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Rachel Wilson Hampson
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Birth: 1825
Cassville
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1916
Greensburg
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA

Note: Daughter of Joseph Wilson and Mary Baird Wilson.

Married to George Hampson on Dec. 21, 1843 in Jefferson county, Iowa. They were later divorced. Nobody appears to know what happened to George Hampson, when he died and was buried.

Children:

> John Wilson Hampson
> Robert Hampson
> Msry J. Hampson Stakes
> David T. Hampson
> Joseph Hampson
> Anna B. Hampson

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Fairfield Daily Journal
Saturday Nov. 11, 1916
Pg. 3 Col. 2

MRS. RACHEL HAMPSON DIES IN GREENSBURG, PA. - FUNERAL HERE

Mrs. Rachel HAMPSON departed this life in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, early Thursday morning at the home of her nieces, known to friends in this city as the Misses McQUAIDS. She made her home with her nieces most of the time for some years last past. Mrs. HAMPSON has been in failing health for some months. The recent death of her son, Mr. Joseph H. HAMPSON, was a severe afliction and doubtless hastened her own departure.

Mrs. HAMPSON was born in Pennsylvania, and was one of the pioneer women of Iowa. She was foremost among those to whose influential activity Fairfield owes a continuing debt of gratitude for the reputable environment of the present day and generation. She never relinquished her interest in those things tending to this city's better life and happier ways of living. Her's was a prompt and encouraging contrbution to the fund whence come the electoliers of our public square's ornamental street lighting. In her name and out of his abounding live for her, the son of herein above gracious mention, gave to the public library of this city, the piano that adorns the lecture room - hence the gift and the gratitude here primarily belong to her.

On the east wall of the reading room in the library, thoughtful hands have placed a small picture, in modest frame, and of altogether historic value. It shows Mrs. HAMPSON and her two then young daughters, along with other women, engaged in packing barrels and boxes with food and supplies to be taken by Mrs. Major (Ellis) WOODS, and distributed among Iowa soldiers in camps and hospitals in the southern areas of war. Possibly, and very probably, Mrs. HAMPSON is the last of Jefferson county's noble women to draw a dependent mother's United States pension for the loyalty of a son who gave his life as a sacrifice in his and her country's military service in that war. It is more generally known that a second son was also a Union soldier throughout the entire war of the rebellion. She was a woman who attracted and retained earth's warmest friendships and the foundation is kindness. Her love for Fairfield and those friendships needs no better attest than that she always counted this city her home and contemplated it as her last resting place.

Two of her beloved nieces are accompanying her body to this city. The remains will arrive on No. 3 tomorrow (Sunday) morning, and will be taken direct to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rollin J. WILSON, 306 South Main street. A short service, to which the friends of Mrs. HAMPSON are invited, will be held at the WILSON home Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock. The services will be in charge of Rev. H. A. Messer of the First Presbyterian church of this city. The interment will be in the HAMPSON lot in Fairfield Evergreen cemetery. 
 
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 Children:
  John Wilson Hampson (1845 - 1914)*
  Mary J Hampson Stakes (1848 - 1889)*
  David T Hampson (1851 - 1888)*
  Anna B Hampson (1858 - 1889)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Fairfield
Jefferson County
Iowa, USA
Plot: SDof25-002 - unmarked grave in Hampson plot
 
Created by: Richard K Thompson
Record added: May 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90847736
Rachel <i>Wilson</i> Hampson
Added by: Richard K Thompson
 
Rachel <i>Wilson</i> Hampson
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Added by: Richard K Thompson
 
 
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