Seletha Katherine Hamilton

Female10 October 1852–16 September 1926

Brief Life History of Seletha Katherine

When Seletha Katherine Hamilton was born on 10 October 1852, in Schuyler, Missouri, United States, her father, William Alexander Hamilton IV, was 32 and her mother, Malinda Matilda Lay, was 31. She married Jefferson Green Kizzire on 11 August 1870, in Decatur, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Burrell Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Hamilton Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 September 1926, in Davis City, Decatur, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jefferson Green Kizzire
Seletha Katherine Hamilton
Marriage: 11 August 1870
Sarah Alice Kizzire
Emma Flora Kizzire
Mary Martha Kizzire
William Alexander Kizzire
Estella Florence Kizzire
Arvesta Ann Kizzire
Harriet Malinda Kizzire
Wilbert Jefferson Kizzire
Leota Darlene Kizzire

Sources (33)

  • Stelha K Kizer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sellitta Kathrin Kizzare, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Selette Kathren Hamilton in entry for Leota Darlen Dale, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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  • Marriage
    11 August 1870Decatur, Iowa, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1855: Decatur, Iowa, United States


    Age 11

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 20

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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