Jane Frances Hamilton

Female4 May 1871–3 February 1945

Brief Life History of Jane Frances

When Jane Frances Hamilton was born on 4 May 1871, in Westfield, Marquette, Wisconsin, United States, her father, James Hamilton Jr., was 26 and her mother, Maria Nesbitt, was 22. She married George G Hawes on 26 March 1908, in Westfield, Marquette, Wisconsin, United States. She lived in Belmont, Portage, Wisconsin, United States in 1910 and Almond, Portage, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years. She died on 3 February 1945, in Westfield, Marquette, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Westfield, Marquette, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

George G Hawes
1857–1945
Jane Frances Hamilton
1871–1945
Marriage: 26 March 1908

Sources (8)

  • Jenny Hawes in household of George Hawes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jane Frances Hamilton Hawes, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jennie Hawes in household of George G Hawes, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 March 1908Westfield, Marquette, Wisconsin, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 1

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

    Age 12

    A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 25

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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 English Hamiltons and named after them, and later bearers took their surname from the Scottish place. In the north of Ireland, where many Hamiltons settled in the 17th century, this surname may sometimes have been adopted for Hamill . It has also been adopted as an Anglicized form of southern Irish Ó hUrmholtaigh.

    History: This name is borne by one of the most distinguished families of the Scottish nobility; they hold many titles, including marquessate and dukedom of Hamilton, the marquessate of Douglas, the dukedom of Abercorn, and the earldom of Haddington. They are descended from Walter FitzGilbert de Hameldone, a Norman baron who gave his support to Robert the Bruce in the 13th century. A member of this family was Sir William Hamilton (1730–1803), a British diplomat and archaeologist, whose wife, Lady Emma Hamilton (c. 1765–1815), became the mistress of Admiral Horatio Nelson. A branch of the family was established in Ireland by Sir Frederick Hamilton (died 1646), who served in the Swedish army of Gustavus Adolphus. He later became governor of Ulster, and his descendants were created viscounts Boyne. The family have given their name to Newtownhamilton and Hamiltonsbaron in County Armagh. Another branch of the family were to be found in Denmark, where Henrik Albertsen Hamilton (1588–1648) was a noted Latin poet. A 17th-century example of a Hamilton from Glasgow, Scotland, is recorded in the Netherlands, where the name is found in the form Hamelton. Another Scottish Hamilton, James, went to the West Indies in the 18th century and was the father of Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804), who arrived in NY in 1772 and became the first US secretary of the Treasury.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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