Walter K. Babcock recently passed away. A former member of Hopinton City Council, during his service he was vice president at least once, and at least once he was the top candidate by total votes. I do this “from the top of my head”. Ken was proud of his Native American heritage. One of Hopkinton’s biggest moments was September 27, 1975. On that day, a group of Hopkinton residents came to the White House to see President Gerald Ford. Ken was dressed in Native American attire and the rest of the city council was in colonial attire. His late wife Beverly, also in Native American attire, attended the bicentennial and performed in a song for President Ford. A number were present, including myself, and I was delighted to be among those present. Later I learned from his mother that he was descended from Hezekiah Collins, one of the founders of Hopkinton in 1757. I…
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