Helen Hamilton

10 September 1869–
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Helen

When Helen Hamilton was born on 10 September 1869, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Hamilton, was 30 and her mother, Janet Sim, was 28. She married John Graham on 31 December 1890, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881 and Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years.

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John Graham
Helen Hamilton
Marriage: 31 December 1890
Robert Graham
Janet Graham
Helen Hamiltom Graham
Elizabeth Graham
Margaret Hamilton Graham
John "Jack" Graham
Mae Graham
May Graham
Barbara Graham

Spouse and Children

31 December 1890
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Robert Graham


    Janet Graham


    Helen Hamiltom Graham


    Elizabeth Graham


    Margaret Hamilton Graham


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 5

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 31

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Helen Graham in household of John Graham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ellen Graham in household of John Graham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Hamilton in entry for Walter Walker and Elizabeth Graham, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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