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 Emerine Jane <I>Holman</I> Hamilton

Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton

Gallatin County, Kentucky, USA
Death 16 Aug 1889 (aged 78)
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Burial Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section H, Lot 27
Memorial ID 20444506 · View Source
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Mrs. Emerine Jane Hamilton, wife of Allen Hamilton, prominent Fort Wayne, Indiana pioneer merchant and banker, was one of Hoosierland's great ladies. She loved good literature, worked and gave generously in community charities, and was a devoted member and leader in the First Presbyterian Church.

She was the daughter of Judge Jesse L. Holman, chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court. She was married to Allen Hamilton in Aurora, Deerborn County, Indiana on October 27, 1827. After her marriage she came here with her husband in 1827, and they first resided in the Old Fort. Mrs. Hamilton started the first public reading room, forerunner of our public library, and was a pioneer in the woman sufferage movement.




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  • Added: 14 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20444506
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton (13 Dec 1810–16 Aug 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20444506, citing Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by JLM (contributor 46860487) .