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Frank Isgrigg Hamilton, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1923
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 2003
Decatur County
Indiana, USA

Frank Isgrigg Hamilton was in the Infantry in WW II, and in 1976 was an attorney in Greensburg, IN. He was also National Commander for the American Legion in 1980. When he came to Seoul, Korea on a world tour with the American Legion, he invited CWO Warren L. Watts, brother of Michael and Stephen Watts, who was stationed near the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at Camp Howze Korea, to a formal American Legion Dinner Party where several dignitaries from both Korea and the United States were present. CWO WATTS, who was married to a Korean, also had his parents invited to Korea by a Korean Navy Admiral. The Watts boys father, COL Donald Pershing Watts, served in both World War II and the Korean War. CWO WATTS, a career Army Officer, served in Vietnam. Two of the Watts boys were married to Frank's two daughters, Mary Fitzhugh and Francis Blair, whom they met while attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana upon being honorably discharged from the US Army after tours of duty in Vietnam.

Obituary of Frank Hamilton:

Greensburg Daily News - Tues.,Aug.19,2003

Frank Isgrigg Hamilton, 80, Greensburg, died at 4:04 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2003 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg.

Born January 6, 1923 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Frank and Mary F. (Isgrigg) Hamilton. He married Ethel Dawson Sept. 11, 1948 in Louisville, Ky., and she survives.

A 1940 graduate of Wiley High School, Terre Haute, he earned his bachelor's degree from Indiana University and his law degree from Indiana University School of Law.

He joined the U.S. Army in September 1943 and served in World War II until 1946. He had a private legal practice until he retired in 1986.

He was past commander of his local, district and state American Legion and served as national commander from 1979-80. He was also past exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 475; past president and chairman of the Board of Lamba Corp. of Sigma Chi fraternity; chairman of Indiana University Varsity Club of Decatur County; past president of Decatur County Bar Association; and was a member of First Presbyterian Church since 1950, where he was a Sunday school teacher and served as deacon. He also holds memberships in several other social organizations, including several Masonic orders.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Frank I. Hamilton Jr. of Greensburg and Robert P. Hamilton of New Albany; four daughters, Mary Watts and F. Blair Watts, both of Carmel, Jane Quigley of Tennessee, and Elizabeth Hamilton of Portland, Ore.; and 11 grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Everett Hamilton.

Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, Greensburg. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery, Greensburg. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Decatur County Family YMCA or Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library.

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  Frank Hamilton (1883 - 1952)
  Mary Frances Isgrigg Hamilton (1885 - 1972)
  Ethel D. Dawson Hamilton (1925 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
South Park Cemetery
Decatur County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Sec. OG, Lot 354
Maintained by: Warren Watts
Originally Created by: Kathy Ross
Record added: Nov 25, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8128704
Frank Isgrigg Hamilton, Sr
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Frank Isgrigg Hamilton, Sr
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Frank Isgrigg Hamilton, Sr
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- Warren Watts
 Added: Jun. 13, 2015
Remembering you on Veterans Day Frank.
- Warren Watts
 Added: Nov. 11, 2014

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