Marvin E. Hamilton

2 April 1926–9 October 2006 (Age 80)
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Marvin E.

When Marvin E. Hamilton was born on 2 April 1926, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, his father, Clarence Egbert Hamilton, was 26 and his mother, Nora Blackford Patton, was 22. He married Elma Imogene Harshey on 20 June 1947. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 9 October 2006, in Carmel, Hamilton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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Marvin E. Hamilton
Elma Imogene Harshey
Marriage: 20 June 1947

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20 June 1947

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 3

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 21

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Marvin Hamilton in household of Marion Patton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marvin E Hamilton in household of Nora B Hamilton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marvin Ellsworth Hamilton, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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