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Fred Hopper

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Fred Hopper (1859-1925) of F. Hopper and Co and Elswick-Hopper Cycle and Motor Co

1859 Q4. Born at Barton-on-Humber

1881 Living at King Street, Barton St. Peter: Robert Hopper (age 53 born Barton), a Tallow Chandler. With his wife Mary Hopper (age 43 born Kirton) and their children Fred Hopper (age 21 born Barton) and Annie Hopper (age 24 born Barton).[1]

1891 Married Hannah E. Jackson

1891 Living at Brigg Road, Barton-on-Humber: Fred Hopper (age 30 born Barton-on-Humber), a Cycle Manufacture and Employer. With his wife Hannah E. Hopper (age 19 born Barton-on-Humber).[2]

1901 Living at Elm Tree House, High Street, Barton-on-Humber: Fred Hopper (age 41 born Barton-on-Humber), a Cycle Manufacture and Employer. With his wife Hannah E. Hopper (age 29 born Barton-on-Humber) and their son Fred Hopper (age 9 born Barton-on-Humber). Also his sisters-in-law Edith A. Jackson (age 24 born Barton-on-Humber) and Beatrice M. Jackson (age 22 born Barton-on-Humber).[3]

1911 Living at Elm Tree House, Barton-on-Humber: Fred Hopper (age 51 born Barton-on-Humber), Cycle Manufacturer, Managing Director - F. Hopper and Co Ltd. With his wife (married 20 years with one child) Hannah Elizabeth Hopper (age 39 born Barton-on-Humber) and their son Fred Hopper (age 19 born Barton-on-Humber), a Student (Technical Engineering). Also his sister-in-law Edith Ann Jackson (age 34 born Barton-on-Humber), a Typist (Commercial) and Single; and his niece Margaret Ann Hare (age 19 born Barton-on-Humber), a Typist (Commercial) and Single.[4]

1912 Initiated scheme to provide electricity to the town. '...The Production, Storage and Supply of Electricity by Mr. Fred Hopper within the Area of the Urban District of Barton-on-Humber; the Laying Down and Erection of Electric Lines, Wires, Posts and Apparatus; the Taking and Recovering of Rates and Charges.....Mr. Fred Hopper (hereinafter called "the Applicant"), and whose address is at Elm Tree House, Barton-on-Humber, in the county of Lincoln, intends to apply to the Board of Trade, on or before the 21st day of December next, for a Provisional Order (hereinafter called "the Order") under the Electric Lighting Acts, 1882 to 1909....'[5]

1925 Died

Fred Hopper, Junior

1937 Executor to will. '...Fred Hopper and Allan Hopper, who are the executors of the Will of the said Mary Elizabeth Hopper deceased, on or before the 26th day of July 1937...'[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. 1891 Census
  3. 1901 Census
  4. 1911 Census
  5. [1] Gazette Issue 28665 published on the 22 November 1912. Page 277 of 370
  6. [2] Gazette Issue 34401 published on the 25 May 1937. Page 35 of 64