John Hamilton

Brief Life History 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 3 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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Family Time Line

John Hamilton
1897–1953
Sarah Renda Lafever
1898–1985
Marriage: 2 January 1917
Toy Hamilton
1918–1981
Roy Hamilton
1920–1984
Floyd Hamilton
1921–1992
Maynell Hamilton
1924–2006
Arbell Hamilton
1927–
Wilma Ritha Hamilton
1930–2020

Sources (14)

  • Johnny Hamilton in household of James T Hamilton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Hamilton - Government record: Military record or discharge: birth-name: John Hamilton
  • Jno Hamilton, "Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

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!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

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 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.

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