Bio: Hamilton, John Wesley, M. D. (1837 - 1903)

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Surnames: Hamilton, Bailey, Walters, McDonald, Crawford, Ferguson, Grindrad, Bither, Meyers


----Source: 1881 History of Northern, Wisconsin


John W. Hamilton (10 Oct 1837, Elmira, Chemung, NY - 14 Dec 1903, San Francisco, CA)


JOHN W. HAMILTON, M. D., druggist, Merrillan, was born in Elmira, N.Y., Oct. 10, 1837. Came to Wisconsin in 1848, and settled in Leroy; was a graduate of Bennett Medical College, at Chicago, Ill., in 1869, commencing to practice immediately afterward at Cold Spring. Jefferson Co., Wis., where he continued his profession until 1871; removed to Merrillan, Jackson Co., and was the first doctor who settled in that town. Started a drug store in 1876; was married to his first wife, Miss Olive A. Bailey, January 1, 1858, by whom he has three children living and one dead; was married the second time, June 10, 1875, to Miss Dora M. Walters, by whom he has one daughter, Vera. He is a member of I. O. O. F., Merrillan Lodge, No. 246, and of the Temple of Honor.


Family Notes


John Wesley Hamilton was the son of John Wesley Hamilton, Sr., (26 Sep 1804, Athens, Bradford, PA - 18 Jul 1839, Corning, Chemung, NY) and Mary Selina "Polly" Irish (19 Mar 1805, PA - 9 Oct 1872, Vernon Co., WI; buried in Hills Prairie Cemetery, Vernon Co, WI).


Children of John W. Hamilton & Polly Irish (m. 7 Sep 1825, Monroe, Bradford, PA)

Helena M. Hamilton b: 20 NOV 1828 in Tioga Co., NY
Emily Rosetta Hamilton b: 7 JUL 1830 in Tioga Co., NY
Jediah I. Hamilton b: 3 APR 1832 in Tioga Co., NY
Selina Hamilton b: MAY 1836 in Chemung Co., NY
John Wesley Hamilton b: 10 OCT 1837 in Elmira, Chemung Co., NY
George F. Hamilton b: 28 APR 1839 in Corning, Chemung Co., NY


John Wesley Hamilton married Olive Alvira Bailey 1 Jan 1858, Hillsboro, Vernon Co., WI.  He married Dora M. Walters 10 Jun 1875. 


1860 Federal Census, Glendale, Monroe County, Wisconsin


1880 Federal Census, Alma, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 262


John W. Hamilton, married American
occupation : Physician
father's birthplace : Pennsylvania, United States
mother's birthplace : Pennsylvania, United States

Household Members
self John W. Hamilton M 42 Pennsylvania, United States
wife Dora M. Hamilton F 22 Wisconsin, United States
son Theodore M. Hamilton M 13 Wisconsin, United States
daughter Vera Hamilton F 1 Wisconsin, United States
other Ella Oleson F 26 Norway


1900 Federal Census,


John W Hamilton
titles & terms:
event: Census
event date: 1900
event place: ED 328 Precincts 1-2 Hayward town, Alameda, California, United States
birth date: Oct 1837
birthplace: Pennsylvania
relationship to head of household: Boarder
father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania
race or color (standardized): White
gender: Male
marital status: Married
years married: 25
estimated marriage year: 1875
mother how many children:
number living children:
immigration year:
page: 10
sheet letter: B
family number: 241
reference number: 84
film number: 1240081
digital folder number: 004118415
image number: 00569
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Millie C Kelsey F 42 New York
son Edwin Kelsey M 10 California
daughter Marion Stevenson F 17 California
son William Stevenson M 22 California
servant Sam Ah U 39 China
servant Jim Ah U 39 China
servant Fong Ah U 39 China
servant Louis Ch U 35 China
servant Denny U 18 California
boarder Robert Mcdonald M 78 Scotland
boarder Frances Crawford F 65 Ireland
boarder George B Ferguson M 58 Scotland
brother Maria L Ferguson F 52 Connecticut
boarder John W Hamilton M 63 Pennsylvania
boarder Dora M Hamilton F 42 Wisconsin
boarder Vera Hamilton F 23 Wisconsin
boarder Albert B Grindrad M 33 England
boarder Annie Grindrad F 25 England
boarder Muriel Grindrad F 2 California
boarder Amanda F Bither F 67 New York
boarder Francis B Sprague F 77 Ohio
boarder Matilda S Meyers F 49 New York
boarder Frederick N Meyers M 20 California


Wisconsin Birth Records


Vera Hamilton
gender: Female
birth date: 11 Dec 1878
birthplace: Merrillan Twp., Jackson, Wisconsin, vol. 11 Dec 1878
race: White
father's name: John W. Hamilton
father's birthplace: Amer
mother's name: Dora M. Walters
mother's birthplace: Amer


California Great Registers, 1866 - 1910, Voter Registration


place: 2420 Howard, San Francisco, California, United States

John Wesley Hamilton
date: 24 Jul 1896
age: 59
estimated birth year: 1837
birthplace: New York



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