Benjamin Franklin Hamilton

9 April 1834–17 January 1899 (Age 64)
North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Hamilton was born on 9 April 1834, in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Edward Russell Hamilton, was 29 and his mother, Susannah Walker Colby, was 29. He had at least 4 sons and 6 daughters with Helen Maria Rideout. He lived in Maine, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 17 January 1899, in Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Hamilton
Helen Maria Rideout
Royal L Hamilton
George Hamilton
Ulysses Hamilton
Gilbert Hamilton
Helen Maud Hamilton
Gertrude Hamilton
Alice G Hamilton
Lillian Hamilton
Marion B. Hamilton
Hattie Rideout Hamilton

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1838 · The Aroostook War

Age 4

An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or "Pork and Beans War". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears.
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 23

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

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)

  • Frank B Hamilton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Benjamin F Hamilton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin F Hamilton, "United States Census, 1870"

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