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Elizabeth Ann McLaughlin Hamilton
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1834
Decatur County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1922
Greensburg
Decatur County
Indiana, USA

Lizzie McLaughlin was the daughter of George and Sarah Carter McLaughlin who was a prominent member of the community near Sandusky, Indiana. On November 7, 1854 she married Thomas Moreland Hamilton and moved about a mile north of her in-laws, Robert and Mary "Aunt Polly" Hamilton. After the elder Hamilton's died, they lived in the old farm house.

In 1865, the Hamiltons bought property in the city of Greensburg and built a house there. They moved there with their three daughters, Luna, Cora and Maud.

In December of 1873, Lizzie gave birth to a baby girl who lived only two weeks and died in January of 1874. She was not named. The following year(1875) in January, Luna died and then in July of the same year, Cora died.

Maud grew up and was married and had one daughter, Helen Baker. When Helen was about three years old, Maud became ill and died. Thus leaving Lizzie and TM childless. They took Helen in and raised her.

In 1896, TM Hamilton died. The terms of the will left Lizzie in a somewhat precarious position so she contested the will and lost. She moved away from the house with Helen until the house was sold at auction in 1902. Then, she purchased it back at far above the appraised value.

Her remaining years found her traveling to Europe several times and also to Canada to visit Helen and her husband and children. She was a member of the Greensburg Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was a founder of the Women's Missionary Auxiliary.

Her obituary was front page news in 1922 when she died. She was a very strong woman and well loved by her community. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Thomas Moreland Hamilton (1830 - 1895)*
 
 Children:
  Luna R Hamilton (1855 - 1875)*
  Mary Cora Hamilton (1858 - 1875)*
  Maud Hamilton Baker (1863 - 1892)*
  Infant Girl Hamilton (1873 - 1874)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
small stone reads: E.A.H.

monument: Elizabeth Ann McLaughlin Wife Born Nov.25, 1834 Died Sept 20, 1922

 
Burial:
South Park Cemetery
Greensburg
Decatur County
Indiana, USA
Plot: 346 OG
 
Created by: debbie richardson
Record added: Jun 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37862914
Elizabeth Ann <i>McLaughlin</i> Hamilton
Added by: debbie richardson
 
Elizabeth Ann <i>McLaughlin</i> Hamilton
Added by: debbie richardson
 
Elizabeth Ann <i>McLaughlin</i> Hamilton
Added by: debbie richardson
 
 
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In memory of a lady I would have liked to have known.
- debbie richardson
 Added: Jun. 3, 2009
 
 
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