Biography of Walter G. Hopkins


Hopkins, Walter G., Buffalo, is a member of one of the oldest and most respected families in Western New York. His father, Hon. Nelson K. Hopkins (who served the State as comptroller, 1872-66), was born in Buffalo in 1816; his mother, Louise A. (Pratt) Hopkins, was the daughter of Hon. Hiram Pratt, one of the early mayors of Buffalo. Walter G. Hopkins was born in Buffalo, April 8, 1868, where he attended the public schools. After leaving school at the age of twelve he entered the law office of Hon. Truman C. White, where he remained for five years, when he engaged in the real estate business on his own account. For many years Mr. Hopkins has been an active member of the Buffalo Merchants' Exchange, and the Buffalo Real Estate Exchange, having served the latter body as director several terms and one term as vice-president. Mr. Hopkins has been prominently identified with a very large number of land,companies in and about Buffalo, and was the first Buffalo man in the field after the new suburb of Depew was conceived by the Van derbilts. Mr. Hopkins married Alice M. Williams of Buffalo on June 1, 1892, and has two children.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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