Anna Mary <I>Pickett</I> Hopkins

Anna Mary Pickett Hopkins

Ontario, Canada
Death 24 Aug 1931 (aged 71)
Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Burial Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 79703315 · View Source
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Anna Mary Pickett was the eldest daughter of Andrew and Mary McLaren Pickett. She was born Feb. 23, 1860, near Lowville, Ontario, Canada. According to a letter written by her father Andrew, in late summer or autumn of 1870 she moved with her mother Mary, sister Eleanor "Ella," and brother John Thomas Pickett, to rejoin her father, who established a new home for them at Vermillion, in Dakota Territory.

She became a teacher at Vermillion after basic schooling. Her school friend's father was Samuel Hayward, who owned a local harness business, and via that contact met her future husband, David Aldona Hopkins. They married May 1, 1881 at Vermillion.

Over the next twenty or more years, Anna moved with her husband to about eleven towns and cities, including Chicago, Illinois. Anna finally got him to settle in Grinnell, Iowa, where the local college offered their children educational opportunities, and the town a religious tone. She lived there for twenty-five years or more. She also took care of David's sick mother, Mary Hopkins, until she died around 1914.

Anna valued education, and was apparently the more stable side of her marriage. She also appreciated her Methodist church, piety, hard work, discretion, and public service.

She died at Tacoma, Wash., August 24, 1931, where she had gone a few months before to be near her son, Dr. Lewis Hopkins. Her obituary appeared in the "Grinnell [IA] Herald," and was posted on the Iowa GenWeb.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 79703315
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Mary Pickett Hopkins (Feb 1860–24 Aug 1931), Find a Grave Memorial no. 79703315, citing Hazelwood Cemetery, Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by clio (contributor 46586698) .