Thomas Family Tree

Medina Hopkinson (1868 - 1946)

 
John
Hopkinson
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Elizabeth
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Medina
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Walter
Thomas
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Rhoda
Isabella
Thomas
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Muriel
Medina
Thomas
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Walter
Cyril
Thomas
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Miriam
Cleasina
Thomas
 


Medina Hopkinson was the daughter of John Hopkinson and Elizabeth Bonner.

Medina was born on Tuesday 11 February 1868 in 34, Handyside Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Medina married Walter Thomas on Friday 29 May 1896 in the Register Office, Solihull, Warwickshire.
The witnesses at the marriage were E.Thompson and Frank Glen Thompson.
Medina was 25 years old and Walter was 24 years old when they married.

She had the following children from her marriage to Walter Thomas:

- Rhoda Isabella Thomas

born on 15 November 1896 at 16, Humbert Street, Jarrow, South Shields and Durham.

- Muriel Medina Thomas

born on 14 September 1901 at a house in Liverpool Silver and Copper Companys Yard, Widnes, Lancashire.

- Walter Cyril Thomas

born on 26 June 1905 at a house in Liverpool Silver and Copper Companys Yard, Widnes, Lancashire.

- Miriam Cleasina Thomas

born on 13 September 1908 at 57, Highfield Road, Widnes, Lancashire.

The places where she lived have been identified as:

From To Place Source of Information
1868    34, Handyside Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.  Note 1. 
1881    42, Edith Street, Hedworth, Monkton & Jarrow, Durham.  Census Data. 
1896    43, Fernley Road, Sparkhill, Solihull, Warwickshire.  Note 2. 
1896    16, Humbert Street, Jarrow, South Shields and Durham.  Note 3. 
1901    145, Carlisle Street, Roath, Cardiff, Glamorganshire.  Census Data. 
1901  1905  Liverpool Silver and Copper Companys Yard, Widnes, Lancashire.  Note 4. 
1908    57, Highfield Road, Widnes, Lancashire.  Note 5. 
1911    71, Highfield Road, Widnes, Lancashire.  Census Data. 
1946    134, Albert Road, Widnes, Lancashire.  Note 6. 

Medina was a Draper - Shopkeeper. It was her own business.

Medina died when she was 76 years old, on Monday 30 September 1946 in County Hospital, Whiston, Widnes, Lancashire.   The cause of her death was Cerebral Haemorrhage.   W.C.Thomas (her son) was the informant of her death.

She was buried in 1946 in Widnes, Lancashire.

Her gravestone (see 'Pictures' link above) had the following inscription:

In Loving Memory of
Walter
Beloved husband of Medina Thomas
Died Sep. 12th 1937, aged 65 years
Always Remembered
Also Muriel Medina, their beloved daughter
Died May 26th 1906, aged 4 years
Also Elizabeth Hopkinson
Died Feb. 17th 1921, aged 87 years
Also the above Medina Thomas
Died Sep 30th 1946, aged 76 Years
Re-united

Notes - Sources of information:
1. Birth Certificate.
2. Marriage Certificate.
3. Birth Certificate of her daughter Rhoda Isabella.
4. Birth Certificate of her children Muriel Medina and Walter Cyril.
5. Birth Certificate of her daughter Miriam Clesina.
6. Death Certificate.

Census Data:

Year Address
1881 42, Edith Street, Hedworth, Monkton and Jarrow, Durham.
1901 145, Carlisle Street, Roath, Cardiff, Glamorganshire.
1911 71, Highfield Road, Widnes, Lancashire.