Hopkins, Edward Nicholas

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Hopkins, Edward Nicholas

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1854-1935

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Edward Nicholas Hopkins was born Brownsville, Province of Canada, on October 3, 1854. Hopkins came to the Moose Jaw area in 1882, making him one of its first residents. He built his home at 65 Athabasca Street West in 1905.

Hopkins was the first secretary of the Moose Jaw Board of Trade, the president of the Grain Growers Association, and the president of the Dairymen’s Association of the Northwest Territories.

Hopkins married Minnie Latham in Moose Jaw on January 24, 1889.

Running for the Progressive Party, Hopkins was elected to a seat in the House of Commons in a 1923 by-election for the constituency of Moose Jaw, and served in that role until 1925 when he lost in reelection.

Edward Nicholas Hopkins died on July 14, 1935.

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