Robert Hopkins, Hero of Titanic, Dies in Hoboken

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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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  1. AHMEDSUHAIL7 said:

    can i contact with MR ROBERT.J.HOPKINS

  2. suedewsbury said:

    i believe that robert hopkins was my uncle who lived with my aunt and his two sons in hotspur street liverpool . After he arrived in new york following the titanic diaster i believe he worked as a taxi driver , one of his sons joined him in america the other remained with my aunt helen mcgann and later married a girl from this area. does anyone have anymore information

  3. GrahamMearns said:

    Robert John Hopkins was married to my Great Aunt Annie Gamble (nee Graham), Annie was my maternal Grandmother's eldest sister. Annie had two daughters (Mary & Emily)... Read full post

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