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.