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WILLIAM CUELL HOPKINSON & CLARINA HOWARD SMITH'S DAUGHTER
LILLIE ANN HOPKINSON WAS MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER.SHE MARRIED
FRANCIS 'FRANK' H. SLEEPER.
LILLY ANN HOPKINSON b. 1 June 1864 Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
2. Teaching Diploma
----------------------------RECORD OF BAPTISM------------------------------
PROVINCE OF QUEBEC,
DISTRICT OF ST. FRANCIS
Extract from the register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials
Of The Presbyterian Church at Sherbrooke, in the district of St. Francis,
For the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six: 1866
Lilly Ann, daughter of William Cuel and Clarina Howard Hopkinson of the town of Sherbrooke E. C. was born on the first day of June one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four and was baptized by me on the seventh day of November one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six.
(signed) Joseph Evans, A. M.
(signed) William Cuell Hopkinson
“Clarina Howard Hopkinson
cover page:We, the undersigned Prothonotary of the Superior Court for the district of Saint Francis, certify
that the foregoing is a true extract from said Register, which remains deposited of Record in the Superior
Court, and of which we are the legal custodians.Given at the City of Sherbrooke, in the District of Saint Francis, in the Province of Quebec, this third day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty one.As Witness our official signature and the seal of the Superior Court of the Province of Quebec.Signature illegibleProthomotary.
CANADA PROVINCE OF QUEBEC DISTRICT OF SAINT FRANCIS SUPERIOR EXTRACT FROM REGISTER OF BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES AND BURIALS.
Province of Quebec
ProtestantBoard of Examiners Sherbrooke
DIPLOMA FORElementary SCHOOL.
We Hereby Certify thatLilly Hopkinson a native of CANADA aged19 residing at Coaticook and belonging to the Protestant religion, having produced a testimonial of good morals and religious instruction signed by Rev. W. Jackson and having undergone an examination in very satisfactory manner in diction, Reading, English, Grammar, Arithmetic, sacred History
And in a satisfactory manner in Geography, Art of Teaching and History has received a Diploma of theFirstclass, authorizing her to teach English in the Elementary Schools in St. Francis and Bedford Districts.
In witness whereof, by order of the board At Sherbrooke we have herunto affixed our hands and the seal of the said board the 1st day of May in the year Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Three. 1833.
Arch. Duff D. D. President
#117 Board of Examiners Sherbrooke, Protestant, Diploma, May 1, 1883
I Hereby Certify that on the 4th day of December 1883 the right of Holy Matrimony was solemnized by me, by authority of License between Francis Henry Sleeper and Lillie Ann Hopkinson of the Village of Coaticook in the county of STANSTEAD Province of Quebec and Dominion aforesaid.
Witness my hand at Coaticook this 4th day of December, 1883.
In presence of: Charles W. Sleeper
Maggie E. Young
Wm. J. Jolliffe
VITAL STATISTICS ON THE HOPKINSON FAMILY
listed in the six books on the District of St. Francis.
William Cuell Hopkinson m: Clarina Howard Smith 14-04-1851, Wesleyan Methodist, Sherbrooke, Que.
They had 7 children:
1. William Hopkinson b: 12-10-1853, bapt. 07-11-1866,Presbyterian, Sherbrooke
2. Bion"b: 28-09-1857, bapt. 07-11-1866""
3. Orion"b: 30-05-1859, bapt. 15-08-1860, Wesleyan Methodist "
died: 16-08-1860,age 1 year, Wesleyan Methodist"
Father listed as a grocer in Sherbrooke.
4 Richard Orion "b: 20-03-1862, bapt. 07-11-1866, Presbyterian"
5.Lily Ann"b: 01-06-1864, bapt. 07-11-1866,""
6. Rosa Sarah"b: 27-12-1865, bapt. 07-11-1866,""
7. Violet Ina"b: 05-08-1868, bapt. 26-07-1869,""
1881 census for Stanstead County
Bion Hopkinson in Coaticook, Stanstead County.He is a Machinist, no marital status listed, age 23, English, born in Canada.
William Hopkinson, a Book Keeper, married, age 50, English, born in England.
Clarina Hopkinson, married, age 52, born in Canada.
OrionHopkinson (male), age 18, born in Canada.
Lillie Hopkinson, age 16, born in Canada.
Rose Hopkinson, age 15, born in Canada, and
Violet Hopkinson, age 9, born in Canada.
The family is Presbyterian.
Also in Coaticook is a William Hopkinson, Machinist, married, age 27, English, born in Canada.
Nellie Hopkinson, married, age 26, English, born in Canada.
Nellie Hopkinson, age 3, born in Canada.
The family is Methodist.
In South Ward, Sherbrooke, Henry Hopkinson. He is a Carpenter, married, age 50, born in England.
Barbara Hopkinson, married, age 44, born in Quebec.
Anne E. Hopkinson, Factory Hand, age 21, born in Quebec.
Victoria Hopkinson, Factory Hand, age 18, born in Quebec.
Mathilda Hopkinson, Factory Hand, age 15, born in Quebec.
William Hopkinson, age 12, born in Quebec.
Henry Hopkinson, age 9, born in Quebec.
Clara Hopkinson, age 5, born in Quebec.
The family is Church of England.
Speculation that these two families are related.If so William in Coaticook aged 50 and Henry of Sherbrooke, aged 50 could be twins.
They were both born in England.
1920 CENSUSSPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
Bion Hopkinsonage 62
Addelaide Hopkinson (wife)
No children living with them at time of census.