Leslie Bertrand Hamilton

1917–1987 (Age 70)
Arnett, Ellis, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Leslie Bertrand

When Leslie Bertrand Hamilton was born on 30 January 1917, in Arnett, Ellis, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Joel Bertrand Hamilton, was 52 and his mother, Myrtle Agnes Marr Baylee, was 34. He married Virginia Cowan on 1 November 1941, in Rogers, Benton, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Guymon Township, Texas, Oklahoma, United States for about 5 years and Esculapia Township, Benton, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 22 October 1987, in Rogers, Benton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Oakley Chapel Cemetery, Rogers, Benton, Arkansas, United States.

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Leslie Bertrand Hamilton
Virginia Cowan
Marriage: 1 November 1941

Spouse & Children

1 November 1941
Rogers, Benton, Arkansas, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Naomi Elizabeth Hamilton


  • Ruth Etta Hamilton


  • Mary Avis Hamilton


  • Female1914–1995Female

  • Male1917–1987Male

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 4

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 20

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lislie Hamilton in household of Joel Hamilton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hamilton L Leffel in household of Myrtle Leffel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leslie B Hamilton in household of William M Leffel, "United States Census, 1930"

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