Helen B. Hopkins

Helen B. HOPKINS is my great grand aunt.  We are related through her parents, my second great grandparents, Aldis E. and Frances Alma (WESCOTT) HOPKINS, Helen is the youngest of their four children.  Helen was born 27 October 1884 in Ellsworth, Maine.  By 1896 the family was living in Montana.  Helen made the newspapers for various events, ranging from Honor Roll in school, to large picnics with the local teens.[1]  Helen was enumerated in the 1900 census taken in Melville, Montana.[2]  She married 1 April 1902 to William Henry (Dick) YOAS, they had one son: Cecil F.[3]  in the 1910 census it was just mother and son in Glendive, Montana.[4]  In the 1920 census taken in Everett, Washington, it was Dick and Helen.[5]  Helen was a trained nurse, working most of her adult life.  She died 1 July 1922 in Everett, buried in Evergreen Cemetery.[6]  Her obituary was printed in the Big Timber Pioneer 20 July 1922.[7]


[1] Editor, “School Report,” notice, Big Timber, Sweet Grass, Montana, Big Timber Pioneer, 13 February 1896, honor roll; online archives (www.mtmemory.org : online images 5 October 2013).  Editor, “Patriotically Observed: Exercises in Honor of the Birthday of Washing at the Public School,” Big Timber, Sweet Grass, Montana, Big Timber Pioneer, 27 February 1896; online archives (www.mtmemory.org : online images 5 October 2013).  Editor, “Monthly Report of the Big Timber Public Schools for the Month Ending, February 28, 1896,” Big Timber, Sweet Grass, Montana, Big Timber Pioneer, 5 March 1896; online archives (www.mtmemory.org : online images 5 October 2013).  Editor, “Monthly report of The Big Timber Public Schools for the month Ending, March 27, 1896,” Big Timber, Sweet Grass, Montana, Big Timber Pioneer, 2 April 1896; online archives (www.mtmemory.org : online images 5 October 2013).  Editor, “Big Timber Pioneer,” Big Timber Pioneer, Big Timber, Montana, 12 July 1900, A Pleasant Outing; online images, Montana Memory Project (contentdm.oclc.org : online 5 October 2013).

[2] 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.

[3] Montana, : 85 (stamped), no. 229, William Henry Yoas and Helen Hopkins, 5 November 1901, Dawson County, Montana; FHL microfilm 4351426.  FamilySearch, “Montana, Marriages, 1889-1947,” database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 5 October 2013), William Henry Yoas, Helen Hopkins, 5 November 1901, Dawson, Montana.

[4] 1910 U.S. census, Dawson County, Montana, population schedule, School District 23, Enumeration District (ED) 104, sheet 8B, boarding house, Helen B. Yoas; NARA microfilm publication T624, 831.

[5] 1920 U.S. census, Snohomish County, Washington, population schedule, Everett, Enumeration District (ED) 0164, 273 (stamped), sheet 2A, dwelling 25, family 25, William H. Yoas; NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls.

[6] Washington State, Bureau of Vital Statistics, cerficate of death 164 (1 July 1922), Mrs. Helen B. Yoas; personal images, on file.  Washington State Washington State Archives, “”Washington, Deaths, 1883-1960″,” database, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 5 October 2013), Helen B. Yoas [Hopkins].

[7] Editor, “Sister Dead,” obituary, Big Timber, Sweet Grass, Montana, Big Timber Pioneer, 20 July 1922; online archives (www.mtmemory.org : online 5 October 2013).

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