Robert Hopkins, Hero of Titanic, Dies in Hoboken

Jersey Observer

The funeral of Robert J. Hopkins, 77, of 1035 Garden street, Hoboken, one of the heroes of the disastrous sinking of the Titanic in mid-Atlantic in 1912, will be held at 8 a. m. tomorrow from the Bosworth Funeral Home, 311 Willow avenue, Hoboken.

Hopkins, who was one of the crew which manned the lifeboat in which Mrs. John Jacob Astor was saved, died early yesterday morning in St. Mary’s Hospital, succumbing to post-operative complications. For his gallant feat, the deceased was awarded a sizeable purse by Mrs. Astor. Although she was saved, Mrs. Astor’s husband, John Jacob Astor, was lost when the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage.

A requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 o’clock in Our Lady of Grace R. C. Church, burial following in Holy Name Cemetery. Mr. Hopkins, husband of the late Anna (nee Graham) is survived by two sons, Robert H. and James J. Hopkins.

[Note: Mr. Hopkins’ grave in Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA, is unmarked.]

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John Jacob Astor
Madeleine Talmage Astor
Robert John Hopkins


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