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 Moses Hopkins

Moses Hopkins

Indiana, USA
Death 25 Sep 1884 (aged 63-64)
Kansas, USA
Burial Saint Paul, Neosho County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 28601706 · View Source
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On Friday morning our citizens were shocked to learn of the sudden death, the night previous, of Moses Hopkins, a well-known citizen and prominent merchant of this city.

He was in his usual good health and attending to business Thursday and attended the lecture at Steadman's Hall in the evening. He retired as usual and the family was ignorant of any indisposition. Near midnight he was heard to groan and when a member of the family noticed him, he was unconscious and died in a few minutes.

He leaves a wife and several grown daughters to mourn his loss. On Saturday morning his remains were followed to their last resting place in the City Cemetery by a large concourse of citizens.

Mr. Hopkins was born in Kentucky in 1820.

When seven years old he removed to Scott County, Indiana where he graduated at the age of 16 from Washington University. After leaving college, he went to Mexico, returning soon he commenced reading law, but not liking that, he gave it up and came west, locating in Clark County, Missouri where he afterwards married Elizabeth Sailors.

He taught school there. From Clark County, he emigrated to Minnesota where he was engaged for four years in the lumbering business and where he lost his wife and child.

In 1855 he removed to Missouri teaching school for 3 years in Lafayette and Ray counties. When the war broke out, he found that part of Missouri too warm for Union men, so he crossed over into Davis County, Iowa, where in 1865 he married his second wife, Sarah Allen, who survives him. In 1869 he came to Kansas taking a claim in Crawford County where he remained farming and teaching school until three years ago when he came to this county. Last April he engaged in merchandising in which occupation he was employed at the time of his death.

(NOTE: Obit contributed by F.A.G. visitor,, on Oct. 19, 2013.)


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  • Added: 29 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28601706
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Moses Hopkins (1820–25 Sep 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28601706, citing Hope Cemetery, Saint Paul, Neosho County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by TiogaRose (contributor 46543416) .