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Charles Jason HOPKINS  1866 - 1934 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

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Charles Jason HOPKINS  1866 - 1934

aka Charles J. Hopkins, C. J. Hopkins, Charles Hopkins, C. Hopkins
nationality
occupation
birth 24 Aug 1866, Washington DC or Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio
baptism
death 8 Nov 1934, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio
burial
marriage married in (Oct/Nov/)Dec 1905 in St. Giles, London, Middlesex to:
Regenia/Regina Karlovna SPANDIKOFF

b. 19 or 14 Apr 1876, St. Petersburg/Petrograd, RUSSIA
d. 11 Apr 1947, New York


emigrated to USA in 1907 (or became US Citizen?)
children
  • Galina/Galena Phoebe HOPKINS

    b. 1 Jan 1907, Paddington, Greater London, London, ENGLAND
    d. .............

  • Veylvalod/Vseyvalad/Vsevolod A. HOPKINS

    b. 27 July 1912, Brentford, London, ENGLAND
    d. ..............


PARENTS

father Jason (or Carson?) R. (prob. Riggs) HOPKINS

b. .. Sept 1818, Unity, Maine
d. ..............

mother Phoebe ROWE

b. .... <1828>, Washington DC
d. ...............

children
  • Charles Jason

    b. 24 Aug 1866, Washington DC
    d. 8 Nov 1934, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio


LIFE


1850 CENSUS (Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine, 19 July 1850):
Jason R. HOPKINS (30y) watchmaker
Ann E. HOPKINS (29y) (b. New Hampshire)
- Mary J. HOPKINS (5y)



1860 CENSUS (Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, 18 July 1860):
J. R. HOPKINS (40y) music master
Mary HOPKINS (30y) (b. Maine)
-Mary J. (15y) (b. Maine)



1870 CENSUS (Washington DC, 11 July 1870):
father: J. R. HOPKINS (50y) watchmaker (b. .. Sept 1818, Maine)
mother: Phoebe HOPKINS (43y) (b. <1828> Washington DC)
- Emma (10y) b. Maine
- Charles (4y) b. D.C.
- Henry (2y) b. D.C.



1880 CENSUS (12 June 1880, Washington DC):
father: Jason R. HOPKINS (62y) watchmaker
mother: Phebe HOPKINS (52y)
- Emma L. (19y)
- Charles J (13y)
- Henry T. (12y)



1900 CENSUS (6 June 1900, Washington City, DC):
Jasen (sic) R. HOPKINS (82y) (b. .. Sept 1818, Maine) watchmaker
Henry T/F? (32y) (b. .. Jan 1868, Dist. of C.) journalist
wife Eva M. (34y) (b. .. May 1866, Dist. of C.)



1910 CENSUS (...............):
Henry T. HOPKINS (42y) stenographer .... Office
Eva M. HOPKINS (44y)
Theodore R. (=Riggs) (10y) (b. 7 Aug 1900)
residence: Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho)
Theodore R. HOPKINS in 1917-1918: Clerk Food Administration



1920 CENSUS (Philadelphia city, Philadelphia, PA, 10/11 January 1920):
Charles (not: Claude) J. HOPKINS (53y) Representative Columbia Phonograph
married to:
Regenia/Regina (47y) (born on 19 Apr 1876 in St. Petersburgh/Petrograd; Emigrated to USA in 1907)
- Galina (12y) (b. London)
- Veylvalod (7y) (b. London)




Chas. J. HOPKINS (38y) physician (in transit to London)
SS "GAELIC"
1903, Hongkong and other ports (Shanghai, where Hopkins got on board, and Yokohama)
18 Nov 1903, San Francisco, CA



Charles J. HOPKINS (41y) merchant
SS "PRINZ JOACHIM"
21 July 1908, Colon, Panama
28 July 1908, New York
final destination: London



Chas. J. HOPKINS (48y)
SS "SAXONIA"
19 June 1915, Liverpool, ENGLAND
29 June 1915, New York
Resident of England: 4 Lindfried (?) Rd., Ealing, London
(address in USA on arrival)



Charles HOPKINS (51y)
+ Regina HOPKINS (42y)
+ Galina HOPKINS (11y) (b. 1 Jan 1907, London, ENGLAND)
+ Vayevalad/Vsyevalad (6y) (b. 27 July 1912, London, ENGLAND)
SS "VASARI"
30 July 1918, Rio de Janeiro, BRASIL
20 Aug 1918, New York
address in USA: c/o Columbia Graphophone Co., Woolworth Bldg., NYC



Charles J. HOPKINS (53y)
SS "VESTRIS"
4 Nov 1919, Rio de Janeiro, BRASIL
19 Nov 1919, New York
address in USA: c/o Columbia Graphophone Co., Woolworth Bldg., NYC



Charles J. HOPKINS (57y)
SS "WESTERN WORLD"
10 April 1924, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINE
28 April 1924, New York
1819 Broadway, NYC



Regina HOPKINS (52y)
+ Galina HOPKINS (18y)
+ Vsevolod HOPKINS (13y)
SS "VANDYCK"
14 Sept 1925, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINE
6 Oct 1925, New York
residence: 10th & Cherry Street, Philadelphia



Charles HOPKINS (61y)
SS "GEORGE WASHINGTON"
29 Sept 1927, Southampton
7 Oct 1927, New York
3545 Daytona Ave., Westwood, Cincinnati, Ohio



Charles HOPKINS (62y)
SS "HOMERIC"
19 Sept 1928, Southampton
26 Sept 1928, New York
Crosley Radio Corporation Cincinnati, Ohio



Charles HOPKINS (62y)
SS "PAN AMERICA"
23 Apr 1929, Santos, BRAZIL
8 May 1929, New York
Crosley Radio Corporation [Cincinnati], Ohio



Charles J. HOPKINS (64y)
SS "MORRO CASTLE"
15 Nov 1930, Havana, CUBA
18 Nov 1930, New York
Crosley Radio Corporation Cincinnati, Ohio



Galina HOPKINS (24y)
SS "ADRIATIC"
22 Aug 1931, Liverpool, ENGLAND
30 Aug 1931, New York
residence: 3545 Daytona Av., Westwood, Cincinnati, Ohio
born: 1 Jan 1907, London



Charles J. HOPKINS (65y) (name erased)
SS "BREMEN"
14 May 1932, Southampton
19 May 1932, New York
final destination: Cincinnati, Ohio



Charles HOPKINS (68y)
+ Regina HOPKINS (61y)
SS "NEW YORK"
13 July 1934, Cherbourg
20 July 1934, New York
final destination: 3545 Daytona Ave., Westwood, Cincinnati, Ohio



Galina HOPKINS (41y)
"PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS"
13 Sept 1948 London - New York
residence: Gore (=Shore?) St., Cold Spring (Harbor), Long Island (LI) (US Citizen)
(to the left of Huntington)


G.(= Galina?) HOPKINS
b. 22 April 1907, ...........
d. .. March 1972, Washington DC
birthdate does not match; no other data available


In 1903 Charles J. Hopkins, a 38 year old physician, boarded in Shanghai the SS "GAELIC" (which had departed from Hongkong) and via Yokohama arrived on 18 Nov 1903 in San Francisco, California. He was in transit to London.

First recording tour for Columbia (London, South Africa, India, Burma, Ceylon, Australia, the Philippines, China, Japan, USA, London) (Talking Machine News (London) No. 11, March 1904, 243-244
see: "Zwischen Unterhaltung und Revolution. Grammophone, Schallplatten und die Anfänge der Musikindustrie in Shanghai, 1878-1937" by Andreas Steen. Harassowitz Verlag Wiesbaden, 2006
Columbia boss in Brazil ca 1907-1911 who had dealings with Fred Figner (Franceschi)


NOTES

  • see: www.Russian-Records.com > A. Tikhonov, p. 1-2
  • Edison Phonograph. The British Connection by Frank Andrews, p. 67: Charles J. Hopkins, manager Edison Manufacturing Co. Ltd. in 1912


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