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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] 1st Irish American Catholic Chicago Mayor
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 03:29:26 -0500
Nora, he was born in Buffalo NY about 1858.
John Patrick Hopkins came to Chicago in 1880. Never married.
His mother is buried in Chicago, too, at Calvary Cemetery.
The Cardinal said the mass, President of Notre Dame gave the eulogy.
Very large and impressive funeral, apparently very well thought of
and very active in business, civic, political and cultural life of
Roger Sullivan, political boss of Chicago (Democrat) was at his
bedside when he died.
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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