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HAMILTON, Winfield Scott 1861-1929

HAMILTON, STEVENS, BASSETT, HEDDEN, HAGEN, SWINDEMAN, JACOBSON, TORY, ALCOTT, HAYDEN

Posted By: Marilyn Holmes
Date: 3/16/2018 at 13:12:23

The Daily Gate City
Keokuk, Iowa
June 4, 1929

W.S. HAMILTON OF NEW BOSTON DIES YESTERDAY

Life-long Resident of Lee County succumbs at his home yesterday after a lingering illness-funeral to be Thursday.

Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at his home at New Boston, occurred the death of W. Scott Hamilton one of Lee County's highly respected citizens. Mr. Hamilton had been in poor health since last November and his death as the result of complications.

Mr. Hamilton was a man of wide acquaintance, having spent the greater part of his life in Lee County. He was a man of upright principles and integrity, and was universally esteemed and respected by all who knew him. As a man he was a devoted husband, a kind and loving father and a good neighbor.

W. Scott Hamilton was born on Sept. 10, 1861, near New Boston, and was the son of William and Priscilla Stevens Hamilton. By occupation he was a farmer. On April 3, 1887, he was united in marriage with Melvina Bassett at Charleston, Iowa. To this union seven children were born, all of whom survive. Mr. Hamilton was a member of the Methodist church of New Boston and also of the Modern Woodmen of America.

Besides his wife, he is survived by the following children Mrs. Jesse Hedden of Argyle, Mrs. Frank Hagen of Grinnell, Iowa, Hubert Hamilton of Ft. Madison, Mrs. Frank Swindeman of Charlestown, Clarence Hamilton of Keokuk, Mrs. Jack Jacobson of Chicago, and Mrs. Frank Tory of New Boston; one brother, Samuel Hamilton of Wabaunsee, Kansas, and two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Alcott of Wabaunsee, Kansas, and Mrs. Alice Hayden of Gilroy, California, also survive. There are twenty-one grandchildren besides other more distant relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the M.E. Church at New Boston on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock.
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