New Jersey Obituaries - September 21, 1898 - Henry Hopping

Henry Hopping's Funeral

The Dead Soldier Buried With Military Honors

The funeral of Harry Hopping, son of Mrs. Eleanor Hopping of Monmouth street, the cavalryman who died of typhoid fever, was held last Thursday. A short service was held at the house, and the public funeral was held at the Baptist church. The hearse was escorted form the house to the church by a squad of cavalrymen. The coffin was placed in front of the altar at the church, and was draped with a large American flag. The offerings of flowers were profuse. One of the floral pieces was a pillow of roses, bearing the word "Comrade." This was from the cavalry troop of which Mr. Hopping was a member.

The service was conducted by Revs. W. H. J. Parker and W. B. Matteson. Mr. Parker spoke of the heroism of the dead trooper in nursing the sick soldiers who were brought north on the same transport with him, and a eulogy was also pronounced by Mr. Matteson. The pall bearers were Capt. George A. Bowne, William B. Conover, Millard Filmore Cornwell, James Clayton, Albert McClees and Walter Field. Mr. Hopping's horse with all its war trappings on and draped with crape, was led behind the hearse by Bugler Albert VanKelt. The cavalry troop, on horseback, followed the carriages containing the relatives. After the burial the troopers fired three volleys over the grave.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, September 21, 1898