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Hopkins, Perry

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 33, credited to Williamstown, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 12/19/63, m/i 1/6/64, Pvt, Co. G, 10th VT INF, m/o 6/29/65

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VITALS

Birth: 02/23/1830, Williamstown, VT
Death: 04/06/1914

Burial: Oneil Creek Cemetery, Eagle Point, WI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Mary Fisher
Findagrave Memorial #: 82039675

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/4/1865
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: 10th Vt. History off-site Pension shows service in 10th and 5th.

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ONeil Creek Cemetery, Eagle Point, WI

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Perry Hopkins

Eau Claire Leader (WI)

Saturday - 11 Apr 1914

On Death of Perry Hopkins

At Bloomer the passing of Perry Hopkins, "Uncle Perry", is deeply mourned. He was buried in the Eagleton cemetery on Wednesday with an escort of the G.A.R., the Rev. H.A. Smelzer of the U.B. church officiating. Of him the Bloomer Advance says:

Perry Hopkins was born in the Green Mountains of Vermont, February 23, 1830. He was married to Elvira Simmons in March 1855. When the Civil war broke out he enlisted in a Vermont regiment [10th] and served as a brave soldier should. Shortly after the war he came with his wife to Eagle Point where he settle[ed] at what is now known as Eagleton. Here he opened a "tavern" known as the Nine Mile House which was a popular stopping place for men on their way to and from the woods. This tavern has housed, at one time or another, nearly every man who has ever worked in the northern Wisconsin woods.

Mr. Hopkins was an ardent prohibitionist and temperance worker. When the Good Templar movement war [was] in its prime he was a prominent figure in local and state organizations. He has been the candidate of the Prohibition Party for various county offices and at one time he came very near winning a seat in the assembly.

In his life as a pioneer, his generous self sacrifice endeared him to his scattering neighbors, as a hotel keeper at Eagleton when the lumbering industry was in its prime and he was the friend of the woodsman, as a farmer and citizen when he always fearlessly championed the course of righteousness and justice, he had made himself more than a local figure and his death is an irreparable loss to the entire community.

Contributed by Erik Hinckley.