Ezra William Hamilton

7 March 1885–
Harrisburg, Saline, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ezra William

When Ezra William Hamilton was born on 7 March 1885, in Harrisburg, Saline, Illinois, United States, his father, George Washington Hamilton, was 41 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Mitchell, was 23. He lived in Independence Township, Saline, Illinois, United States for about 30 years.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Hamilton
1844–1915
Mary Elizabeth Mitchell
1861–1908
Ezra William Hamilton
1885–
Harvey Hamilton
1887–1975
Ada Hamilton
1888–
Ida Hamilton
1889–
Ralph Hamilton
1892–1981
Robert Hamilton
1896–
Lucy Hamilton
1900–1921
Dan Hamilton
1906–1982

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 7

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 31

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Ezra Hamilton in household of George Hamilton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ezra Hamilton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ezra Hamilton, "United States Census, 1920"

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