Carrie Mae Dose & John Henry "Bud" Hopkins

Carrie Mae Dose was born 15 December 1886, in Issaquena County, MS, near Harworth, MS, a sawmill town along the Yazoo River. The town no longer exists, a casualty of all too frequent flooding, clear cutting and the Depression. She was the daughter of David Christian and Josephine Bellinger Dose. Her siblings included twins, Jacob and Sophie, and brother Walter Samuel. Her father had come from Germany in 1873, jumping ship in New York Harbor. The family life centered around farming, fishing, hunting and trapping. Life was difficult, little opportunity to accumulate any wealth. Loans were necessary to survive. Most of the family eventually moved to Vicksburg and left their farm to be confiscated for failure to pay taxes.

Carrie Mae's mother, Josephine Bellinger, had three sisters, Mary Ann Bellinger (Haver), Adeline "Addie" Bellinger (Leist) and Elizabeth Camellia Bellinger (Bliss).

Carrie Mae married John Henry "Bud" Hopkins on May 30, 1903. Bud and Carrie had eight children: Josephine, Edna Pearl, Gladys Christine, Mary Alice, Margaret Lillie, Richard, Jacob Silas "Buddy" and Arthur Harrison.

For more details about life on the river, read: Fred Oakes Memoir

Acknowledgement: Pictures of the McMann family were kindly provided by Jeanne McMann Mahoney, granddaughter of John Henry and Carrie Mae Hopkins. She also provided family information.

Dose Family (Version from Jesse Rodgers, grandson of Jacob Christian.)
Back: Mary Sophie Dose, Jacob Christian Dose, Carrie Mae Dose.
Front: David Christian, Josephine Bellinger, & Walter Samuel Dose.
A son, Willliam, died at age four in 1898. This picture is from about that time.

 

 

 

 

Home of Carrie's sister, Sophie. She is woman with tie.

Left to Right, Fredrick Franklin Oakes, Laura Annis Oakes, Charles Franklin Oakes, Sophie Dose Oakes, Robert Grantham Oakes and John Christian Oakes, Home in Harworth, MS ca 1913.

 

 

 

 

 

John Henry & Carrie Mae Dose Hopkins Gallery

Josephine Bellinger Dose (1858-1906)
Mother of Carrie Mae Dose

David Christian Dose (1844-1925)
Father of Carrie Mae Dose

Walter Samuel Haver (1880-1942)
Son of Michael & Mary Ann Bellinger Haver
Suggested that this might be Michael Haver, husband of Mary Ann Bellinger Haver
Mary Ann Bellinger Haver (1843-), Josephine & Addie’s sister. She married Michael Haver (1830-1892), April 8, 1859
Samual Leist Sr.
1831-1920
Addie Bellinger’s husband
Addie Bellinger Leist (1848-1908), Josephine’s sister
Elizabeth Camellia Bellinger Bliss(1848-95), Camellia is sister of Josephine and Adeline Bellinger, Cabinet Card. 1875-85
William Henry A. and Elizabeth Camellia Bellinger Bliss, Camellia is sister of Josephine, Mary Ann, and Adeline Bellinger, Cabinet Card
Samual Leist Sr.
1831-1920
Addie Bellinger’s husband
Addie Bellinger Leist (1848-1908), Josephine’s sister
Moyzelle and Jacob Dose, Jacob is brother of Carrie Dose
Moyzelle and Jacob Dose, Jacob is brother of Carrie Dose
Michael Haver and Mary Ann Bellinger, Marriage Certificate, April 8, 1859.
Sam Leist Sr. (1831-1920)
Carrie Mae Dose
(1886-1965)
Sister of Jacob Cristian Dose
Carrie Mae Dose Hopkins, “Auntie” (1886-1965)
sister of Jacob Christian Dose
Sophie Dose Oakes
(1882-1940)
Sister of Carrie Mae Dose
Charles Franklin Oakes, (1881-1956)
Husband of Sophie Dose
Sophie Dose Oakes
(1882-1940)
Sister of Carrie Mae Dose
Charles Franklin Oakes, (1881-1956)
Husband of Sophie Dose
Francis John Hopkins (1839-1932), father of John Henry "Bud" Hopkins. Francis was born in Staffordshire, England. Immigrated in 1862. Naturalized in 1864. He served in the Union Navy and married Frances (“Fannie”) Della Perry in Lowndes Co, Miss. He was a farmer. (Contributed by Thomas Wilson, Grandson.)
Frances (“Fannie”) Della Perry & husband, Francis John Hopkins (1839-1932), (Contributed by Great Granddaughter Carolyn Deason Smith.)
Left to Right: Sonia Faye McHann, Walley David Hartel (Jr? (1952-) and Carrie Mae Dose Hopkins in Biloxi, MS, 1953. Sonia was Carrie's ganddaughter. Walley David Hartel maybe the grandson of Josephine Hopkins Groome? David had a little sister named Becky. (Photograph and information provided by Jeanne McHann Mahoney.)

Children of John Henry & Carrie Mae Dose Hopkins Gallery

John Henry and Carrie Mae Dose Hopkins family tree, two generations. Zoom your browser to read or go to end of this page.
L to R: Silas Jacob, Edna Pearl and Frances Josephine Hopkins. In 1922 Josephine was listed as an outstanding student at Culkin High School in Vicksbueg.
Dave and Edna Pearl Hopkins Geesler
Dave Geesler
Lillie Margaret Hopkins (McHann) with her twin brother Arthur Harrison Hopkins, in a wash tub. ca 1920
Willie Talmadge and Lillie Margaret Hopkins McHann, likely Christmas or Thanksgiving at his mother's house approx. 1950
Lillie Margaret Hopkins McHann. 20, holding son, David. She is pregnant with Sonia Faye. 1938.
Willie Talmadge McHann and daughter, Jeanne McHann Mahoney, in 1996
David Talmadge McHann, son of Willie and Margaret Lillie Hopkins McHann. U. S. Airforce
Walley David Hartel, William Carey College yearbook, Hattisburg, MS. 1972.
Walley David Hartel, trainer for basketball team, William Carey College yearbook, Hattisburg, MS. 1975.
Walley David Hartel, William Carey College yearbook, Hattisburg, MS. 1974.
Walley David Hartel and Myra Ann Howell wedding announcement, , Hattisburg American, November 6, 1977.
Betty Jean Groome (Hartel). She was daughter of William Joseph and Frances Josephine Hopkins Groome. Josephine was daughter of Bud and Carrie Mae Hopkins. Picture from Biloxi High School year book, 1948. Betty Jean married Wallace "Waldo" Hartel. They were the parents of Walley David Hartel pictured above.
Waldo "Wally" Hartel (1927-2017), husband of Betty Jean Groome