 27, 1844 at Greenwich, Ohio. On August 8, 1862 he enlisted in Company D, 101st O.V. I., and served nearly three years of the war, being mustered out at Camp Harker, Tenn., June 12, 1865.
He was united in marriage to Phoebe Jane Beers of Clarkesfield, O., on December 13, 1866. This happy union covered a span of nearly 58 years, she having preceded him in death April, 1924. To this union were born six children, five of whom survive him: Lewis and Willard of Akron, Clarence of Pittsburgh, Clayton of Wooster and Mrs. C. M. Doty of Elmore, O. Daughter, Maude, died 19 years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins joined the Methodist church at East Greenwich in 1868, transferring their membership to the Methodist church at Greenwich in 1871 at the time of its organization, and were the last of its original members to pass away.
Except for his home, where he was ever the loving and devoted husband & father, his church claimed his deepest interest. For many years he served on the official board and as teacher in the Sunday school. In recognition of his long years of service to the church, on the occasion of his golden wedding anniversary the official board presented him with a n engraved gold headed cane; and this he prizes above all his possessions.
He was one of a family of ten children. Three brothers and one sister now survive him: Albert of Weiser, Idaho; Arman and George of Greenwich and Miss Dora Hopkins of Cleveland. There are left also thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
For the last three years he had made his home with his daughter in Elmore. On May 8th, while visiting his son in Wooster, he was suddenly stricken with apoplexy. In spite of all that loving hands could do for him, on May 28 at 12:15 o'c lock he answered the final summons at the age of 81y 8m 1d."
6. OHIO Death Record: Wayne Co; File #35729
WILLIAM W. HOPKINS, widowed, a retired mason, residing in Elmore, OH, passed away in Bloomington on May 28, 1926 at 12:50 p.m. from a cerebral hemorrhage at age 81y 8m 1d. Interment in Greenwich, OH.
Informant was son, Clayton J. Hopkins of Wooster, OH. He stated William was born in Greenwich on Sept. 27, 1844. His father was Willard K. Hopkins and mother was Jane Easterly.
Williard Knowles Hopkins (1812 - 1878)
Jane Ursula Easterly Hopkins (1822 - 1882)
Phoebe Jane Beers Hopkins (1844 - 1924)
Lewis William Hopkins (1870 - 1938)*
Clarence Robert Hopkins (1872 - 1965)*
Maude E. Hopkins (1874 - 1907)*
Clayton Jay Hopkins (1876 - 1966)*
Nell Cathron Hopkins Doty (1878 - 1950)*
Willard Knowles Hopkins (1880 - 1963)*
Mary Ann Hopkins Heath (1840 - 1921)**
William Willard Hopkins (1844 - 1926)
Albert James Hopkins (1846 - 1927)*
Francis Theodore Hopkins (1849 - 1925)*
Jane Elizabeth Hopkins Flora (1851 - 1903)*
Julia Elizabeth Hopkins Clawson (1854 - 1922)*
Isadora A. Hopkins (1856 - 1947)*
Armon Burtram Hopkins (1858 - 1929)*
George Halstead Hopkins (1860 - 1948)*
Greenwich Greenlawn Cemetery
Plot: Sec. 4, Lot 252, row 16
Created by: Jane Duesler Iafelice
Record added: Aug 08, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115113859