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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] 1st Irish American Catholic Chicago Mayor
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 03:17:01 -0500
Chicago Tribune October 15, 1918
HOPKINS, JOHN P
fond brother of the Misses Adelia, Kate, Julia Hopkins, Mrs Anna
Lydon, Mrs Mary Bonfield and Mrs John McCormick. Funeral Wednesday
morning Oct 16 at 10 oclock from late residence 3236 Michigan Blvd to
St James Church 29th st and Wabash ave.
where solemn pontfical mass of requiem will be celebrated, thence by
automobiles to Calvary cemetery.
On Jul 24, 2007, at 11:46 AM, wrote:
> This is so funny to me. I wonder from where his roots are?
> I had a first cousin named John Patrick Hopkins (died 12/11/06).
> My roots
> are in Mayo near Castlebar.
> My connection to Chicago is not very strong. My paternal great
> aunt, Honora
> Hopkins Fahey, lived in Chicago from 1898-1924. She and her husband
> are also
> buried in Calvary. There may have been a cousin, Delia Hopkins, who
> also lived
> in Chicago but that's all on my Hopkins line in Chicago.
> Nora Hopkins FitzGerald
> Chicago roots: Honora Hopkins Fahey from Crimlin townland,
> Turlough Civil
> Parish. Lived on Ravenwood.
> In a message dated 7/24/2007 1:59:49 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> John Patrick Hopkins
> b. October 29, 1858;
> d. October 13, 1918
> buried in Calvary Cemetery
> Democrat Hopkins became mayor in 1893 in a special election held
> after the assassination of Carter Harrison. As an official five years
> earlier of theGeorg eF. Pullman Co., Hopkins was described by
> contemporary writer William T. Stead in his book "If Christ Came to
> Chicago: as the "only man in Pullman who dared call his soul his
> own." He was mayor during the Pullman strike of 1894, during which he
> used his own money to help feed the strikers.
> He was the first of nine Irish-American Catholic mayors of Chicago
> Thanks to Kim Thorp of Cook County Genealogy Trails for the online
> listing of Chicago Mayors
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