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*Harvey Simpson Hamilton

Male 1842 - 1912  (69 years)

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  • Name *Harvey Simpson Hamilton 
    Born 5 Mar 1842  Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jan 1912  Cheyenne Wells, Cheyenne County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 3 Jan 1912  Fairview Cemetery, Cheyenne County, Colorado; Birth On Stone Is C.1841 A.D. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20448  My Genealogy

    Father *Henry M. Hamilton,   b. 9 Mar 1795, Bourbon County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1880, Indianola, Warren County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Mary Pauline Lytle,   b. 11 Sep 1799, Fleming County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1880, Indianola, Warren County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1818  Fleming County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6903  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family *Margaret Jane Woodrow,   b. 4 Sep 1863, Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1941, 78 Y, 0 M, 4 D; Munroe Memorial Hospital, Ocola, Marion County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 30 May 1889  Cheyenne Wells, Cheyenne County, Colorado; Marriage Book 1, Pg. 1 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • E-MAIL From: "Bill or Sue Smith"
      Subject: More on Harvey S. Hamilton
      Date: Fri., 18 Apr 2008
      Attachment: RECORD OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES. -- The RepublicanPublishing Co., Denver, Colo.
      I, J. W. Lamb a Judge residing at Cheyenne Wells in the County ofCheyenne in the State of Colorado, do certify that in accordance withthe authority on me conferred by the above License, I did, on this30th day of May in the year A.D. 1889, at my residence in the Countyof Cheyenne in the State of Colorado, solemnize the Rites of Matrimonybetween Havey S. Hamilton of Cheyenne Wells in the County of Cheyenneof the State of Colorado, and Margaret J. Woodrow of Cheyenne Wells ofthe County of Cheyenne of the State of Colorado in the presence ofC.S. Woodrow and May Purdy.
      WITNESS my hand and seal, at the County aforesaid, this 30th day ofMay A.D. 1889. J.W. Lamb (Seal), County Judge Cheyenne County, Co.,In presence of signed: C.S. Woodrow & May Purdy. Endorsement: Filedfor Record on the 31 day of May 1889, at 9 o'clock, A.M., and recordedin Book 1 of Marriages, page 1. __(faded) L. Patchen County Clerk.[Transcribed 25 April 2008, SLJuhl,]
     1. Harry Woodrow Hamilton,   b. Jan 1889, Cheyenne Wells, Cheyenne, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1935, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F4741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE: E-MAIL From: "Bill or Sue Smith"
      Subject: More on Harvey S. Hamilton
      Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 17:26:23 -0700
      EXCERPT'S: "Dear Sandra,
      I received the marriage certificate today of Harvey S. Hamilton withMargaret J. Woodrow, 30 May 1889 (Cheyenne Co., CO Marriage Book 1,page 1). ...etc... Theirs evidently was the first marriage to beperformed in that then-newly-erected county. The witnesses were herbrother, Charles S. Woodrow, and his bride-to-be, Mary Rose "May"Purdy. When the latter married there on 25 Jan 1891, the Hamiltonsreciprocated as their witnesses. ...etc...both Hamilton and Woodrowwere early pioneers there, and apparently locally prominent,...etc...Charles and Margaret Woodrow were the eldest two children ofJeremiah Woodrow and Permelia Byers of Jackson Co., Ohio. BillSmith, ... WA"
      [Transcribed 18 April 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler & Family Genealogist]

      SOURCE: E-MAIL From: "Bill or Sue Smith"
      Subject: More on Harvey S. Hamilton
      Date: Fri., 25 April 2008
      "The Cheyenne Wells library turned my request over to the HistoricalSociety a few weeks ago, and that's what I'm waiting for. But, Iobtained a lookup from the Fairview Cemetery records, and Harvey issaid to be listed as 1841-1912. Margaret isn't shown. The keeper ofthe cemetery's files tells me that there's nothing else about him andnothing at all about her. Cheers, Bill" [Transcribed 25 April 2008,SLJuhl, Compiler & Family Genealogist]

      "The Town of Cheyenne Wells is a Statutory Town that is the countyseat and most populous town of Cheyenne County, Colorado, UnitedStates.[5] The population was 1,010 at the 2000 census. CheyenneWells is located at 38░49'16?N, 102░21'13?W (38.821141,-102.353637)[6].
      According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a totalarea of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km▓), all of it land.",_Colorado.

      From 1870 in Warren County, Iowa, until a marriage certificate wasgenerated in Cheyenne County, Colorado, it's unknown as to when HarveyS. Hamilton decided to move from Iowa to Colorado at the present time. A good deal more research is needed.

      1889 - The counties of Cheyenne, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Otero andProwers formed from portions of Elbert and Bent counties.

      SOURCE: "01 June 1900 United States Federal Census
      Name: Harvey S Hamilton
      Home in 1900: Precincts 1-4, (actual is Precinct 2) Cheyenne, Colorado
      Age: 56
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
      Birthplace: Indiana
      Relationship to head-of-house: Head
      Spouse's Name: Margaret W
      Race: White
      Household Members: Name Age
      --Harvey S Hamilton 56, Head, W, M, Mar 1844, 56 yr. when married, no.yr. marr. 11 (?), IN, KY, KY, Merchant, reads, writes, english, ownshome, free of mortgage, house
      --Margaret W Hamilton 36, Wife, W, F, Sep 1863, 36 yr. when married,no. of yr. marr. 11 (?), 1 child/1 ch. liv., OH, OH, OH, reads,writes, english
      --Harry W Hamilton 1 Son, W, M, Jan 1899, 1 yr., Single, CO, IN, OH,english (They could have considered themselves married, but thereprobably was no authority to marry couples until around the time oftheir marriage in May of 1889, since they seem to be some of the firstones married in the area.)
      --Samuel S Moore 47, Cousin, W, M, Aug 1852, 47 yr., Single, IA, KY,KY, Salesman, reads, writes english Source Citation: Year: 1900;Census Place: Precincts 1-4, Cheyenne, Colorado; Roll: T623 121; Page:1A; Enumeration District: 167; Enum. 167; Super. 1; Sheet 1A; Dwelling2/2. 1900 United States Federal Census [databaseon-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004."[Transcribed 25 April 2008, SLJuhl,]

      SOURCE: "14 May 1910 United States Federal Census
      Name: Harvey S Hamilton
      Age in 1910: 68
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
      Birthplace: Indiana
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Father's Birth Place: Kentucky
      Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky
      Spouse's Name: Margaret J
      Home in 1910: Precinct 2, Cheyenne, Colorado
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Household Members: Name Age
      Harvey S Hamilton 68 , 21 yr. marr., Banker, President
      Margaret J Hamilton 48 , 21 yr. marr., 1 child/1 living
      Harry W Hamilton 11
      Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Precinct 2, Cheyenne,Colorado; Roll: T624_112; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 8; Image:978; Super. 3; Enum. 8; Sheet 3A; Dwelling 46. 1910United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: TheGenerations Network, Inc., 2006." [Transcribed 25 April 2008, SLJuhl,]

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Bill or Sue Smith
      To: gsjuhl
      Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2008 2:05 PM
      Subject: Re: Ramsay Journal/Diary
      EXCERPT: " ...etc...I contact the Cheyenne Co. court, and voila! Theyhad an affidavit of death and other documents. I paid for copies of afew pages (which I seem to have misfiled), but his date of death wasenough to enlist a distant relative living in Denver to visit theColorado State Library to try to find an obit. She did indeed, andit's attached, and a transcript of it follows. Bill Smith"
      "Obituary of Harvey S. Hamilton, Cheyenne Wells, CO Republican, 5 Jan1912, p. 1 (copy on file):
      {Transcribed 11/2008 by Susan A Smith from copy obtained by NancyElofson from a newspaper archived at the Colorado State Library,Denver}
      Harvey S. Hamilton died at his home in Cheyenne Wells on New Year'smorning, after an illness of several weeks. Deceased was born nearLebanon, Ind., March 5th 1842 [sic?]. When a mere lad he moved withhis parents to Indianola, Iowa, where he lived until he became a man.Then he moved to Osborn City, Kansas, where he was converted andunited with the M.E. church of which he was a faithful member up tothe time of his death. In the year of 1887, he located in CheyenneWells, and established himself in the mercantile business in 1890.Several years afterwards in 1894 he became a stockholder in theCheyenne County State Bank, and held the position of president of thatinstitution up to the time of his death.
      He was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Woodrow in the year 1889,they being the first couple wedded in Cheyenne County. To this unionone son was born. He was a man of excellent habits, fine moralcharacter and sturdy constitution and he continued to be active in hisaccustomed persuits 'till long past the age at which men ordinarilydrop out of the ranks of the workers. He had filled the variousrelations of life as son, husband, father, brother, friend and filledthem well. But he is gone! Another name is stricken from the everlessening roll of our old settlers, and a solitary woman, a son, and alonely home are left to attest how sadly they will miss him. It mustbe so; these tender humanities cannot be severed without a pang. Hislife work was done and well done. He had passed his three score yearsand wearied with life's duties and cares, weary of suffering andwaiting, he lay down to rest. The stearn Reaper found him "as a shockof corn, fully ripe for the harvest." The silver cord is loosed, thegolden bowl is broken, the dust has returned to the earth as it was;the spirit has returned to the God who made it. He remembered hiscreator in the day of his youth, ere the evil day came, or the yearsdrew nigh, when he should say I have no pleasure in them; has finishedhis course and reached the heavenly goal.
      The funeral services were held at the church, Tuesday January 3rd, at11 o'clock. Rev. A. G. Voigt officiating. The casket was covered withbeautiful floral designs. The remains were laid to rest in thecemetery south of [town...]" "3 resolutions of condolence andMargaret's card of thanks published in the Cheyenne Republican arealso on file, as are copy of some of the papers from Harvey's ProbateFile P-018 on file at the Cheyenne Co. Courthouse."