Biography of George A. Hopkins
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Hopkins, George A., was born in Keeseville, Essex county, N. Y., September 5, 1860. He was educated in the district schools, also the High School of that place. He has held the position of clerk in several stores. At the age of eighteen he became a druggist, and is now a licensed pharmacist On account of the death of his father, who was a physician and druggist, he and his brother carried on the drug business for five years at Keeaeville, N. Y. He then went to Vergennes, Vermont, and remained one year and then came to Trumansburgh, purchased the Wickes drug store, where he keeps a full line of drugs, patent medicines, and a full line of school books, also a good assortment of all kinds of books and magazines, newspapers, etc. October 21, 1890, he married Cora, daughter of C. F. Hunter, of Trumansburgh. Mr. Hopkins is a deacon in the Presbyterian church, and is one of the village trustees. His father, Franklin M., was born in the town of Montgomery, September 15, 1823, was a graduate of a medical college in Vermont. and a practicing physician. He married Mariette M. Maynard, and they had five children: Edgar, who died in infancy; Nellie, Charles M., Frank H., and George A. He died November 25, 1879, and his wife October 14, 1893. This family settled in the United States as early as 1626, one of them at one time being governor of the State of Connecticut.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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