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Hopkins, Timothy 'Tim' 1835/37-1899

HOPKINS, BROWN

Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 11/17/2014 at 13:14:02

Tim Hopkins, as he was known to many of our readers, died on Thursday May 18, 1899, at the Lorimer House in Dubuque, after an illness of two weeks, of a disease of the liver.

He was born in Troy, Ohio, December 27, 1837*, and resided there and in Cleveland through the earlier years of his life, conducting a hotel in the latter town. In 1857 he removed west and located in McGregor, Ia., where he made his home until 1874. He was city marshal at McGregor for a long period of years and alternately was engaged in the mercantile business and as manager of a hotel.

In 1861 he enlisted at McGregor in Co. G, Twenty-first Iowa, and he served two years, being discharged because of illness.

In 1863 he was married at Parkam, O., to Miss Augusta Brown. Together they returned to McGregor and in 1874 came to Dubuque. Here he engaged in various avocations. For many years he was connected with the Shattuck Detective Agency, and for seventeen years was deputy United States marshal. Retiring from public life, he re-engaged in mercantile lines and for years was a traveling representative of Levens & Dillon. A short time since he leased the Lorimer House at Dubuque, and at his death was its manager.

Mr. Hopkins was a man of happy temperament, generous and whole-souled.

He had very many friends who will regret his demise. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins, of whom two are living. One is Brad, who was associated with his father in the management of the hotel, and Fred. M., an attorney.

The funeral was held at Dubuque on Friday last, under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity.

~The Elkader Register, Thursday evening, May 25, 1899

~Notes:
Buried in Linwood cemetery, Dubuque
Gravestone has dates 1835-1899


 

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