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Mary "Katherine" Hopkins

Birth: She was born in 1924 at Louisiana.  

Family Information: Daughter of John Henry and Leslie (Worsham Lee) Hopkins.

Half-sister of Delsya (Lee) and Charles (Lee) Hopkins.  

Description:  

Pre-Colony History: Her family came to the colony in October 1928 from Shreveport, Louisiana.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony:  

Other Info: In August 1929 the Hopkins family visited the Rice Ranch. A week later, Pickett carried them, along with a truckload of furniture driven by Baldwin, to the Rice Ranch. The idea was that the Hopkins family would take the place of the Kimballs who were moving back to Newllano.

In October she and her mother caught a ride with Comrade Yeldell back to the main colony, where they stayed for several days and finished packing the family's household goods for shipment to the Rice Ranch.  

Post-Colony History: In 1930 she was living in Webster Parish, Louisiana with her parents and siblings. She was still living at Webster Parish in 1935.

In 1940 she was living in St. Louis, Missouri with her mother and siblings, plus a brother-in-law.

At some point she married Patrick W. Lawrence.  

Death: She died in 1986 at Saint Augustine, Florida and was cremated at Mid Florida Crematory.  

Sources: "Llano Colonist": October 6, 1928, August 24, 1929, August 31, 1929, October 3, 1929, October 12, 1929; US Census: 1930, 1940; Florida Death Certificate  

 

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