John Hamilton

24 May 1897–23 April 1953 (Age 55)
Putnam, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John

When John Hamilton was born on 24 May 1897, in Putnam, Tennessee, United States, his father, James T Hamilton, was 29 and his mother, Frances Elizabeth Prentice, was 25. He married Sarah Renda Lafever on 2 January 1917, in DeKalb, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in DeKalb, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 13, Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 23 April 1953, in Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee, United States.

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John Hamilton
Sarah Renda Lafever
Marriage: 2 January 1917
Toy Hamilton
Roy Hamilton
Floyd Hamilton
Maynell Hamilton
Arbell Hamilton

Spouse and Children

2 January 1917
DeKalb, Tennessee, United States


    Toy Hamilton


    Roy Hamilton


    Floyd Hamilton


    Maynell Hamilton


    Arbell Hamilton


Parents and Siblings



    James H Hamilton


    Emma A Hamilton




    William Hamilton


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 15

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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 Hamiltons and named after them. In Ireland, this name may have replaced Hamill in a few cases. It has also been used as the equivalent of the Irish (Cork) name Ó hUrmholtaigh.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Johnny Hamilton in household of James T Hamilton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Hamilton in household of James T Hamilton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Hamilton, "United States Census, 1940"

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