Delila Hamilton

3 July 1843–6 August 1918 (Age 75)
Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Delila

When Delila Hamilton was born on 3 July 1843, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, her father, Samuel Hamilton, was 30 and her mother, Lydia Shelton, was 28. She married Horace F. Tarkington on 9 May 1861, in Howard, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Prairie Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Liberty Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 August 1918, in Sharpsville, Liberty Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Goar Cemetery, Jacksons, Cicero Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace F. Tarkington
Delila Hamilton
Marriage: 9 May 1861
Ida Ann Tarkington
William S. Tarkington
Florence A. Tarkington
Robert Lee Tarkington
Karen Frances Tarkington
Fannie Tarkington
Margaret Ethel Tarkington

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World Events (8)

Age 1
Historical Boundaries 1844: Tipton, Indiana, United States
Age 3
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 20
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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 (9)

  • Delila Hamilton in household of Samuel Hamilton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Delila Tarkington in household of Horace Tarkington, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Delilia Tarkington in household of Horace Tarkington, "United States Census, 1880"

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