Hester Etta Hamilton

4 April 1872–29 January 1957 (Age 84)
Jefferson, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Hester Etta

When Hester Etta Hamilton was born on 4 April 1872, in Jefferson, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Parker Hamilton, was 41 and her mother, Emily Woods Morehead, was 34. She married Noah B Forsythe on 25 September 1890, in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Jefferson Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Perry Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. She died on 29 January 1957, in Dawson, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mount Washington Cemetery, Perry Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Noah B Forsythe
Hester Etta Hamilton
Marriage: 25 September 1890
Paul Boynton Forsythe
Walter Millard Forsythe
Infant Forsythe
Marie Forsythe
Raymond Forsythe
William Ottis Forsythe
Marion L Forsythe
Lewis Millard Forsythe

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 3
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad
Age 5
Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 24
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 (11)

  • Nettie Hamilton in household of William Hamilton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Etta Forsythe in household of Noah Forsythe, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Etta Forsythe in household of Noa B Forsythe, "United States Census, 1900"

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