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F. P. Hopkins
RED P. HOPKINS,
first vice-president and
treasurer of the North
Fort Worth Townsite
Company, was born in
-w--m-Chicago, Illinois, December
23, 1861. His father was a
native of Duchess county, New York,
and his mother was born in Montreal,
Canada. She is still living, at
the age of eighty-seven, being a member
of her son's household in Fort
Worth. Mr. Hopkins graduated
from the Palatine High School and
from the Union College of Law in
Chicago. He became a member of
the Phi Delta Phi while in the law
school. Ever since he was able to
sign his name to a receipt he has il al
been in the real estate business, and
in that line has made a great success
in handling the business of
the Townsite Company here. The
extent of his public office holding
has been the post of school trustee
and Treasurer in North Fort
Worth when that section was an
independent school district. Work
of this kind has intensely interested
Mr. Hopkins. He gave much attention
to educational affairs on the
North Side and was instrumental in
building up the kindergarten system
there. This latter was made a part
of the North Side public schools
even before the city proper took /
such action. He was married December
26, 1889, to Miss Lydia G.
Kidder, of Davenport, Iowa. His
family now includes two daughters
and a son. The daughters are
Misses Freda and Catherine, and
the son is Ralph G. Hopkins. The
latter returned this summer from t"
a year at the Roycroft School of,
Life for Boys. It is Elbert Hubbard's
school at East Aurora, New
York, where schoolroom and outdoor
and shop work are mingled with
study and play. Mr. Hopkins is a
firm believer in fraternal organizations.
He belongs to Marine Lodge,
Knights of Pythias, Julian Feild
Masonic Lodge, Modern Woodmen
of America, Columbian Knights of 4
Chicago, and other organizations.
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