Lanier, Hankins, Hopkins & Taylor Families

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(ca 1838-bef. 1863)
John Covey HOWARD
Mary F. "Polly" MORRIS
(ca 1830-bet. 1910/1920)
James Arton "Jim" HOPKINS
Lucinda "Cindy" HOWARD
Henry Madison HOPKINS


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Henry Madison HOPKINS 2,164,1475
  • Born: 9 January 1889, Wallins Creek, Harlan County, Kentucky 2,1476
  • Marriage: Bessie HAMLIN bef. 17 February 1920 1083
  • Died: 7 February 1984, Flint, Genesee County, Michigan at age 95 1476

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Namesake: Henry was named for two of his mother's brothers - Henry and Madison Howard.

1900 United States Federal Census, James Hopkins household, Harlan County, Kentucky 164: Henry was living with his parents. He was listed as Henry Hopkins (son, age 11, born Apr 1894).

1910 United States Federal Census, Henry Hopkins household, Fort Thomas Military Post, Campbell County, Kentucky: Henry was in the Army. He was listed as Henry Hopkins, Private, age 24.

Physical Description: In his WW I draft registration Henry was described as medium height with medium build, dark brown eyes and brown hair. 1477

1920 United States Federal Census, James A. Hopkins household, Rockcastle County, Kentucky 1083: Henry & Bess were living with his parents. [They were not listed as a separate household but Henry was listed as "head" and Bess as "wife".] Henry was listed as Henry M. Hopkins, age 30, working as a railroad brakeman, born in Kentucky.

1930 United States Federal Census, H. M. Hopkins household, 4403 Eighth Street, Ecorse, Wayne County, Michigan 1478: Henry and Bess were living in Ecorse Village along with her niece, May Hamlin and 4 roomers. Henry was listed as a motorman for a street car, age 41, born in Kentucky, married at age 31..


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

1940 United States Federal Census, Henry Hopkins household, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 1479: Henry and Bessie were living at 1516 23rd Street. He was listed as a coach driver for a motor bus line, age 51, born in Kentucky. He completed the 8th grade. He made $1,400 in 1939. They were living in the "same place" in 1935.

Bessie's brother and his wife, Othar and Ailsa Hamlin, were living at the same address but shown as a separate household.

Residence: 1984, Fenton, Genesee County, Michigan. 1480 Henry was living in Fenton at the time of his death.


Henry married Bessie HAMLIN bef. 17 February 1920.1083 (Bessie HAMLIN was born on 29 July 1892 in North Carolina 1083,1481 and died on 2 November 1972 in Redford, Wayne County, Michigan 1481,1482.)


Residence: 1972, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. 1483 Henry & Bessie were living in Detroit at the time of Bessie death in 1972.

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