Indiana McCaslins

Hugh Winchester HamiltonAge: 75 years18901965

Name
Hugh Winchester Hamilton
Birth January 15, 1890 32 28
Birth of a sisterMaude Hamilton
August 28, 1892 (Age 2 years)
Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Birth of a brotherGeorge R Hamilton
June 25, 1894 (Age 4 years)
Death of a sisterFlorence Hamilton
before 1900 (Age 9 years)

Census 1900 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn M Hamilton
April 13, 1905 (Age 15 years)
Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMatilda Catherine Carson
December 19, 1910 (Age 20 years)

Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherMatilda Catherine Carson
after December 19, 1910 (Age 20 years)
Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Hopewell Cemetery, Section A Row 20 Stone 3
Census 1910 (Age 19 years)
MarriageMary May McCaslinView this family
October 28, 1915 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Lawrence Hugh Hamilton
August 5, 1916 (Age 26 years)
Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Source: Find a Grave
Census 1920 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Lowell McCaslin Hamilton
November 5, 1921 (Age 31 years)
Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Death of a motherAnna Belle (Annie) Winchester
October 26, 1928 (Age 38 years)
Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a motherAnna Belle (Annie) Winchester
1928 (Age 37 years)
Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Hopewell Cemetery Section A Row 20 Stone 5
Census 1930 (Age 39 years)
Death of a brotherJohn M Hamilton
1932 (Age 41 years)

Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a brotherJohn M Hamilton
1932 (Age 41 years)
Note: Hopewell Cemetery Section A Row 20 Stone 6
Census 1940 (Age 49 years)
Death of a fatherGeorge S Hamilton
1954 (Age 63 years)

Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a fatherGeorge S Hamilton
1954 (Age 63 years)
Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Hopewell Cemetery Section A Row 20 Stone 4
Death of a wifeMary May McCaslin
February 21, 1959 (Age 69 years)
Source: S2098
Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a wifeMary May McCaslin
February 23, 1959 (Age 69 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Hopewell Cemetery Section A Row 21 Stone 5 (Find A Grave Memorial# 111634314).
Occupation
1917-1942 Farmer

Death April 22, 1965 (Age 75 years)
Burial April 25, 1965 (3 days after death)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S4328
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Hopewell Cemetery Section A Row 21 Stone 5 (Find A Grave Memorial# 111635876)
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father
mother
Marriage:
elder sister
17 months
elder sister
19 months
himself
3 years
younger sister
22 months
younger brother
11 years
younger brother
Family with Mary May McCaslin - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 28, 1915, Johnson, Indiana
9 months
son
5 years
son

Burial

Hopewell Cemetery Section A Row 21 Stone 5 (Find A Grave Memorial# 111635876)

Shared note

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 42-year-old Indiana-born farmer, George S and his 38-year-old Indiana-born wife Anni B [Anna Belle Winchester] Hamilton have been married 14 years and have had five children, but only four are living. These four are 11-year-old Fern, 10-year-old Hugh W, 7-year-old Maude and 6-year-old George. Their first child Florence is missing from this census and may be presumed to be the child who died before 1900. Fern and Hugh have attended school in the past year. George owns his farm free of mortgage.

In the 1910 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 52-year-old Indiana-born farmer, George S and his 48-year-old Indiana-born wife Anni B [Anna Belle Winchester] Hamilton have been married 24 years and have had six children, but only five are living. These five are 21-year-old grade school teacher Fern, 20-year-old farm laborer Hugh W, 17-year-old Maude, 15-year-old farm laborer George and 5-year-old John M. Hugh, Maude and George have attended school in the past year. George owns the farm on Providence Road free of mortgage. The Hamiltons are living next door to Annas 81-year-old widowed mother, Matilda C [Carson] Winchester and her 52-year-old servant sister Mary Winchester. Matilda has born three children and all three are living.

The Evening Star, Friday, October 29, 1915 page 1 column 4 Hamilton-McCaslin The marriage of Miss Mary Mc- Caslin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. McCaslin of the Hopewell community, to Hugh W. Hamilton, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Hamilton, also of Hopwell, occurred at the home of the bride's parents, Thurs- day evening. About one hundred and twenty- five guests witnessed the ceremony which was pronounced by the Rev. J. B. Ferguson. Miss Vera List pre- sided at the piano and played Lohengrin's Wedding March, while the bridal party entered the living room and took their places before a bank of flowers, where the impres- sive marriage vows were plighted. A single ring ceremony was used. Little Rosemary Ferguson acted as ring bearer. The bride wore a beautiful gown of white messaline trimmed in real lace. She carried a bouquet of bride's roses. Little Miss Ferguson was dressed in white and wore pink bows on her hair. The home was very tastefully decorated, chrysanthemums being used in profusion. In the living room the color scheme was green and white, in the hall and parlor red and green and in the dining room pink and white. Following the ceremony refresh- ments of Neapolitan cream, angel food, coffee and mints were served. The bridal table was adorned with a large French basket filled with pink chrysanthemums and lighted by pink candles. Presiding in the dining room were intimate friends of the bride. They were the Misses Bonnie Wright, Lola Brock, Nannie Parkhurst, Ha- zel Combs, Clara Bell McCaslin, and Elizabeth McCaslin. Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton are two of Hopewell's most respected young people. The bride attended high school at Trafalgar, while Mr. Hamilton is a graduate of the Hopewell high school. They have gone to housekeeping on the Ham- ilton farm in a new bungalow re- cently built and furnished by the groom. They have the good wishes of a large circle of friends. Among the guests from a distance in attendance were Russell Hamil- ton of Cambridge City, Miss Maude Hamilton of Indianapolis, and Miss

Ginsey Winchester of North Vernon

The Evening Star, Tuesday, August 29, 1916 page 3 column 6 HOPEWELL. The descendants of George and Elizabeth Alexander, held a reunuion Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George A McCaslin. About forty were present. Because of the rain, a big table was spread in a wagon shed, where a delightful pic- nic dinner was served. Those pres- ent were: Mr. and Mrs. George Mc- Caslin, Mr. and Mrs. John Z Hol- comb and daughter, Beaulah, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hendricks, Thomas Alexander and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. McCaslin and daughter, Clara belle, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hamilton and son Lawrence Hugh, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil McCaslin and son Max, Mr. and Mrs. George Alexander and son, Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McCaslin and daughter Elizabeth Louise, and Miss Belle McCaslin. Special guests were T. C. List and Mr. and Mrs. Will Chandlier and son Gordon.

On 5 June 1917, when Hugh Winchester Hamilton registered for the WWI draft, he was a farmer living at RFD 2, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana with a wife and child to support. He was described as tall, slender with blue eyes and light brown hair.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 29-year-old Indiana-born farmer Hugh and his 34-year-old Indiana-born wife Mary [McCaslin] Hamilton have in their household their son, 3-year 4-month old Indiana-born Lawrence, Marys 63-year-old Indiana-born widowed mother, Luna [List] McCaslin, her 87-year-old Indiana-born grandfather, Tunis C List, and 23-year-old Indiana-born practical nurse Mary O Clark. Hugh owns the land that he farms. Everyone in the family except Lawrence can read and write.

In the 1930 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 40-year-old farmer Hugh and his 44-year-old wife Mary [McCaslin] Hamilton were, respectively, 25 and 29 years old when they married. In their household are their two schoolboy sons, 13-year-old Lawrence and 8-year-old Lowell, and Marys widowed mother, 74-year-old Luna [List] McCaslin. Hugh owns the land he farms. He has not served in the military. The family has a radio.

In the 1940 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 49-year-old farmer Hugh and his 51-year-old [sic] wife Mary [McCaslin] Hamilton have in their household their Indiana-born sons, 23-year-old Lawrence and 18-year-old Lowell, and Luna's widowed mother 84-year-old Indiana-born Luna [List) McCaslin. The family is living in a house on a farm on Banta road. Hugh owns this house and it is worth $2,000. This family was living in the same house in 1935. Hugh completed four years of high school, Luna completed three, Lawrence completed four, Lowell completed three, and Luna completed two. Hugh and Lawrence are "farm operators" and both have worked 85 hours in the week of 24-30 March 1940. Mary is a housewife. Lowell is a student. Luna is recorded as "Other". No one is looking for work. Hugh and Lawrence have worked 52 weeks of the past year. No one was paid a wage or salary. Hugh, Lawrence and Luna have income from other sources.

On 27 Apr 1942, when 52-year-old Hugh W Hamilton registers for the WWII draft, he is a farmer living at RFD #1, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana. His telephone number is Providence 329 and the person who will always know his address is his wife Mary [McCaslin] Hamilton. His physical description is white, 5 feet 10 inches, 150 pounds, with blue eyes, blond hair and a ruddy complexion.

Social Security number issued in Indiana in 1951

Hugh Winchester Hamilton died 23 Apr 1965 and was buried in Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery Section A Row 21 Stone 5 (Find A Grave Memorial# 111635876).

Indiana State Board of Health, Division of Vital Records, Medical Certificate of Death State No. '65 013302 records that Hugh Hamilton died 22 April 1956 of acute lympnomatic leukemia in the Johnson County Hospital, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana. He was male, white, widowed, and a farmer. His usual residence was Franklin R.R. 1, Johnson, Indiana. He was born 15 Jan 1890 in Indiana to C.S. Hamilton and Anna Winchester. The informant was his son Lowell Hamilton. Hugh was buried 25 Apr 1965 in Hopewell Cemetery, Flinn & Maguire funeral directors.

The Daily Journal (Franklin, Indiana), Friday, April 23, 1965, page 10 column 3 Hugh Hamilton dies; lived all of life in area FRANKLIN Huch Hamilton, a life-long resident of Johnson county, died in the Jounson county Memorial hospital Thursday at 4:50 p.m. He had been a hospital patient since March 22.

The funeral service will be conducted at the Flinn and Maguire Funeral home Sunday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Malcolm McNeal, assisted by the Rev. Ross Gooch. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m.

Mr.Hamilton was born Jan. 15, 1890, to the late G. S. and Anna Winchester Hamilton. He married Mary McCaslin of Johnson county, and she died Feb.22, 1959.

A graduate of Hopewell High School in 1909, Mr. Hamilton had been a farmer during his lifetime. He was a member and an Elder in the Hopewell Presbyterian church, and a member and chaplain of the Union Village Masonic Lodge and the Order of Eastern Star.

He is survived by two sons, Lawrence Hamilton and Lowell Hamilton, both of Franklin; one brother, Russell Hamilton of Largo, Fla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Fern Hume of Madaris, Ore., and Miss Maude Hamllton of Indianapolis.