PageLines- glenforest1.jpgThis week’s post again highlights the importance of ensuring that our cemeteries are well preserved.  There is no inscription listed in Greene County Ohio Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume I, published by the Greene County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society meaning that at the time that the book was published there was no legible stone in Glen Forest.  Perhaps there never was a stone marking the grave site or maybe it fell over and has been buried over the years.

As published in an unknown newspaper in June 1931:


Mrs. Elmer B. Hopkins who died of pneumonia at her home in Massachusetts and was buried here in Glen Forest, was for many years a resident of this vicinity. She was born in Cincinnati but came to Yellow Springs as a young girl. Like many Cincinnati people of that period, her mother, Mrs. McClure together with two sisters and their families chose Yellow Springs as a home and settled here to enjoy the quiet advantages of a college town.  Mrs. Hopkins attended Antioch for three years.  After her marriage to Elmer Hopkins, also a student at Antioch from ’57 to ’61, she continued to reside here where Mr. Hopkins was engaged in business.  Later the family moved to Springfield where Mr. Hopkins was a member of the wholesale firm of Steele, Hopkins and Meredith.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins continued their interest in Yellow Springs even after giving it up as their home and Mr. Hopkins always returned on Memorial Day to assist or take some part in the exercises.  It was while he was on a visit to Springs that his sudden death occurred in 1918.

After Mr. Hopkins’ death, Mrs. Hopkins left Springfield and made her home in the east with her daughter, Mrs. Tatnell Nichols at Cambridge, Mass. Surviving are the daughter and one son Henry Hopkins, who lives in the state of Washington, and two grandchildren, Tatnell Nichols, Jr., and Miss Otelia Dolena, the latter being the orphaned child of Mrs. Hopkin’s daughter Fanny and husband Dr. Dolena.  She makes her home with the Nichols’.

Mrs. Hopkins possessed a rare charm and gracious personality that endeared her to a large number of relatives and friends.

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