Aldis E. Hopkins

Aldis HOPKINS is my second great grandfather.  He was born 27 August 1851 to Sylvester and Julia A. (JELLISON) HOPKINS in Ellsworth, Maine.  Aldis was enumerated in the 1860 and 1870 censuses with his parents in Ellsworth.[1]  He married Frances Alma (WESCOTT) 3 September 1876 in Ellsworth.[2]  Aldis and Frances along with three children were enumerated in the 1880 census in Ellsworth.[3]  The family moved to Melville, Montana before 1900 where Aldis became a farmer and part owner of the American Fork Ranch.[4]  In 1920 he is enumerated in the Orange Springs, Florida census.[5]  He died 10 April 1927 in Everett, Washington.[6]  He is buried at the Camano Lutheran Cemetery in Camano, Washington.[7]

There is some question as to the correct spelling of the name Aldis.  Aldis himself signed letters “Alldis” and “Aldis”.   I believe the single “l” is the common spelling of the name and until I find records showing otherwise I will use this spelling on all usages of his name unless on official documents showing the “ll” spelling.  I welcome any and all help in finding the correct spelling of this name.

[1] 1860 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, 72, dwelling 530, family 530, Sylvester Hopkins; NARA microfilm publication M653, 438.  Sylvester Hopkins, 1870 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, page 130, dwelling 979, family 979; microfilm M593, 544.

[2] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch ( : online 1 March 2013), Alldis E. Hopkins and Frances C. Wescott.

[3] 1880 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, Enumeration District (ED) 142, 90 (stamped), page 90, dwelling 134, family 168, Aldis Hopkins; NARA microfilm publication T9, 480.

[4] 1900 U.S. census, Sweet Grass County, Montana, population schedule, Melville, Enumeration District (ED) 133, 22 (stamped), sheet 4A, dwelling 57, family 58, Aldis E. Hopkins; NARA microfilm publication T623, 915.  “Notice for Publication,” Big Timber [Montana] Pioneer, 12 July 1900, page 8, col 4; digital images, Montana Memory Project ( : 2013), Montana’s Digital Library and Archives.  “Notice for Publication,” Big Timber [Montana] Pioneer, 12 July 1900, page 8, col 3; Montana Memory Project ( : 2013) Montana’s Digital Library and Archives.

[5] 1920 U.S. census, Marion County, Florida, population schedule, Orange Springs, Enumeration District (ED) 128, 162 (stamped), sheet 6A, dwelling 139, family 139, A.E. Hopkins; NARA microfilm publication T625, .

[6] Washington, 1907-1960, 1235, Aldis E. Hopkins, 10 April 1927; database, Family History Library, FamilySearch ( : online 1 August 2012); Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia.

[7] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images ( : online 9 August 2013), Aldis E. Hopkins.

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