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Re: Lura Loretta Morrall

MORRALL, LAMBERT, CATLETT, HOPKINS, LANTZ, SMITH, CROWLEY, FITZWATER

Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 5/4/2014 at 21:52:16

In Response To: Re: Lura Loretta Morrall (Jo Ann Hopkins Sisco)

Both Ernest Hopkins and Edythe G. Hopkins are buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Mexico, Missouri according to Elmwood records. According to Ernest's obituary, he was predeceased by his wife Edith in 1965 and survived by his wife, Vinita when he died five years later in 1970. It looks like Vinita did marry Ernest after her sister's death. Edith is spelled "Edith" in the obituaries and "Edythe" in the cemetery records.

Ernest Hopkins Dies At Peoria
Ernest E. Hopkins, 88, native of Mexico who left here in 1917 died at 5:30 a.m. yesterday in Peoria, Ill. Masonic services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Precht Pickering funeral home and graveside services in Elmwood Cemetery will follow. The Rev. Marvin Jones, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church will officiate. Son of Lehman S. and Erma Fitzwater Hopkins, Mr. Hopkins was born in Mexico on May 13, 1882. He was married to Edith Lambert, who died in the fall of 1965. A retired ticket agent and telegrapher for Rock Island Railroad in Peoria, Mr. Hopkins was a member of the Park Place Masonic Lodge, AF&AM 4172, in Houston, Texas. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Vinita Hopkins of the home; two sons, Forrest Hopkins of Burlington, Wash, and Carl S. Hopkins of St. Louis; three brothers, Clarence A. Hopkins of Warrensburg, Earl L. Hopkins of Marshall and Raiman S. Hopkins of Kansas City; a step-daughter, Mrs. J. H. Smith of Peoria, and several grandchildren.

Mexico Ledger - Mexico, Missouri
August 5, 1970

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MRS. EDITH HOPKINS
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Ernest (Edith) Hopkins, Ottawa, Ill., former resident of Muscatine and Columbus Junction. Mrs. Hopkins was killed in an automobile accident at Harvard, Ill. Monday. Mr. Hopkins is in community hospital at Harvard with broken bones, cuts and bruises. Before retirement, Mr. Hopkins was ticket agent at Columbus Junction. Funeral services for Edith Hopkins will be held Thursday afternoon at Mexico, Mo.

Muscatine Journal - Muscatine, Iowa
September 29, 1965

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