William Thomas Hopper 1859-1930 Draper, Leaksville, and Spray North Carolina was my great grandfather through my grandmother Nannie Hopper Hall 1900-1972.
His wife's name was Lucy Belle Dishman 1868-1920. He lived in Boxwood Virginia and moved to Draper in 1908. He was one of the Draper Pioneers and watched the tiny mill town spring up and grow from its infancy. He worked in the Draper Mills as all of my early family came from a textile background. His children's names were Martha Lou, Robert T. Cora Lee., George J, Nannie and Fletcher William Hopper. Four of the children worked many years in the textile industry. William Thomas Hopper's dad was named George Washington Hopper Sr who died at the battle of Gettysburg at Pickett's charge. William Thomas Hopper is buried in Eden in Rockingham County North Carolina.