Lanier, Hankins, Hopkins & Taylor Families

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James Francis "Jim" TAYLOR
(1830-1894)
Margaret E. RAMSEY
(1840-1892)
Madison Crawford "Matt" OWENS
(1836-1920)
Cecilia "Celia" OWENS
(1839-1908)
John Cook TAYLOR
(1863-1953)
Emma Jane "Emmie" OWENS
(1882-1968)
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Emma Ewers TAYLOR
(1900-1978)

 

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Elmer Dennis HOPKINS

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  • Ruby Marie HOPKINS
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Emma Ewers TAYLOR 140,179,184
  • Born: 24 October 1900, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 179
  • Marriage: Elmer Dennis HOPKINS on 11 October 1920 in Jellico, Campbell County, Tennessee 162,163
  • Died: 19 January 1978, Harlan, Harlan County, Kentucky at age 77 180,181
  • Buried: 22 January 1978, Elmwood Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 165,182
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  Death Notes:

Emma died at the Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital.

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  More Information:

Namesake: Emma's middle name (Ewers) was from a teacher in Mount Vernon. 185


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Photo: Emma Jane & Emma, ca. 1904.


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Photo: Taylor Family, 1906, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky.

1910 United States Federal Census, John C. Taylor household, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 16: Emma was living with her parents. She was listed as Emma E. Taylor, daughter, age 9, born in Kentucky.

Newspaper Article from Mt. Vernon Signal in Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky on 24 August 1917: About 4:30, Friday afternoon, a very bad accident occured on Dixie Highway. Misses Lena, Gracie and Emma Taylor were on their way to the latter's home, coming from the funeral of Mrs. Hariett Burdette, when Claude Griffin's car scared the hourse, which they were driving, causing him to throw the girls under the buggy. The horse began to run and dragged the bugga s short distance. The buggy was torn to pieces but the girls were not seriously hurt. The horse was scratched up a little. 17

1920 United States Federal Census, John Taylor household, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 18: Emma was living with her parents. She was listed as Emma Taylor, daughter, age 19, born in Kentucky, working as an accountant in a bank.


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Photo: Emma. This photo was taken behind her sister, Susie Krueger's house.

1930 United States Federal Census, Elmer D. Hopkins household, Harlan County, Kentucky 186: Emma was living in Loyall with her husband and 3 daughters. She was listed as Emma Hopkins, wife, age 29, born in Kentucky.


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Occupation: Emma worked as a Postmaster in Loyall, Harlan County, Kentucky from March 1937 to September 1941. 2

1940 United States Federal Census, Elmer D. Hopkins household, Loyall, Harlan County, Kentucky 21: Emma and Elmer lived in the Ailey Howard Addition with their three daughters and Emma's sister, Gracie [incorrectly listed as June Taylor, 9 yrs old]. Emma was listed as Emma E. Hopkins, wife, age 39, born in Kentucky. She was working as the Postmaster but her salary was not listed. She was listed as completeing one year of high school even though she actually graduated from high school.


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Photo: Sisters, ca. 1940, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Susie, Emma & Gracie - in Susie's front yard on West Main Street.


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Obituary: Published in the Harlan Daily Enterprise on 20 January 1978 in Harlan, Harlan County, Kentucky. 187 MRS. ELMER HOPKINS:
Mrs. Elmer Hopkins, 77, Loyall, died Thursday in Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

A native of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Hopkins had been living here for 56 years. She was a member of the Loyall Church of Christ and taught Sunday School there for 25 years.

She was a former postmaster at Loyall and one of the oldest members of the Harlan County Homemakers. She was active in the Parent-Teacher Association and civic affairs.

Services will be conducted Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Loyall Funeral Home with Bob Hull officiating. Burial will be in Ash Hill Cemetery, Mt. Vernon (note - this is incorrect, should be Elmwood Cemetery).

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be James T. Morgan, James O. Morgan, Bob Platt, Ray Sergent, Edwin Lawson, Everett Jones, Elbert Castle, Marion Schraeder and Jarvis Howard. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Ladies Sunday School Class.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 3 until 9 p.m. in the chapel of Loyall Funeral Home.


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Obituary: Published in the Mt. Vernon Signal on 26 January 1978 in Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. 188 EMMA HOPKINS:
Mrs. Emma Hopkins, 77, of Loyall, Kentucky and formerly of Mt. Vernon passed away suddenly Thursday, January 19, 1978 at the Miners Memorial Hospital in Harlan, Kentucky. She was born on October 24, 1900 in Rockcastle County, the daughter of the late John C. and Emma Jane Owens Taylor. She was a member of the Loyall Christian Church.

Survivors are: her husband, Elmer Hopkins of Loyall; three daughters; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Ruby Hopkins.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 22, 1978 at the Loyall Funeral Home Chapel, Loyall, Ky. Commital service was held at the Graveside in Elmwood Cemetery by Rev. Ernie Johnson. Local arrangements were by the Cox Funeral Home.


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Grave Marker: Emma E. & Elmer D. Hopkins, Elmwood Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. 165


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Emma married Elmer Dennis HOPKINS, son of James Arton "Jim" HOPKINS and Lucinda "Cindy" HOWARD, on 11 October 1920 in Jellico, Campbell County, Tennessee 162.,163 (Elmer Dennis HOPKINS was born on 2 April 1894 in Wallins Creek, Harlan County, Kentucky,2,165 died on 26 May 1980 in Harlan, Harlan County, Kentucky 166,167 and was buried on 29 May 1980 in Elmwood Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 165,168.)

  

Wedding Announcement: Mt. Vernon Signal, 15 October 1920, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. 183 TAYLOR-HOPKINS: Miss Emma Taylor and Mr. Elmer Hopkins were married in Jellico, Tenn Oct. 11, 1920.

Miss Taylor is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Taylor of this city and was the Asst. Cashier of the Peoples Bank. She was one of Mount Vernon's most popular girls and was liked by everyone. Mr. Hopkins is the son of Mr. J. A. Hopkins of near Brodhead and is a fine young man. Mr. Hopkins is a conductor for the L & N with headquarters at Corbin, Ky where they will make their home.

[1st part of this sentence unreadable] . . . host of friends in wishing them a long and happy married life.


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Photo: Emma & Elmer.


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Photo: Elmer & Emma. In their front yard at Loyall.


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Photo: Elmer & Emma.

Children: Elmer & Emma had 4 daughters. 140


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Photo: 50th Wedding Anniversary, October 1970, Loyall, Harlan County, Kentucky. Elmer and Emma


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Photo: Elmer & Emma, 6 November 1976, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky.


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