Harold Hamilton

5 July 1915–2 August 2002 (Age 87)
Longview, Cowlitz, Washington, United States

The Life of Harold

When Harold Hamilton was born on 5 July 1915, his father, George Ernest Hamilton, was 35 and his mother, Inez F Brooks, was 29. He married Capitola Louise Jewell on 14 October 1944. He lived in Dover, Piscataquis, Maine, United States in 1920. He died on 2 August 2002, in Longview, Cowlitz, Washington, United States, at the age of 87.

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Harold Hamilton
Capitola Louise Jewell
Marriage: 14 October 1944

Spouse and Children

14 October 1944

Parents and Siblings

    George Ernest Hamilton


    Inez F Brooks




    Grace Louise Hamilton


    Evelyn Hamilton Franklin


    Laurence Nelson Hamilton



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1916 · Boeing Aircraft

Age 1

The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 25

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

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)

  • Harold B Hamilton in household of Ernest Hamilton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harold B Hamilton, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Harold B Hamilton, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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