Elizabeth May Hamilton

28 January 1878–21 December 1917 (Age 39)
Skamania, Washington, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth May

When Elizabeth May Hamilton was born on 28 January 1878, in Skamania, Washington, United States, her father, Jason Adam Hamilton, was 33 and her mother, Emma C Harrington, was 22. She married Alexander Melville Dollar on 17 October 1904, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in San Francisco, California, United States in 1910. She died on 21 December 1917, in Shanghai, China, at the age of 39, and was buried in Shanghai, China.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Melville Dollar
1878–1932
Elizabeth May Hamilton
1878–1917
Marriage: 17 October 1904
Hamilton Stuart Dollar
1912–1949

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1904Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 3
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1884 · Sino-French War
    Age 6
    The Sino-French War, Tonkin War, or Tonquin war, was a conflict between China and France regarding the control of Tonkin, a region in northern Vietnam. The Qing Dynasty performed well on land and won limited strategic victories; however, the Qing forces in Taiwan and other surrounding islands were defeated by the French. Ultimately, the war ended with the Treaty of Tientsin, which arguably satisfied most of the goals of the French.
    1889 · Washington Becomes a State
    Age 11
    On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from what is now a deserted village in the parish of Barkby, Leicestershire. This is named from Old English hamel ‘crooked’ + dūn ‘hill’. Hamilton near Glasgow was founded by the English Hamiltons and named after them, and later bearers took their surname from the Scottish place. In the north of Ireland, where many Hamiltons settled in the 17th century, this surname may sometimes have been adopted for Hamill . It has also been adopted as an Anglicized form of southern Irish Ó hUrmholtaigh.History: This name is borne by one of the most distinguished families of the Scottish nobility; they hold many titles, including marquessate and dukedom of Hamilton, the marquessate of Douglas, the dukedom of Abercorn, and the earldom of Haddington. They are descended from Walter FitzGilbert de Hameldone, a Norman baron who gave his support to Robert the Bruce in the 13th century. A member of this family was Sir William Hamilton (1730–1803), a British diplomat and archaeologist, whose wife, Lady Emma Hamilton (c. 1765–1815), became the mistress of Admiral Horatio Nelson. A branch of the family was established in Ireland by Sir Frederick Hamilton (died 1646), who served in the Swedish army of Gustavus Adolphus. He later became governor of Ulster, and his descendants were created viscounts Boyne. The family have given their name to Newtownhamilton and Hamiltonsbaron in County Armagh. Another branch of the family were to be found in Denmark, where Henrik Albertsen Hamilton (1588–1648) was a noted Latin poet. A 17th-century example of a Hamilton from Glasgow, Scotland, is recorded in the Netherlands, where the name is found in the form Hamelton. Another Scottish Hamilton, James, went to the West Indies in the 18th century and was the father of Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804), who arrived in NY in 1772 and became the first US secretary of the Treasury.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Hamill

    Sources (7)

    • Bessie Dollar in household of Melville Dollar, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Elizabeth Hamilton Dollar in entry for Hamilton Stuart Dollar, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
    • Bessie Hamilton in household of J A Hamilton, "United States Census, 1880"

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