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The Blue Book of Iowa Women A History of Contemporary Women

Compiled by Winona Evans Reeves, 1914.

  
 

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Mrs. F. M. Hopkins

Mrs. Lucy Holsman Hopkins of Guthrie Center was born in Senecaville, Guernsey County, Ohio.  She is the daughter of William Holsman of German descent, and Lucy Dilley of English-Scotch descent, who came to Iowa in 1857.  Her education received in the public schools has been supplemented by a four years' course in reading and travel in all parts of the United States, in Canada and in Mexico.  On Sept. 27, 1882, she was married to Francis M. Hopkins, who is the son of Dr. John Y. and Mary Needham Hopkins.  Mr. Hopkins was born in Oskaloosa, March 8, 1854, and is a graduate of the Iowa State University.  For eight years he was clerk of the Guthrie Co. Courts, for three years was mayor of Guthrie Center, and for ten years was State Senator.  He is president of the People's State Bank of Guthrie Center and is a man of fine character and wide influence.

Mrs. Hopkins is a member of the D. A. R., being descended from Ephriam Dilley, who was a Revolutionary soldier.  She has served as regent of her chapter.  She is a member of the P. E. O. sisterhood, of the O. E. S., having held the highest office in both organizations.  She is a member of the M. E. church and a faithful church woman.  She does all kinds of fine needle work and is an artist of ability, making a specialty of china painting.  She has two brothers and three sisters living, Mrs. Geo. W. Reed of Emmett, Idaho;  Mrs. W. C. McCool, Salem, Nebr.;  John D. Holsman, Mrs. Susan Carpenter and Henry B. Holsman, all of Guthrie Center.  One brother, Geo. W. Holsman died several years ago.

 

 

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