Catherine Sophia Hamilton

24 November 1851–6 May 1877 (Age 25)
Carleton Village, Shelburne, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Catherine Sophia

When Catherine Sophia Hamilton was born on 24 November 1851, in Carleton Village, Shelburne, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, John Hamilton, was 36 and her mother, Rachel Bower, was 31. She married Phillip Edward Charles Bower on 14 April 1870. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 6 May 1877, in her hometown, at the age of 25, and was buried in Carleton Village, Shelburne, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Phillip Edward Charles Bower
1843–1925
Catherine Sophia Hamilton
1851–1877
Marriage: 14 April 1870
Edward Alexander Bower
1872–1905
Lucy R Bower
1872–1897
Catherine Jane Matilda Gibson
1876–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 April 1870
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (22)

    +17 More Children

    World Events (2)

    1869
    Age 18
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    1871
    Age 20
    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 68294;2007: 147184; 2010: 201746)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.

    Possible Related Names

    Hamill

    Sources (27)

    • Catherine S Hamilton in entry for Catherine Jane Matilda Bower, "Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"
    • Catherine S. Hamilton in entry for Philip E. C. Bower, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
    • Cathern S Bower, "Canada, Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"

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