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Carlton Clement Hamill 1891-1918

HAMILL

Posted By: Joe Conroy (email)
Date: 5/17/2010 at 21:14:04

The Carroll Times
Carroll, Iowa
24 Oct 1918
Page 1

Carl Hamill

The R. J. Hamill home was saddened last week when word came Thursday morning announcing the death of their oldest son, Carlton Clement Hamill, who died at the base hospital in Nitro, West Virginia, following a two week's illness. A telegram received on Wednesday stated that Carl was Critically ill with pneumonia. This was the first knowledge the family had received of the seriousness of his condition. But a few days before he had written home that he had been sick with the influenza and had been hurried to the hospital. He felt there was no cause for alarm and anticipated being out in a few days.

Carl, as he was familiarly known, was born in Carroll, June 13, 1899. After attending the parochial schools he enrolled at the North HIgh and was in the junior grade when he quit school during the past winter semester to work in Strohm's store. He was a bright capable boy and was well liked by everyone, and exceedingly popular among the younger set. During the summer he was anxious to enlist in the navy and did so August 9th at Des Moines. He received his call, August 29, and left for Nitro, West Virginia, September 6.

Letters received by the family and friends showed that he much enjoyed the work at the school and was anxious to have his boy friends enter the same school.

Besides his parents he leaves five brothers and sisters to mourn for him: Charlotte, Janette, Paul, Walter and Neta.

His body has not arrived here for burial owning to some dealy because of a misunderstanding.


 

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