Goldia Mae “Goldie” <I>Worthington</I> Hamilton

Goldia Mae “Goldie” Worthington Hamilton

Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas, USA
Death 19 Feb 2006 (aged 93)
Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Okemah, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot 1-58-5
Memorial ID 13879020 · View Source
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Goldia ("Goldie") Mae Hamilton was born on May 15, 1912 in Harrison, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Ernest Jacob Worthington (1885-1939) and Mae Josie Gifford (1885-c1963).

Goldie was born in 1912 in Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas the daughter (and only surviving child) of Ernest Jacob Worthington and Mae Josie Gifford. Goldie's childhood was tough, as her parents divorced when she was young and after which she never saw her mother again. When she was about 9, her father remarried, and had six more children; and although she was still a child, Goldie would often have to help her step-mother take care of them.

In 1933, Goldie met and married Harry Carl Hamilton, a World War I Vet originally from Ohio who was ten years her senior. Together, Goldie and Harry had seven children together, two of which died soon after birth: Harry Loyd, Raymond Carl, James Leon, Sammy Lee, Vera Mae, Earnest Jacob, and Michael Carl.

Soon after the birth of their second child, Goldie and her family left Arkansas and moved to Oklahoma, living in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Bristow. She passed away on February 19, 2006 in a convalescent in Bristow. Her funeral was on February 22, 2006 at First Nazarene Church in Bristow; it was officated by Pastor Angie Bentley. She was buried at Highland Cemetery in Okemah, Oklahoma.

Goldie's life was frequently filled with hardships, such as the abandonment of her mother when she was a little girl, living through the Great Depression, loosing two of her seven children soon after their birth (one of which was her only daughter), having a son go to prison, wanting to riase a grandchild but having to watch him given up for adoption, and the death of her husband when she was only 48. Despite these hardships, Goldie always found a reason to smile and laugh. She found tramendous comfort in simple things, particularly her many pets.

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  • Created by: William
  • Added: 6 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13879020
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Goldia Mae “Goldie” Worthington Hamilton (15 May 1912–19 Feb 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13879020, citing Highland Cemetery, Okemah, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by William (contributor 46827275) .