WILLIAM J. HOPKINS was born in Camden on November 22, 1923 to William Hopkins and his wife Mary. His father was a member of the Camden Fire Department.
William J. Hopkins Jr. was appointed to the Camden Fire department on December 30, 1955. He reported for duty with Ladder Company 1 on January 1, 1956.
By the end of the 1960s William J. Hopkins Jr. moved to 127 South 32nd Street in East Camden, and maintained a residence there through at least 1980. He retired from the Fire Department on July 1, 1981.
William J. Hopkins Jr. was last a resident of Villas in Cape May County, New Jersey. He died on May 1, 1985.
Camden Courier-Post - December 30, 1955
Edward T. Irwin - North
24th Street - William
J. Hopkins - Grant
Street - Robert
R. Rowan - Erie
Alchester Warren - Walnut Street - John L. Sterner - Lincoln Avenue
Leon C. Puszczykowski - Congress Road - Joseph A. Verderosa - Thurman Street
William J. O'Connor - Dudley Street - Westfield Acres - Kenneth Clark - Carl R. Szalkowski
Alfred Nigro - South 5th Street - Francis Stibi - Bailey Street - James H. Troutman - High Street
Company 2 with new pumper in front of quarters, 5th & Arch Streets,
Baxter - Edward
V. Michalak - Otto
Kaiser - Joseph
Anderson - George
William Hopkins - W.J. Gribble - West Jersey Hospital - Walt Whitman Hotel - Jane Born
October 9, 1973
Firefighter William Hopkins
Fire at the
740 Spruce Street
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