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Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Edward T. Hopping
Edward T. Hopping died on Friday at the home of his son, William A. Hopping of Broad street, aged 83 years. Death was caused by the grip, with which he had been sick for three weeks. Mr. Hopping's wife died on Tuesday of last week and she was buried on the day that he died. Mr. Hopping had not been told of his wife's death for fear that the shock might prove more than he could bear. He was conscious at intervals and frequently inquired for his wife.
Mr. Hopping was born at Middletown and was the son of Patience Tilton Hopping and Judge James Hopping. He was a prosperous farmer, but he retired from active business life about eighteen years ago. His mother was a native of Middletown township and was one hundred and ten months old when she died , having been born in the year that the treaty of peace was signed. She was five years old when the constitution was signed and was six years old when George Washington was chosen president of the United States. She was sixteen years old when Washington died and had a distinct recollection of that event. At the time of her death Mrs. Hopping was the oldest person in Middletown township and was reputed to be the oldest person in Monmouth county. She married James Hopping on April 8th, 1808. He was a son of Samuel Hopping and was very active in the war of 1812. He was a member of the legislature and was Judge of the Monmouth county courts.
Edward T. Hopping was one of a family of four children, all of whom are now dead. The other children were Mrs. James Frost, Mary A., wife of Thomas Leonard, and John J. Hopping. Mr. Hopping leaves only one child, the son with whom he made his home. The funeral was held at his late residence at half-past two o'clock on Monday afternoon. Rev. William B. Matteson officiated and the body was buried in Fair View cemetery. Four of Mr. Hopping's nephews acted as pall bearers. They were James and John T. Hopping and Samuel and Daniel Frost.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, May 15, 1901
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