Owen Hopkins

Mr. and Mrs. Owen Kay Hopkins

Owen Kay Hopkins was born in Indiana in 1892. He moved to North Dakota with his father in 1905, and lived on their homestead in Blue Hill Township until his marriage in 1922.

Mary Teresa Leonard was born in Chicago. She lived and attended school in Leeds, North Dakota, before coming to Blue Hill, where she made her home with the Henry Albert family until she married Kay.

Mr. and Mrs. O.K. Hopkins lived on a farm in Romsaas Township until 1934, when they moved to the Hopkins homestead in Blue Hill, where they lived until buying a home in Garrison and moving there in 1963.

Both Kay and Mary were active in church, school and community affairs. Mary was a member of St. Charles Altar Society in Ryder. In Garrison, they were members of St. Nicholas Church. Kay served on the Blue Hill school board for six years, and was a member of the Ryder Co-op Creamery for fifteen years, as well as the Ryder Co-op Credit Union board. He served for thirty years as a member of the Blue Hill Township board of supervisors.

Mary and Kay had three children: Kenneth, Warren, and Wayne. In 1967, when the Golden Jubilee book was published, Wayne was living on the home farm with his wife, Lavinia Haffner.