Surname: Hamilton

Henry F. Hamilton

Private, F. Artly. Born in Lee County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hamilton. Entered service Aug. 27, 1918, at Jonesboro, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., from there to Camp Stuart, Va. Sailed for France Oct. 16, 1918. Returned to USA April 21, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., May 13,...

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Luther Hamilton

2nd Lt., Inf., Machine Gun, 7th Div., 20th Machine Gun Bn.; of Carteret County; son of S. E. and Rebecca W. Hamilton. Husband of Marie Long Hamilton. Entered service Aug. 25, 1917, at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Transferred to Ft. Bliss, Texas, from there to Camp McArthur. Sailing for Liverpool, Eng., Aug. 20, 1918. From Camp McArthur, Waco, Texas, to Camp Merritt, N. J., then overseas. Fought at Metz Sector, Lorraine. Mustered out at Camp Dix, N. J., May 15,...

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Hamilton, Shirley – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Shirley (Frizzell) Hamilton, 76, formerly of La Grande, died Aug. 28 in Salem. Shirley requested that there be no services. Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Shirley was born Dec. 27, 1931, to Harvey and Leona (McHatton) Frizzell in La Grande. She grew up on her parents’ farm near Summerville, outside of La Grande, and graduated from Imbler High School. She married Richard Hamilton in La Grande in November 1953. Shirley worked as a clerk in the Payless Drug Store in La Grande and at the old D&V donut shop, Shell Mercantile Store in Wallowa, Payless in Grants Pass and a fabric shop in Salem, all while raising the couple’s two children. Shirley enjoyed bowling, golf, sewing and painting wooden toys. She loved horseback riding and had her own horses on the farm while living in Wallowa. Survivors include her husband, Richard; children, Richard A. of Riggins, Idaho and Leitha Hamilton of Salem; a grandson and granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any charity. The Observer – August 30,...

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Hamilton, Mary E, – Obituary

Both Passed Away Death of Two Aged Women, Well Known in Union County Mrs. Mary E. Hamilton, the mother of Sheriff Hamilton, died suddenly at her residence in Baker county on the morning of January 1. Two days following the death of Mrs. Hamilton, her sister Mrs. Nancy Warrenstaff, died at her home in La Grande after a brief illness and was buried in the Kellogg cemetery at that town. Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday January 23,...

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Biographical Sketch of James Hamilton

James Hamilton, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Cook’s Mills; one of the early settlers; was born in Ohio, May 1, 1826: came to this State in 1852, and settled in Coles Co. in the same year. He was married Nov. 16, 1853, to Miss M. L. Hoskins, who was born in Illinois, July 12, 1831; they have seven children, viz., John R., William H., James L. (twins), David W., Albert G., Samuel L. and Margaret I. Their farm consists of 108 acres, valued at $3,500. Since Mr. Hamilton’s residence in the township he has held the office of Justice of the Peace three years and on the Board of Commissioners six years; he was also a participant in the late war, he having enlisted in the 130th I. V. I., served about eight months, and was discharged with honor on account of...

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Hamilton, Forrest Lee, Sr. – Obituary

Forrest Lee Hamilton Sr., 62, of Baker City, died May 4, 2005, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise. His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Keith Long will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 8 o’clock tonight at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Forrest was born on June 1, 1942, at Dexter, Mo., to Howard Houston Hamilton and Dorothy Earlees Irvin. He was raised by his dad, Antero “Terry” Banes. He attended school at Earlimart, Calif., and joined the U.S. Navy Reserves in 1959. Forrest graduated from Delano High School in 1961 and joined the U.S. Navy on June 8, 1961. He transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard on July 1, 1972, as a flight engineer and A/E electrician for the C-130s. He retired from the USCG on Aug. 30, 1982. He married Carolyn Dixon Boesch on May 9, 1992. Forrest was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He loved the outdoors, and hunting and shooting were his passions. He supported and helped everyone he met. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; stepson, Devan Boesch, and wife, Melissa, of Baker City; step-daughter, Kellie Blair, and her husband, Jon, of Redmond; son, Forrest L. “Chip” Hamilton Jr. of Bremerton, Wash.; daughter, Don...

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Ponca Tribe

Ponca Indians. One of the five tribes of the so-called Dhegiha group of the Siouan family, forming with the Omaha, Osage, and Kansa, the upper Dhegiha or Omaha division. The Ponca and Omaha have the same language, differing only in some dialectic forms and approximating the Quapaw rather than the Kansa and Osage languages. The early history of the tribe is the same as that of the other tribes of the group, and, after the first separation, is identical with that, of the Omaha. After the migration of the combined body to the mouth of Osage river the first division of the Omaha...

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Biographies of the Cherokee Indians

Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of...

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From West Point to Newburgh along the Hudson River

The steamer passes too near the west bank to give a view of the magnificent plateau with parade ground and Government buildings, but on rounding the point a picture of marvelous beauty breaks at once upon the vision. On the left the massive indented ridge of Old Cro’ Nest and Storm King, and on the right Mount Taurus, or Bull Hill, and Break Neck, while still further beyond toward the east sweeps the Fishkill range, sentineled by South Beacon, 1,625 feet in height, from whose summit midnight gleams aroused the countryside for leagues and scores of miles during those seven long years when men toiled and prayed for freedom. Close at hand on the right will be seen Constitution Island, formerly the home of Miss Susan Warner, who died in 1885, author of “Queechy” and the “Wide, Wide World.” Here the ruins of the old fort are seen. The place was once called Martalaer’s Rock Island. A chain was stretched across the river at this point to intercept the passage of boats up the Hudson, but proved ineffectual, like the one at Anthony’s Nose, as the impetus of the boats snapped them both like cords. Some years ago, when the first delegation of Apache Indians was brought to Washington to sign a treaty of peace, the Indians were taken for an “outing” up the Hudson, by General O. O....

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Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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Biography of Hampton D. Hamilton

Hampton D. Hamilton was born in Bedford county, Tennessee, November 12, 1824. His parents were South Carolinians by birth, and were named, respectively, Thomas and Hollie Tucker Hamilton; the former died in Gentry county, Missouri, in 1850, and the latter died in the same county in 1854 His parents removed from Tennessee when our subject was eight years of Age, and located in Lafayette county, Missouri, where they remained but one year, when they removed to Ray county, this State. After a year’s residence in the last named county they once more changed their place of abode and this time settled upon a farm in that portion of the Grand River country now known as Grundy county, and there our subject worked upon his father’s farm and attended the early schools until he had attained the age of twenty-one, when he left home and began to work for himself. He secured employment upon the farm of Mr. Graham, of Livingston county, and there worked six months, and for the next two years worked in various places. In the spring of 1849 he journeyed to the golden shores of California, and after a three years sojourn in the then newly-discovered gold fields, he returned home, in 1852, and bought the farm upon which he now lives, where he has lived since the above date. This farm consists of 340 acres...

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