Frederick was born in 1876 at Kinson, Dorset, to parents Arthur, a general labourer, and Sarah.
Wikipedia records; “He became very interested in rural life and conditions, and joined the Labour Party. In 1919, he left the ministry to focus on political work. In 1921, he became the general secretary of the East Dorset District Labour Party, and in 1922 he began working full-time for the party as a propagandist in South West England. Hopkins stood for Labour in Bournemouth at the 1918 UK general election, East Dorset at the 1922 and 1923 UK general elections, in Penryn and Falmouth at the 1924 and 1929 UK general elections, and in the 1928 St Ives by-election, but was never elected. In 1928, Hopkins was appointed as the Labour Party’s regional organiser for the Eastern Counties.”
He married Maude Elizabeth Heyworth (1885-1934) in the summer of 1909 in the Bury Registration District, Lancashire. Birth records identify three children.
- Fredrick Paul (1910-1978) – a teacher (1934)
- Phillip George Heyworth (1915-1990) – a secondary school master (1939)
- Sidney Frank Arthur (1918-1919)
Frederick died on15 June 1934 at Woodford Green, Essex. He was buried on 19 June 1934 at Verwood, Dorset.
- 1900 Blackburn II
- 1905 Heywood
- 1908 Workington
- 1911 Bournemouth
- 1915 Yarmouth
- 1919 ceased
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