William Frank Hamilton

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

The Life 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. 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 in August 1944, at the age of 86.

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William Frank Hamilton
Nancy Elmira Smith
Marriage: 26 June 1890
Edna C. Hamilton
Anna Mary Hamilton
Marthena Hamilton

Spouse and Children

26 June 1890


    Edna C. Hamilton



    Marthena Hamilton


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World Events (8)


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 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 (3)

  • Frank Hamilton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Hamilton in household of Wm Hamilton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Hamilton in household of William Hamilton, "United States Census, 1870"

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