HAMILTON, Robert Clifton (1861-1911)
Thursday July 27, 1911
R.C. Hamilton died very suddenly at his home in the north part of the city Wednesday evening, July 26, aged about 55 years. Death was due to a rupture of the gall bladder. The surviving relatives are a widow, three sons and four daughters.
Thursday August 3, 1911
Mr. Robert C. Hamilton died at his home on Second and Jefferson streets in Lockport about 7:30 o'clock, Wednesday evening, July 26, 1911, aged about 50 years.
Mr. Hamilton had not been feeling well for some time, but did not complain much. Wednesday morning he left home about nine o'clock to do some work at the Leiser home northeast of the city. When near the Carlson woods he became dizzy. After a short rest he returned home arriving there about 2 p.m. Medical aid was summoned but he was not considered dangerously ill until later in the day. He died of internal hemorrhages.
Mr. Hamilton was born in Canada, March 12, 1861, and came to this part of the country while a boy. He learned the carpenter trade and was an excellent workman. He was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Baumgartner of Lockport, Dec. 28, 1885. They would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary had he lived until December.
Besides the widow there are eleven children: Albert C. Hamilton (married), Edward, Robert,Harry and Martin of Lockport; Mrs. Thomas (Florence) Morey, of Marseilles; Elsie, Gertrude, Kathleen Hamilton of Lockport, Mildred and Mabelle of Lockport
The funeral took place Saturday at 2 p.m. from the house and 2:30 from the Congregational church. Interment at Lockport cemetery.
HAMILTON-Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton, 76 years old, died at her home, 202 Jefferson street, Lockport, this morning. Survived are ten children. They are: Mrs. Florence Morey of Marseilles, Ill., Albert C. Hamilton of New Lenox, Mrs. Katherine Kreiger of Huntley, Ill., Seaman First Class Harry Hamilton stationed with the United States Navy at Glenview, Mrs. Elsie Kirchner, Mrs. Gertrude Devine, Robert Hamilton, Mrs. Mildred Bankroff, Martin and Mable, all of Lockport; one sister, Mrs. Anna Hill, of Downers Grove, Ill.; also 30 grandchildren and thirty-one great-grandchildren. The body has been removed to the Goodale Funeral Home, where friends may call after 1 o'clock Friday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock and in St. Paul's Lutheran church at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Walter Rehold, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Lockport cemetery.
Telephone Lockport 346
Lockport, Dec. 2-Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton, 76 years old, a life long resident of Lockport, died at her home, 202 Jefferson street, this morning after a short illness.
She was born in Lockport Aug. 31, 1867; and had been an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran church and Aid society.
Surviving are ten children, Mrs. Florence Morey of Marseilles, Ill., Albert C. Hamilton of New Lenox, Mrs. Katherine Kreiger of Huntley, Ill., Seaman First Class Harry Hamilton, stationed with the navy at Glenview; Mrs. Elsie Kirchner, Mrs. Gertrude Devine, Robert Hamilton, Mrs. Mildred Bankroff, Martin and Mable, all of Lockport, a sister, Mrs. Anna Hill of Downers Grove, 36 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
The body is at the Goodale funeral home, where friends may call after 1 o'clock Friday afternoon. The funeral will be held from the funeral home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and to St. Paul's Lutheran church at 2:30. The Rev. Walter R?hold will officiate. Burial will be in the Lockport cemetery.
Lorraine Machin, "Today in Lockport," obituary, Joliet Herald-News, 2 December 1943, Vol XXXX, No. 12, page 23. microfilm. Joliet Public Library, Joliet, Illinois.