Edith A (Miller) Hopton

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She was married to Charles Hopton.1863- 1952?

Her son was my grandpa Earl A Hopton

The story is she was found in the doorstep when she wa very young , all that was known was she was born in Alabama and her birth same was MIller and her family was in a circus??


She was born 1867? Died 1952?


Would like any and all info, our tree stops here on my mothers side.


 From Cleveland or Pennsylvania. Area
asked in Genealogy Help by Dawn Spencer G2G1 (1.2k points)

Don't know if it will help, but here's a list of circuses for that era.



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Earl A. Hopton

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Name Earl A. Hopton
Event Type Burial
Event Date 1991
Event Place Mentor, Lake, Ohio, United States of America
Photograph Included N
Death Date 17 Aug 1991
Affiliate Record Identifier 83049555
Cemetery Mentor Municipal Cemetery

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"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVL3-D7H7 : 13 December 2015), Earl A. Hopton, 1991; Burial, Mentor, Lake, Ohio, United States of America, Mentor Municipal Cemetery; citing record ID 83049555, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
Yes this is my grandpa ! We called him pap and he was awesome!  Thank you !
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Charles T Hopton

Birth: unknownDeath: Oct. 10, 1952image
Lake View Cemetery 
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 5 Lot 883-A 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Auto Graver
Record added: Oct 10, 2011 
Find A Grave Memorial# 78127847

answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)

Charles Thomas Hopton

mentioned in the record of Charles Thomas Hopton and Olga Korgrove

Name Charles Thomas Hopton
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois
Spouse's Name Olga Korgrove
Spouse's Birth Date 1891
Spouse's Birthplace Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Spouse's Age 20
Event Date 11 Oct 1911
Event Place Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Father's Name Thomas
Mother's Name Martha Mcgovern
Spouse's Father's Name Emil Andresen
Spouse's Mother's Name Caroline Lanhoff
Spouse's Marital Status Divorced
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Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958

Indexing Project (Batch) Number M86889-2
System Origin Ohio-VR
GS Film number 886226
Reference ID 2:3K64TXJ

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"Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XDZ4-CRX : 8 December 2014), Charles Thomas Hopton and Olga Korgrove, 11 Oct 1911; citing Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, reference 2:3K64TXJ; FHL microfilm 886,226.

none of this sounds familiar except for his name. I am going to dig into this .
I believe this is him
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Sending you a copy through private messaging of a Daughters of the American Revolution application for Edith's descendants.
answered by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (359k points)
I'm not sure where to receive the private message ? (  I'm currently using my phone to view this) Can it be emailed to me?


Thank you
I found the private message thank you !
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Dawn ~

Looking at these 1920 and 1930 census records.  It appears that Earl may have been born a Dusenberry.  I don't yet get the implications here.  Are Mary and Edith the same woman?  Or perhaps not.  The census states that Charles Hopton didn't marry until he was 58.

Do you know how Mary and Edith are related?  

VIEW1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Mary Dusenberry
[Mary Dusenberrg] 
Age: 43
Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1920: Cumberland, Greene, Pennsylvania
House Number: x
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
Able to Speak English: Yes
Home Owned or Rented: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Mary Dusenberry 43
Mary Dusenberry 16
William Dusenberry 11
Robert Dusenberry 8
Earl Dusenberry 5
Garnet Dusenberry 4
[4 9/12] 
Harold Dusenberry 0


answered by Mary Cole G2G6 Mach 9 (97.6k points)

VIEW1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Charles A Hopton
Birth Year: abt 1864
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Cumberland, Greene, Pennsylvania
Map of Home: View Map
House Number in Cities or Towns: 2
Dwelling Number: 203
Family Number: 209
Home Owned or Rented: Owned
Radio Set: No
Lives on Farm: Yes
Age at First Marriage: 58
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Farmer
Industry: General
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Employment: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles A Hopton 66
Edith A Hopton 54
Earl Hopton 14
Garnet Hopton 13
Harold Hopton 11
Ray Hopton 6
William Dusenberry 22
Robert Dusenberry 18
Neighbors: View others on page
Dusenberry I believe was Edith's first marriage.
I see.  So Mary and Edith are the same woman?  Is that right?

This record would indicate that they are the same woman.  And Jack Miller is listed as Edith Agnes Miller Hopton's father on her death cert.  So the question is...Who is Jack?

Name: Mrs Edith Duesenberry
Birthplace: Alabama
State: PA
Age: 33
Color: W
Enumeration District: 0098
Visit: 0208
County: Greene
Relation: Head of Household
Other Residents:
Relation Name Age Birth Place
Daughter Mary E 06 Pennsylvania
Son William H 01 Pennsylvania
I believe it goes like this : Edith was married to dusenberry before Charles and was Mary's, William and Roberts mom . Edith married Charles and that's when she had Earl, Harold, ray and garnet ?
Yes.  Edith's husband William Dusenberry died in 1909.  Edith Dusenberry and Charles Hopton were neighbors in the 1910 and 1920 census records.  And Charles was most likely the father of those children.  They may have been married, but not living together, yet.  It looks as if his mother was dependent on him.  Maybe he was supporting both households until his mother died.

Didn't find anything on Edith's origins other than Jack Miller listed as her father.  

Good luck!
thank you so very much !
interesting....who is jack?

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