John Gilbert Hamilton

Brief Life History of John Gilbert

When John Gilbert Hamilton was born on 17 May 1885, in Frederick, Virginia, United States, his father, James William Hamilton, was 45 and his mother, Rebecca Susan Striker, was 36. He married Mary Alvira Anderson in 1905. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Winchester, Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 28 September 1911, in Frederick, Virginia, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Virginia, United States.

Photos and Memories (2)

Do you know John Gilbert? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Gilbert Hamilton
1885–1911
Mary Alvira Anderson
1886–1959
Marriage: 1905
Delta Marie Hamilton
1905–1914
Hazel Berdell Hamilton
1907–2001
Rebecca Elberteen Kerr Hamilton
1909–2002

Sources (7)

  • John G Hamilton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Beta: Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1940-1955
  • John G Hamilton in entry for Elberteen H Hamilton, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

World Events (8)

1886

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

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 English Hamiltons and named after them, and later bearers took their surname from the Scottish place. In the north of Ireland, where many Hamiltons settled in the 17th century, this surname may sometimes have been adopted for Hamill . It has also been adopted as an Anglicized form of southern Irish Ó hUrmholtaigh.

History: This name is borne by one of the most distinguished families of the Scottish nobility; they hold many titles, including marquessate and dukedom of Hamilton, the marquessate of Douglas, the dukedom of Abercorn, and the earldom of Haddington. They are descended from Walter FitzGilbert de Hameldone, a Norman baron who gave his support to Robert the Bruce in the 13th century. A member of this family was Sir William Hamilton (1730–1803), a British diplomat and archaeologist, whose wife, Lady Emma Hamilton (c. 1765–1815), became the mistress of Admiral Horatio Nelson. A branch of the family was established in Ireland by Sir Frederick Hamilton (died 1646), who served in the Swedish army of Gustavus Adolphus. He later became governor of Ulster, and his descendants were created viscounts Boyne. The family have given their name to Newtownhamilton and Hamiltonsbaron in County Armagh. Another branch of the family were to be found in Denmark, where Henrik Albertsen Hamilton (1588–1648) was a noted Latin poet. A 17th-century example of a Hamilton from Glasgow, Scotland, is recorded in the Netherlands, where the name is found in the form Hamelton. Another Scottish Hamilton, James, went to the West Indies in the 18th century and was the father of Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804), who arrived in NY in 1772 and became the first US secretary of the Treasury.

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

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.