|The Young Witness, Young, NSW, AustraliaG||2 July 1920||Frederick John Wales was mentioned in an article in The Young Witness, Young, NSW, AustraliaG, on Friday, 2 July 1920 as follows: |
At 5 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, in St. John's Church of England, Young, the rector (Rev. S. A. T. Champion) solemnised the marriage of Mr F. J. Wales (part proprietor of "The Young Witness") and Miss Elizabeth A. Pearse, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Pearse, of Caple street, Young. The bride, who was given away by her father, was gracefully attired in a frock of white crepe-de-chine and georgette, trimmed with beads and fillet lace. She wore a wreath of orange blossoms with a honiton point lace veil (lent by Mrs. J. Fletcher, of Sydney, niece of the bridegroom). She also wore a handsome gold brooch, set with pearls (gift of the bridegroom) and carried an exquisite bouquet of white hyacinths, narcissi and snowdrops. The matron of honor, Mrs. F. H. Hopwood, was daintily, attired in white crepe-de-chine, with black hat relieved with shell pink. She carried a posy of pink sweet peas and violets, with pink streamers. The other witness to the ceremony was Mr. F. H. Hopwood. Later, the wedding party partook of breakfast at the home of the bride's parents, where the customary toasts were honored. The costly wedding presents included a gift from the staff of "The Young Witness." Mr and Mrs. Wales will reside in their new home in Wombat street.2
|the Burrowa News, Burrowa, NSW, AustraliaG||17 March 1939||He was mentioned in an article in the Burrowa News, Burrowa, NSW, AustraliaG, on Friday, 17 March 1939 as follows: |
SPIKED HIS LAST COPY
SUDDEN DEATH OF POPULAR NEWSPAPER MAN
The sudden death of Mr. Frank H. Hopwood, proprietor of the Harden "Express" came as a great shock to a wide circle of friends, both at Harden and Young (says the Young 'Witness'), when it was learned on Saturday morning that he had - after a full rich life of useful service - passed away suddenly to the Higher Reward.
The late Mr. Hopwood was up and about as usual on Saturday, and about 7.30 o'clock had a stroke, from which he did not regain consciousness and passed away in the Harden-Murrumburrah Hospital about mid-day.
He spiked his last piece of copy, read his last proof, and subbed his last article, but he leaves on the 'Inky way" cherishable memories of a man who set himself out to assist every movement that was for the good of the community in which he lived.
The large number of people both from the Harden-Murrumburrah district and Young who attended the funeral services, and the cortege, which was one of the longest seen in Harden for many years was visible testimony of the high esteem in which the late Frank Hopwood was held.
Only 53 years of age, he was born at Young and educated there, being the second son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hopwood, of Young.
Choosing the 'Inky way' as a profession, he served his apprentice ship with the Young 'Chronicle,' and from there graduated to the old Burrangong 'Argus.'
After leaving the 'Argus' he joined Mr. F. Wales in a job printing business which was situated on the site now occupied by the Fire Brigade Station. Later, the partnership shifted to Burrowa Street, where Gordon, Mote and Co., now have their furniture business.
The lure of the printing press still called him, and he longed for the more eventful life of a newspaper man, so he then took over 'The Witness' from the company which at that time was controlling the destinies of this paper, going into partnership with Messrs. F. J. Wales and A. E. Collins. He carried out the duties of Editor with success and harmony for a number of years, finaliy taking over the Harden 'Express,' which he edited successfully up till the time of his death.
The deceased, as a pressman, had the confidence of his confreres, for on several occasions he was elected a member of the Executive of the N.S.W. Country Press Association.
During the time he was at Young the late Mr. Hopwood distinguished himself as a good townsman, for he was not only in the place, but of it. He was an active member of the P. and A. Association, being for many years a steward in the horticultural section, and judged at surrounding Horticultural Shows.
He was thoroughly at home at this, as he was a horticulturahst at heart, and was a lover of flowers. In his spare moments he was to be seen in his garden amongst his roses and the other blooms he loved so well.
Amidst the exacting life of a newspaper man, he also found time to devote to other interests for the good of the town, and in addition to being a useful member of the P. and C. Association, was, for many years Secretary of the Burrangong Race Club. He Was also a loyal adherent of his Church, being a regular Communicant and the Church of England Council and the C.E.M.S. had the value of his membership and advice. When he went to Harden, those interests went with him, and there he was also a member of the Church Council and the C.E.M.S.
He was also associated with the Friendly Society movement as a member of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows, through the chairs of which he passed.
The late Mr. Hopwood was mar ried at Young to Miss Annie Murray, daughter of the late Mr. H. J. Murray of Rimmer's Hill, Adelong, and Mrs. Murray, of Sydney.
After taking over the Harden 'Express' he conducted it from Young for about 12 months, after which, on the transfer of his family to that place, went to live there permanently. There he became a member of the P. and A. Society, and identified himself with progressive town movements.
He leaves to mourn his loss, a widow, three sons and two daughters. The eldest boy Frank, is on the staff of the Bank of N.S.W. in Queanbeysn. Noel works in the 'Express' office, and Ken. Of the girls, Marge and Betty, the former is a student at Sydney University. He also leaves three sisters and a brothers, Mrs. Grafton and Mrs. Hector Webb' (Sydney), Mrs. Frank Finn (Yass), and Mr. Tom Hopwood (Young).
A large number of people from Young travelled to Harden to at tend the service at St. Paul's Church, and later follow his last remains to the graveside, interment taking place in the Church of England por tion of the cemetery. The Rev. S. North officiated in the Church and at the graveside. Miss Dowling pre sided at the organ, and the congre gation, in a nice tribute to a good churchman, sang one of his favorite hymns, 'Abide With Me. Four members oi the C.E.M.S. acted as pall-bearers, and Bro. Harold Bem brick, P.N.G., conducted the G.U. O.O.F. service. The Rev. S. North, in paying tribute to the deceased spoke of his fine Christian character, and eulog ised him as a citizen who had given his best in wide service to his town and district. As a churchman his life was exemplary. As a citizen it was of the best.
Many beautiful floral tokens were received from : Frank, Marjorie, Noel, Ken and Betty; Tom, Jess and fam ily; Al., Hec and family; Sister Marth; Frank, Sue and family; From the Members of St. Paul's Women's Guild; Rector, Council and Parishon ers of St. John's Church (Young) ; Members and Committee of Harden District Brass Band; The C.E.M. So ciety; Wales and Collins (Young) ; The Junior Guild; The Members of A. C. Barrett Branch G.U.O.O.F. Lodge; Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Webb and family, 'Laurel Grove'; Mr. and Mrs. Belfour and family; Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Rabbets and Edna; Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Larkin; Mrs. C. Coddington and daughters, 'Moul- ton'; Mr. and Mrs. P. Hayne; Mrs. E. J. Hutchinson and family; Mr. and Mrs. Back and Ron; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Richardson and family; Mr. and Mrs. Ibbetson, Ted, Madge and Rene and Albert Walton; Mrs. Boag and family; Jessie, Oliver and family; A. R. and E. H. Codding ton, 'Eulo'; Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Coddington and Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Phillips and family. Win and Helen Sinclair; R. and C. Clayton; Mr. and Mrs. W. Hatter and fam ily; Mr. and Mrs. Zipfell and family; Mr. and Mrs. R. Reimer and family; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lanham and family; Mrs. Webb, Edith, Alma and Alf ; Mrs. E. Lawton and family; the Melville family; Mr. and Mrs. H. Nolan and family; Mr. and Mrs. F.G Wilson; Annie, Eric and Neville Menzies; Mr. and Mrs. Keith Gibson and Mrs. Mitchell; Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Coddington and Errol; Mr. and Mrs. C. West and family; Mr. and Mrs. F. Wales and family; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hammond and family; Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Collins and family; Mrs. Reimer, Ethel and Violet; Herb Manwaring and Mr. and Mrs. Kent and family; Mr. and Mrs. C. Lanham and family; Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Selden and John; Aunt, Uncle, Jim and family; Mr. and Mrs. Harbridge, Alan, Clyde and Hazel. [We join with other members of the Fourth Estate in offering our deep sympathy to the sorrowing members of deceased's family. ? Ed., | Burrowa News.]2