Biography of Daniel C. Hopkins
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Hopkins, Daniel C., was born in the town of Almond, Allegany county, February 18, 1853, son of Elias Hopkins, a native of Luzerne county, Pa., who came to Allegany when a young man and engaged in farming. Daniel, the youngest of a family of three children, was educated in the common school, Almond Academy and Alfred University and taught three terms after finishing his education. He engaged in farming, fruit growing and the nursery business, remaining on the homestead farm of 190 acres until 1886, when he built a new home and established a nursery office in the town of Horneflsville, near Almond. He is now extensively engaged in growing all kinds of fruit and ornamental trees, shrubs and plants, being the only general nurseryman in Steuben or Allegan); counties. He employs a large number of agents, besides help to take care of his nursery and fruit and vegetable farm. Mr. Hopkins served two years as supervisor of the town of Almond, was elected justice in the town of Hornellsville and nominated for supervisor in 1895. He is a member of the Order of Maccabees and Protective Legion. He is also a member of the Arkport Grange No. 179, and clerk of the joint school district No. 5. He has been cafled Father" of the tree or Arbor Day in this part of the State: was the first to start the call for the well known Hornellsyille Farmers' Club and has been connected with several other public enterprises. Ile was married, July 16, 1891, to Sarah, youngest daughter of Henry W. Crandall of Almond, and they have one child, Carl Crandall Hopkins

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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