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Hopkins Corner Church, 9283 1st Line, Milton


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Notes:
Thomas Hopkinson, a native of Derbyshire, England and his wife, Anne, bought part of Lot 4 Concession 1 in 1845 (confirmed on Tremaine map). In 1864, he sold 1/4 acre to James Hirst and other trustees of the Methodist Church. All the children in the area attended Sunday School classes in the little church that was built. The evangelists also held services there. Thomas Hopkinson had at least four children; George, John, Thomas Jr. and Amie (Mrs. Wm. Woolsey). Anne Hopkinson died in 1877 at 78 and Thomas in 1882 in his 80th year. In 1911, the C.P.R. bought the old frame church. The May family of Lot 7, Concession bought it from them and used it as a residence. Mr.Charles Laking and Mr. Ben Johnson ran a Sunday School at this church and at the Mountsberg Methodist church. Mr. Laking was also a circuit preacher. A fence and plaque stating 'Pioneer Cemetery' mark the site, but, due to vandalism, no stones remain. (Research by Alex Cooke).
Date Of Event:
August 23, 1989
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 9cm
Image Height: 12.5cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
5119
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.51681 Longitude: -79.88294
Copyright Statement:
Copyright © Milton Historical Society. All rights reserved.
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Milton Historical Society
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Agency street/mail address

16 James St.,

Milton, Ontario,

L9T 2P4.

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Hopkins Corner Church, 9283 1st Line, Milton