Josephine A. Hamilton

about 1872–
Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Josephine A.

When Josephine A. Hamilton was born about 1872, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, James Hamilton, was 45 and her mother, Mary Alice Smith, was 39. She married William Sinclair on 25 October 1899, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1911 and Alberta, Canada in 1916.

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William Sinclair
Josephine A. Hamilton
Marriage: 25 October 1899
Marjorie Winnall Sinclair
Mary Hamilton Sinclair
Donald Sinclair

Spouse and Children

25 October 1899
Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada


    Marjorie Winnall Sinclair


    Mary Hamilton Sinclair


    Donald Sinclair


Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (5)

1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

Age 8

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.
1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 29

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 65

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.

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)

  • Josephine Sinclair in household of William Sinclair, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916"
  • Josie Hamilton in household of James Hamilton, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Jospline A Hamilton, "Canada, New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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