|ROBERT A. HOPKINS.|
Robert A. Hopkins, manager of the Palace Drug Company of
Cheyenne, is among the enterprising business men that Iowa has
furnished to Wyoming. He was born in Fort Madison, Iowa, in 1866, a
son of William W. and Amanda (Jones) Hopkins. The father was a
contractor in painting and decorating, devoting his life to that
business His widow is still living at the age of eighty years.
Robert A. Hopkins was educated in the public and high schools of Fort Madison and when still a youth engaged in the drug business. He obtained his certificate in Nebraska in 1885 and is registered by examination in both Nebraska and Wyoming as a pharmacist. He was one of the organizers of the Palace Drug Company, of which he is the manager and treasurer, and his business ability, keen discrimination and persistency of purpose are salient factors in the growing success of this undertaking.
In February, 1900, Mr. Hopkins was united in marriage to Miss Sarah R. McHugh and to them were born two children. The religious faith of the family is that of the Catholic church and Mr. Hopkins has attained the fourth degree in the Knights of Columbus, which organization draws its membership only from those of Catholic faith. He belongs to the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and also to the Cheyenne Industrial Club and was one of the trustees of the latter. In addition to his other business interests he is the president of the Lusk Petroleum Oil Company. While his business activities have made heavy demand upon his time and energies, he has always found opportunity to cooperate in movements for the general good and was one of the moving spirits in the building of the Private Hospital in Cheyenne. His aid and cooperation have been given to various plans and movements for the general good and his labors have been most effective along the line of public progress. His political allegiance is given to the republican party and for one term he represented his district in the state legislature. He was also a member of the state board of pharmacy for six years, doing good work in that connection, and at all times he believes in upholding the highest standards of his profession.