Thomas A Hopkins (1826 - 1909) was born in Orleans. He was associated with or influenced by Orleans marble gravestone carvers including William Sturgis, Josiah Sparrow, Oliver Linnell and the Crosby brothers. Hopkins took over Josiah Sparrow's stone cutting business in Orleans after Sparrow's death in 1847. Many Hopkins gravestones can be found on the Outer Cape from Orleans to Truro.
Markers XIX (2002) and Markers XX (2003) published by the Association for Gravestone Studies contain extensive articles by author and gravestone researcher James Blachowicz concerning several 19th century marble gravestone carvers located on Cape Cod. These articles include Thomas Hopkins. Many of these 19th century marble gravestone carvers including Hopkins were influenced by carver William Sturgis.
Follow the link below to carver William Sturgis for photographs of 19th century marble gravestones in the style of Sturgis and the stone carvers he influenced.
|William Sturgis - gravestone carver|
|Gravestone Carver list|