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 Eliza M. <I>Goldthwaite</I> Hamilton

Eliza M. Goldthwaite Hamilton

Peru, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Oct 1907 (aged 68)
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Burial McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska, USA
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Death Claims a Sweet Spirit.
The death of Mrs. Charles W. Hamilton, in Lincoln Sunday evening, was to most people a complete and sad surprise. While her health had been a matter of some family solicitude for some time, her condition was not regarded as serious, though it was thought that a visit to her former home at Creighton would be beneficial. On account of her very nervous state, a private car was chartered and attached to train No. 6, Friday evening last, but by the time Lincoln was reached, her condition became so alarming that the journey was concluded, and Mrs. Hamilton was taken from the car to a hospital where she soon relapsed into a comatose state from which she never revived, passing to her reward about half past eight o'clock Sunday evening.

The remains were brought to the home here Monday night on No. 3 for interment. Funeral services were held at the home, corner Madison and Douglas streets, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. George B. Hawkes of the Congregational church assisted by Rev. M. B. Carman of the Methodist church conducting the same. Interment followed in Longview cemetery. There was a wealth of lovely floral offerings to the memory of the dear soul gone on before, and many friends were present in sympathy and to pay a last farewell tribute. Both parlors of the home were beautifully decorated with roses, carnations, smilax and potted plants, the handsome casket being covered with them. The grave was lined and trimmed with flowers and greens. The lovely flowers at the home were buried with the remains. There was familiar hymn music by a quartette. A short service of prayer was held at the grave. The bereaved life companion and children have a tender place in the hearts of sympathetic friends in this sudden and overshadowing sorrow.

Eliza M. Goldthwaite was born in Peru, Berkshire county, Massachusetts, August 3rd, 1839. Her early life was devoted to the care of her invalid mother. She was married to her bereaved husband, Chas. W. Hamilton, of the adjoining county, Hampshire, January 3, 1859. Soon after her marriage she was converted, and at the earnest request of her parents and sister who were Congregationalists, she joined the Baptist church of which her husband was a member, and for forty five years they put in their best efforts to advance the cause of Christianity, working together. She was a true wife a loving mother, and a true friend to everyone, as all will testify who made her acquaintance. For a long time she was a sufferer from some ailment hard to be determined by the medical fraternity, which up to within about one month of her death was of a form which did not deter her from her household duties. She was a patient sufferer. About thirty days before her death, she admitted that she was sick, and during that time gradually wasted away, and suggested that she would soon see her father, mother and the other loved ones who had gone to the spirit land. She had a great desire to visit her former home, Creighton, Neb., thinking that the change might improve her condition. The journey was made as far as Lincoln and enjoyed very much, but soon after being there her disease become master, and after being unconscious for a short time she fell asleep so peacefully that her attendants expressed the hope that their last end might be like hers. "Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep, in which none ever wake to weep."

She is survived by her husband, C. W. Hamilton of this city, and three sons, Frank C. of Spokane, Wash., Fred L. and Clinton H. both of McCook, and one daughter, Mrs. B. N. Saunders of Center, Neb.
We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to our friends who so kindly as sisted us in our sad bereavement through the loss of our wife and mother. We thank you, we thank you all, for the beautiful floral decorations, lovely signing and services by the pastors. The manner in which it was all conducted was in perfect touch with our feelings. We realize yoiur kindness more as we are comparative strangers here and you will always be remembered because of what you have done.
C. W. Hamilton and Children.
--extracted from the Oct 11, 1907, McCook Tribune




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