Clayton W. Hamilton

27 February 1922–14 January 2001 (Age 78)
Yale, Guthrie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Clayton W.

When Clayton W. Hamilton was born on 27 February 1922, in Yale, Guthrie, Iowa, United States, his father, Brooks Elston Hamilton, was 26 and his mother, Carrie Marie Slaybaugh, was 29. He lived in Guthrie, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Cass Township, Guthrie, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 14 January 2001, in Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lutz, Hillsborough, Florida, United States.

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 4

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Hamill, Hamill, and tun, farm, meaning the farm of Hamill

Sources (3)

  • Clayton Hamilton in household of Brooks Hamilton, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Clayton W Hamilton in household of Brooks E Hamilton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clayton W Hamilton in household of Brooks E Hamilton, "United States Census, 1940"

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