05 July 2010

Obituary--Minnie Hopkins

I found this obituary interesting on several levels. But the most puzzling to me is why she was buried in Fremont? I can find nothing in the obituary that ties her to Fremont in any respect. Even her parents home is in another county. And her home of Bellaire is in the north-west portion of the lower peninsular. Why here?

From the 1 May 1913 Fremont Times Indicator:


Mrs. Ellsworth Hopkins Dies of Cancer in Edmore. Burial Here.

The death of Mrs Minnie Hopkins, of Bellaire, Mich., occurred at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs. Frank Briggs, in Edmore, Mich., on Thursday , April 24, 1913, after a year of intense suffering from cancer.
Minnie Briggs was born in Lynn, St. Claire county, Mich., February 26 1867. She was married to Ellsworth Hopkins July 31, 1887.
She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in Bellaire, also past-noble grand in Eoline Rebekah lodge, a member of the L. O. T. M. M. and of the Woman's Relief Corps. In all these capacities she was a faithful worker and was never so happy as when busy helping some one who needed her sympatny or services. For four years she served as matron of the Odd Fellows home in Jackson, Mich., where she won all hearts by her kindness.
She is survived by a devoted husband, parents and a brother, and family, of Grand Ledge, who were with her to the end.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church and were in charge of the pastor, Rev. W. J. Cross, and the Rebekah lodge. Interment took place in Maple Grove cemetery.

See, nothing about Fremont at all. I always have so many questions after reading obituaries like this. Drives me crazy.

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