William Frank Hamilton

15 June 1858–2 August 1944 (Age 86)
Armstrong Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William Frank

When William Frank Hamilton was born on 15 June 1858, in Armstrong Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Work Hamilton, was 38 and his mother, Lena Anna Stewart, was 35. He married Nancy Elmira Smith on 26 June 1890, in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in South Mahoning Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Mahoning Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 2 August 1944, at the age of 86, and was buried in Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Frank Hamilton
1858–1944
Nancy Elmira Smith
1864–1955
Marriage: 26 June 1890
Edna Louise Hamilton
1891–1969
Anna Mary Hamilton
1892–1982
Marthena Hamilton
1895–1978

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  • Marriage
    26 June 1890Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
    Age 5
    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 23
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Hamill

    Sources (11)

    • William F Hamilton in household of William Hamilton, "United States Census, 1860"
    • B. F. Hamilton, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
    • Frank Hamilton, "United States Census, 1940"

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