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Caption reads: Warren Co. Alms House Monmouth, Ill.

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OBITUARY-- Monmouth Atlas -- June 31, 1887

(Transcribed by the Warren County Genealogy Society)

Submitted by: Vicki Marszalkowski    virema@msn.com 
Henry Hopper, aged 86 years, died of old age at the County House last night at 9 o'clock.  Mr. Hopper was the first inmate of this house, being placed there as soon as it was built, about 27 years ago.  When forty years old he was injured about the head by a saw mill and after that time his mind was never quite right. He became silly and was made an inmate of the poor house.  Mr. Hopper was one of the early settlers, coming to this section about 1834.  Before his misfortune overtook him he was an industrious and hard working man, well liked by his neighbors.  He has no relatives in this city and it is doubtful if he had any anywhere else.  It is said he has a brother but nobody knows where he is.



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