Hester Etta Hamilton

Female4 April 1872–29 January 1957

Brief Life History 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, Perryopolis, 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

Sources (11)

  • Nettie Hamilton in household of William Hamilton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ettie Hamilton, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Etta Hamilton Forsythe, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 September 1890Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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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 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.

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