Mason Jewell Hamilton

11 March 1908–29 July 1961 (Age 53)
Hobart, Lake, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mason Jewell

When Mason Jewell Hamilton was born on 11 March 1908, in Hobart, Lake, Indiana, United States, his father, Charles Alexander Hamilton, was 36 and his mother, Hannah Eliza Wager, was 33. He married Dorothy Gertrude Hestermann on 25 December 1936, in Peace Township, Kanabec, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Hammond, Lake, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 29 July 1961, in Schererville, Lake, Indiana, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Schererville, Lake, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mason Jewell Hamilton
Dorothy Gertrude Hestermann
Marriage: 25 December 1936
Richard Hamilton

Spouse and Children

25 December 1936
Peace Township, Kanabec, Minnesota, United States


    Richard Hamilton


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Alexander Hamilton





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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 11

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 15

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Mason Hamilton in household of Eliza Hamilton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mason Hamilton in household of Charles A Hamilton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mason J Hamilton, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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