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Charles "Charley" Lee (Hopkins)

Birth: He was born in 1922 at Dubberly, Louisiana.  

Family Information: Son of Auris Lee and Leslie (Worsham Lee) Hopkins.

Brother of Delsya (Lee) and Mary Katherine Hopkins.

Step-son of John Henry Hopkins.  


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

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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.  

Post-Colony History: In 1930 he was living in Webster Parish, Louisiana with his step-father, mother and siblings. He was still living in Webster Parish in 1935.

In 1940 he was living in St. Louis Missouri with his mother, sisters and brother-in-law, Burckel Clayton. At the time he was working as a relief man at a cafe.  

Death: He died in 1987 at Cahokia, Illinois and was buried in Lake View Memorial Gardens at Fairview Heights, Illinois.  

Sources: "Llano Colonist": October 6, 1928, August 24, 1929, August 31, 1929; US Census: 1930, 1940;  


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