Virginia Hamilton

9 January 1913–March 2007 (Age 94)
Nowata, Nowata, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Virginia

When Virginia Hamilton was born on 9 January 1913, in Nowata, Nowata, Oklahoma, United States, her father, William Slaughter Hamilton, was 32 and her mother, Mabel R Clarkson, was 29. She lived in Pawhuska, Osage, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Perry, Noble, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died in March 2007, in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 94.

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Reeder Kelly Runnels
Virginia Hamilton

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    Reeder Kelly Runnels



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    Alice C Hamilton



    Elizabeth Hamilton


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 4

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.

Age 28

Japanese attack 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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virginia Hamilton in household of William S Hamilton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virginia Hamilton in household of William S Hamilton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Virginia Runnels in household of Reeder K Runnels, "United States Census, 1940"

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