Lanier, Hankins, Hopkins & Taylor Families

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Stephen WOLFENBARGER
(ca 1838-bef. 1863)
Eliza HOPKINS
(1837-1912)
John Covey HOWARD
(1806-1899)
Mary F. "Polly" MORRIS
(ca 1830-bet. 1910/1920)
James Arton "Jim" HOPKINS
(1861-1933)
Lucinda "Cindy" HOWARD
(1867-1957)
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Elijah F. "Lige" HOPKINS
(1891-1975)

 

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Spouses/Children:

Leila Mae HUNT

  • Wade Waddell HOPKINS+
  • Berl Vollie HOPKINS+
  • John Thomas HOPKINS+
  • Lucinda Gladus HOPKINS
  • Earl Paris HOPKINS+
  • Edith Irene "Irene" HOPKINS

Elijah F. "Lige" HOPKINS 2,164
  • Born: 8 August 1891, Wallins Creek, Harlan County, Kentucky 1077
  • Marriage: Leila Mae HUNT ca. 1912
  • Died: 14 May 1975, Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky at age 83 1077
  • Buried: 17 May 1975, Maretburg Cemetery, Maretburg, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 1077,1078
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  More Information:

Namesake: Lige was named for Elijah Brock (husband of his mother's sister, Sarah Howard Brock).

1900 United States Federal Census, James Hopkins household, Harlan County, Kentucky 164: Lige was living with his parents. He was listed as Eligha Hopkins (son, age 8, born Aug 1891).


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Photo: Hopkins Family, May 1909, Brodhead, Rockcastle County, Kentucky.

1910 United States Federal Census, James A. Hopkins household, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 170: Lige was living with his parents. He was listed as Elijah Hopkins (son, age 18).

Physical Description: Lige was described as short with a stout build, black eyes and black hair on 5 June 1917 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. 1079 (This description was included in his WW I draft card.)

1920 United States Federal Census, Elijah Hopkins household, Rockcastle County, Kentucky: Lige & Leila Mae and their three sons were living in South Brodhead precinct. Lige was listed as age 26.

1930 United States Federal Census, Elijah Hopkins household, Rockcastle County, Kentucky: Lige & Leila Mae were living with their 5 children. He was listed as age 39.


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Photo: Hopkins Family, 1932, Warren County, Ohio.

1940 United States Federal Census, E. F. Hopkins household, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 1080: Lige and Lela Mae were living in rural Rockcastle County with children: Berl, John T., Earl and Irene. Lige was listed as a farm manager, age 49, born in Kentucky. He completed the 8th grade.

Occupation: Lige worked as a farmer in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. 140


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Obituary: Published in the Mt. Vernon Signal on 22 May 1975 in Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. 1078 Elijah L. Hopkins Dies After Long Illness
Elijah L Hopkins, 84, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Wednesday May 14th at the Rockcastle County Hospital after a long illness.

He was born in Harlan County on August 8, 1890, the son of the late Jim and Lucinda Howard Hopkins ans was a member of the Non-Denominational Church.

He is survived by four sons, Wade, Bearl and John Hopkins of Mt. Vernon and Earl Hopkins of Lexington; one daughter, Miss Irene Hopkins of Mt. Vernon; five brothers, Henry Hopkins of Detroit, Michigan, Berry Hopkins of Flint, Michigan, Elmer Hopkins of Loyall, Dock Hopkins of Chicago, Illinois and Lum Hopkins of Blandchester [sic], Ohio; one sister, Miss Lula Hopkins of Tampa, Florida; 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Dowell and Martin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Dummit and Rev. John Crewes officiating. Interment was in the Maretburg Cemetery.

[Note: year of birth in 1900 census record when he was a child was listed as 1891.]


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Grave Marker: Elijah L. & Leila Mae Hopkins, Maretburg Cemetery, Maretburg, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. 1077


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Lige married Leila Mae HUNT ca. 1912. (Leila Mae HUNT was born on 22 January 1890 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky,1077 died on 5 February 1970 in Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 1077 and was buried on 7 February 1970 in Maretburg Cemetery, Maretburg, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 1077,1081.)

  

Children: Lige & Leila Mae had 4 sons & 1 daughter. 140




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