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HAMILTON, Daniel P. 1837-1909


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/28/2016 at 20:04:08

The funeral services of the late Daniel P. Hamilton of Reinbeck, mention of whose death was briefly made in last weeks paper, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Congregational church, Rev. E. E. Webber, a life-long friend of the deceased, officiating. The pall-bearers were old comrades of Thompson Post of which he was an honored member, and were Howard Stevens, James Barrett, J. H. Dunn, W. W. DeWolf, G. M. Hall, and C. C. Bean. There was a large concourse of friends and neighbors at the funeral, they coming to pay their last tribute to one they loved. Interment was in the family lot in the Reinbeck cemetery.

Daniel P. Hamilton was born June 23, 1837, at Berkshire, Vermont, and died at Reinbeck, Iowa, Oct. 4, 1909. He was married in November, 1858 to Mercy Adams. Two children were born to them, Fred, who died in 1876, and Bert, who now resides at Sheldon, Iowa. His wife died in 1864, being killed by the accidental discharge of a revolver.

He enlisted as a private soldier in Company F, 10th Vermont Vol. Infantry, Aug. 8, 1862, and was soon placed in charge of the wagon train of the First Brigade, Third Division, Sixth Army Corps, and served in that capacity for nearly 3 years, or until mustered out with his regiment at the close of the war. He was one of the survivors of the explosion at City Point, Va., Aug. 9, 1864, when the Confederates attempted to blow up General Grant's headquarters. When the war closed he returned home and in December, 1866, he was married to Fannie J. Lewis. They lived for a few years in Connecticut, moving to Reinbeck in the fall of 1877, making their home there since that time, except for an interval of 6 years, from 1888 to 1894, which time was spent in Northern Vermont, where he went to receive medical and surgical treatment.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 October 1909, pg 2


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