The History of the Family of Drury

Dennis Alan HopkinsAge: 79 years19191999

Name
Dennis Alan Hopkins
Given names
Dennis Alan
Surname
Hopkins
Birth September 26, 1919 28 25
Address: Cadoxton
Baptism November 23, 1919 (Age 58 days)
Census September 29, 1939 (Age 20 years)
Address: 1 Francis Terr
Occupation
Electrical Engineer
1950 (Age 30 years)
Address: Metropolitan Vickers
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Grace Phillips
June 5, 1958 (Age 38 years)
Address: 22 Rugby Ave
Occupation
Electrical engineer
about 1959 (Age 39 years)
Address: MANWEB
Occupation
Lecturer
about 1960 (Age 40 years)
Address: Harris College
Death of a maternal grandfatherCharles Drury
January 20, 1969 (Age 49 years)
Address: Camrose, Bryncoch
Death of a motherDaisy May Drury
February 8, 1974 (Age 54 years)
Address: Port Talbot Hospital
Death of a fatherArthur Hopkins
October 1982 (Age 63 years)
Address: Mor-a-Welan
Occupation
Lecturer
to 1984 (Age 64 years)
Address: The Polytechnic
Death February 6, 1999 (Age 79 years)
Address: Riverside
Reminiscences April 12, 1999 (2 months after death)

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Birth: September 26, 1919 28 25Neath, Glamorganshire, Wales
Death: February 6, 1999Warrington, Cheshire, England
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Birth: September 26, 1919 28 25Neath, Glamorganshire, Wales
Death: February 6, 1999Warrington, Cheshire, England
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Birth: September 26, 1919 28 25Neath, Glamorganshire, Wales
Death: February 6, 1999Warrington, Cheshire, England
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Census

1939 England - Census transcript - Arthur Hopkins - Household 1 Francis Terr,Cadoxton,Neath, Neath R.D., Glamorganshire, Wales

Schedule SubNum Name Role Sex DOB MC Occupation
202 1 Hopkins, Arthur M 07 Jan 1890 Mar Railway porter
202 2 Drury, Daisy M F 28 Oct 1893 Mar Unpaid domestic duties
202 3 Hopkins, Dennis Al M 26 Sep 1919 Unm University student (elec engr)
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Reminiscences

Memories of my father

Studied at U.C. Swansea.

Went into REME at end of war, but on the way to China (?) the war ended, and he was sent to India. Called in at Capetown on the way there. Made a ramble in the Himalayas in Sikkim about 1947, and wrote a diary of this (which Glenys has).

My dear father died after suffering Alzheimer's disease for about three years. During this time his mental faculties declined progressively, so it was very painful for those who loved him to see this. However, almost up to the end he retained his jollity, and he seemed more or less like a happy small boy. Perhaps his suffering was less than our pain, but it must have been very hard for Glenys, who looked after him most devotedly and lovingly. In the end he stopped swallowing, and wasted away over a couple of months. One of the last cogent things that he said in my presence was to tell Glenys 'This is my son'. I think that he might have forgotten my name by this time. This was about three months before he died.

Written by Tony Hopkins 12 April 1999.