Jessie Simpson Hamilton

25 January 1889–14 September 1953 (Age 64)
Buderim, Queensland, Australia

The Life of Jessie Simpson

When Jessie Simpson Hamilton was born on 25 January 1889, in Buderim, Queensland, Australia, her father, David Hamilton, was 35 and her mother, Mary Alice Harmer, was 31. She married Edwin Samuel Donald Blanchard on 20 December 1916, in Queensland, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 14 September 1953, in her hometown, at the age of 64, and was buried in Buderim, Queensland, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Samuel Donald Blanchard
Jessie Simpson Hamilton
Marriage: 20 December 1916
Doris Mary Emma Blanchard

Spouse and Children

20 December 1916
Queensland, Australia


Parents and Siblings

    David Hamilton


    Mary Alice Harmer




    Peggie Hamilton



    Robert John Reginald Hamilton


    William David Hamilton


    Catherine Ellen Burnett Hamilton


+6 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 3

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Age 12

First Federal election.

Age 22

Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.

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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Story Highlight

Edwin Samuel Blanchard 1884 - 1935

Edwin Samuel, eldest son and second child of Emma and Algernon Blanchard, was born on 22 Mar 1884. He married his first cousin, Jessie Simpson Hamilton, third daughter of Dave Hamilton and Mary Alic …

Sources (3)

  • Jessie Simpson Hamilton BLANCHARD, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Australia: Queensland, Marriage of Jessie Simpson Hamilton and Edwin Samuel Donald Blanchard
  • Australia: Queensland, OBITUARY, Mrs. J. S. Blanchard

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