Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 350 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
nities, he is a member of Dallas Lodge, No.
70, Knights of Pythias, and also of the Uniformed
Rank, No. 18, Dallas Division.
Mrs. Morgan is a member of the Methodist
B. HOPKINS, a retired business llan
of Dallas, was born in Washington
county, Virginia, in 1849, a son of
Asa Hopkins, a merchant of his native State.
In 1859 the family moved to Tennessee,
where Mr. Hopkins graduated, at Cunberland
University, in the class of 1868. Unlike
many graduates, he made excellent use of his
opportunities, equipping himself well for the
practical duties of life. He began business
for himself as a merchant in Nashville, Tennessee.
Throwing into his business all the
vigor and shrewdness of his nature, he prospered
and attained an enviable position in
the business world. In 1883 he disposed of
his interest in Nashville and came to Dallas,
then a city on the threshold of its extraordinary
growth. He immediately began his
business career by organizing the Fourth
National Bank of Dallas, with a capital of
$200,000, since increased to $600,000, and
became its cashier. As soon as the bank
was placed on a firm basis, he withdrew from
its management and became a member of the
firm of Porter
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/350/: accessed May 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.