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Re: Charles Thomas Hopping
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 25 March 18 17:46 BST (UK) »
Maybe he was paying the strange woman for 'something' by giving her his valuables.  You will probably never know what happened and should not assume that it had anything to do with the train driver or his wife.
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Re: Charles Thomas Hopping
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 25 March 18 17:56 BST (UK) »
Call me an old cynic but I still think he was either robbed on the train and then thrown out the door, or he fell and was robbed afterwards.
The idea that he payed the woman with jewellery doesn't seem right when he was carrying all that cash.
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Re: Charles Thomas Hopping
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 25 March 18 18:09 BST (UK) »
What does his death certificate say  :-\

ADDED How do we know that the woman was a stranger to him
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« Reply #12 on: Sunday 25 March 18 18:21 BST (UK) »
Still waiting for the certificate.

That's a valid point about the woman not being a stranger. Perhaps they were meeting on the train and running away to-gether. That could explain why she later returned the rings to the family.
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« Reply #13 on: Sunday 25 March 18 18:39 BST (UK) »
What is sad is that you will probably never know the truth.  It does make you wonder why the police did not pursue it.

Let us know if the death certificate gives any more information
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Re: Charles Thomas Hopping
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 25 March 18 18:42 BST (UK) »
I will put a post on here as soon as I receive it.

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« Reply #15 on: Sunday 25 March 18 18:45 BST (UK) »
Thank you, that would be interesting  :)
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Re: Charles Thomas Hopping
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 07 April 18 12:55 BST (UK) »
Hi Rosie
I have now received his death certificate but it doesn't give anymore info than we already know.
viz. When and where died______30th August 1910 GWR near Sonning
      Cause of death_______Found dead on Railway 30th instant (The words "Found dead on Railway
                                        are underlined)
       Informant_______Certificate received from Wm. Weedon Coroner for East Berks. Inquest held
                                 31st. Aug. 1910

Perhaps someone more directly descended from Charles will read this and hopefully let us know more.

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Re: Charles Thomas Hopping
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 07 April 18 17:27 BST (UK) »
It is a shame that you have no more information from the certificate.  Hope that someone related does see this post  :)
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