|Birth: ||Mar. 18, 1903|
|Death: ||Jan. 9, 1996|
Lilly Hamilton Falk, my mother, was born to John William Hamilton and Louisa May Crosby in Greene IA. The family moved to Red Deer Alberta Canada when she was 3 years old. Lilly Hamilton's ancestors include Richard Warren and Mary Allerton of the Mayflower, and Col Gideon Warren who fought in the revolutionary war. All descendants are eligible for DAR, SAR and The Mayflower Society.
On Nov 8, 1921 Lilly married Louis Albert Falk in Red Deer. They farmed in various areas around Red Deer until 1947 when they moved to Calgary. All their farming was done with horses. Agnes was the only child who did not learn to drive a team.
They had 8 children, twins Dorothy Alice Falk (1922-1922) and Doris Annie Falk/Shannon (1922-1985), Phyllis Laverne, Violet Minnie, Mildred Louis, Herman William, George Lester and Agnes Lucille. Only Phyllis, Mildred, George(1936-) and Agnes (1942-) outlived their mother.
One of her major milestones was beating breast cancer in the 1940s, and then surviving it for almost 50 years.
Another great accomplishment was feeding, clothing and raising 7 children to adulthood on almost nothing. She was one of the community ladies that contributed to the war effort in World War II by providing warm, hand knitted socks for Canadian soldiers. They walked everywhere and could knit while they walked.
John William Hamilton (1875 - 1951)
Louisa May Crosby Hamilton (1883 - 1957)
Louis Albert Falk (1892 - 1972)*
Dorothy Alice Falk (1922 - 1922)*
Doris Annie Falk Shannon (1922 - 1985)*
Phyllis Laverne Falk MacDonald (1923 - 2002)*
Violet Minnie Falk Mackintosh (1926 - 1981)*
Mildred Louise Falk Morgan (1927 - 2003)*
Herman William Falk (1931 - 1989)*
Lilly May Hamilton Falk (1903 - 1996)
William Donald Hamilton (1907 - 1978)*
Isaac Willis Hamilton (1913 - 1983)*
Elsie Margaret Hamilton Whitelock (1915 - 1986)*
Alberta Irene Hamilton (1917 - 1920)*
John Junior Hamilton (1921 - 1995)*
George Hamilton (1925 - 1925)*
Red Deer Cemetery
Red Deer Census Division
Plot: Section G Lot 64 N ½
GPS (lat/lon): 52.27419, -113.78521
Created by: George Falk
Record added: Jul 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20248661
Added: Nov. 15, 2009
A Tulip for you from the Tulip City. Rest in Peace.|
Added: Jul. 12, 2009