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HOPKINS, EDWIN BUTCHER (1882–1940). Edwin Butcher Hopkins, petroleum geologist and oilman, the son of Andrew Delmar and Delia (Butcher) Hopkins, was born in Evans, West Virginia, on October 25, 1882. He attended West Virginia University from 1899 to 1901 and George Washington University from 1903 to 1904. As petroleum geologist Hopkins was associated at various times with the United States Geological Survey, the Mexican Eagle Petroleum Company, the Cuban Oil Company, the Delta Petroleum Company, the American Maracaibo Company, the Drilling and Exploration Company, the Santa Fe Corporation, and the Petroleum Finance Corporation. He married Amy Longcope on June 20, 1913, and was the father of five children. He died at his home in Dallas on July 5, 1940.


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Carolyn Hyman, "HOPKINS, EDWIN BUTCHER," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.