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William Sherwood HOPKINS
Elizabeth Gertrude BALL
Husband:  William Sherwood HOPKINS
Birth:  23 Jan 1839, China Twp., St. Clair Co., MI
Death:  24 Sep 1897, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
Education:  graduate of Williams College
Occupation:  merchant, banker, financier
Politics:  Republican
Father:  Samuel Frederick HOPKINS
Mother:  Maria/Mary Ann KEENEY
Marriage:  10 Oct 1867, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., WI
Wife:  Elizabeth Gertrude "Lizzie" BALL
Birth:  16 Oct 1847, MA or NY
Death:  21 Aug 1927, Burlingame, San Mateo Co., CA
Father:  Jonas Martin BALL, b. 20 Jan 1816
Mother:  Nancy SAMPSON
born in Chicago, Cook Co., IL:
1.  Maud Frances HOPKINS, b. 21 Aug 1868; m. 10 Oct 1892, St. Clair Co., MI, Warren Dearborn CLARK (1850-1930)
2.  Sherwood HOPKINS, b. 15 Sep 1871 

born in CA, presumably City & County of San Francisco:
3.  Frances HOPKINS, b. 1876/7

Year Location Event
1839 MI: St. Clair Co.: China Twp. birth of William Sherwood HOPKINS
1847 MA? NY? birth of Elizabeth Gertrude BALL
1867 WI: Winnebago Co.: Oshkosh marriage of William HOPKINS & Lizzie BALL
1868 IL: Cook Co.: Chicago birth of daughter, Maud Frances
1870 Census IL: Cook Co.: Chicago W. HOPKINS, head-of-household
1871/2 IL birth of son, Sherwood
1876/7 CA birth of daughter, Frances
1880 Census CA: City & County of San Francisco William HOPKINS, head-of-household
1890 Census   entire census destroyed
1897   death of William Sherwood HOPKINS
1900 Census   can't find Widow Lizzie


1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #40 of 361 indexed "M. Hopkins"):  Chicago (Ward 2), Cook Co., IL, Roll 198 (Book 1), p. 103B, PN 40, 155/156, enumerated 9 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Baxter M 40 M W Retired Merchant     New York
Baxter Mary 30 F W Keeping House     Michigan
Jewett Jas 60 M W Wh Merchant 50,000 4000 Michigan
Hopkins W 30 M W Wh Merchant     Michigan
Hopkins Lizzie 23 F W at Home     Massachusetts
Hopkins Maud  2 F W       Illinois
Butler Chas 35 M W Clerk ???ware     Illinois
Butler Nellie 25 F W at Home     Illinois
Butler Chas Jr  3 M W       Illinois
Rowig John 22 M W Clerk in Dry Goods     Illinois
Danforth Edward 24 M W RR Clerk     Michigan
Griggs Geo 20 M W RR Clerk     Michigan
Kennedy Ann 20 F W Dom Servant     Michigan
Finn Julia 29 F W Dom Servant     Ireland
Hastings May 23 F W Dom Servant     Ireland

3.  LDS.  Family Search: Census Records: 1880 United States (online at FamilySearch.org):
Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Source: FHL Film #1254075; NARA Film #T9-0075; Pg 205D
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
William HOPKINS Self M M W 40 MI Banker MA CT
Elizabeth HOPKINS Wife F M W 30 NY Keeping House MA CT
Maud HOPKINS Dau F S W 11 IL At School MI NY
Sherwood HOPKINS Son M S W  8 IL   MI NY
Frances HOPKINS Dau F S W  3 CA   MI NY
Mary HOGAN Other F S W 32 IRE Servant IRE IRE
Mary MC CAULY Other F S W 26 OH Servant IRE OH
Cecelia GREELY Other F S W 29 IRE Servant IRE IRE
James JORDAN Other M S W 45 IRE Servant IRE IRE

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com):  can't find Elizabeth/Lizzie, at least not in Illinois, Michigan, or California.  I did find Lizzie's daughter, Maud (HOPKINS) CLARK, living with her husband in San Francisco, and Lizzie's son, Sherwood HOPKINS, living in Madera County, but Lizzie wasn't with either of them.

6.  Timothy Hopkins.  1932.  John Hopkins of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1634, and Some of His Descendants. Stanford Univ. Press, Stanford, CA.  On p. 641:
611.  WILLIAM SHERWOOD,9 (SAMUEL FREDERICK,8 MARK,7 MOSES,6 SAMUEL,5 TIMOTHY,4 JOHN,3 STEPHEN,2 JOHN1), b. at China, Michigan, 23 January 1839; m. at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 10 October 1867, Lizzie Gertrude Ball, b. 16 October 1847, daughter of Jonas Martin Ball, b. 20 January 1816, and Nancy Sampson.  He d. at Detroit 24 September 1897. She d. at Burlingame, California, 21 August 1927.

A merchant, financial broker, and in later years a capitalist.  He resided in Chicago, San Francisco, and St. Clair, Michigan. A Republican.

MAUD FRANCES,10 b. 21 August 1868, at Chicago; m. at St. Clair, Michigan, 10 October 1892, Warren Dearborn Clark, b. at East Pittston, Maine, 16 December 1850, son of Lorenzo Samuel Clark, b. 6 August 1818, and Sarah Swain Dearbon, b. 5 December 1824, he d. at San Francisco, 9 May 1930.

Mr. Clark was a respected and substantial citizen of San Francisco, where for many years he was prominent in shipping circles.  An Episcopalian and a Repbulican.

Children surname Clark:
  I. WILLIAM DEARBORN, b. 24 November 1893; m. at New York 5 August 1920, Barbara Hall.  Served in the World War.  Of San Francisco.
 II.  GERTRUDE, b. 7 February 1899; m. (1) 9 October 1920, Kenneth Goad McIntosh, son of Charles Kenneth and Aileen (Goad) McIntosh.  He d. at Montrery, California, 23 Jun 1928.  She m. (2) at Santa Barbara, California, 2 August 1930, John Stanley Armour, who d. 20 September 1930.
III.  WARREN HOPKINS, b. 31 July 1900; m. 26 April 1927, Dorothea Williamson; d. at Hillsborough, California, 5 November 1930.  He was a graduate of Williams College.

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