Lloyd F. Hamilton, for many years a prominent lawyer in Springfield, died Sunday night at his home in Auburn. Mr. Hamilton passed his seventy-third birthday only a few days ago, having been born near Brandenberg, Ky., April 25, 1844. His father, Felix J. Hamilton, died when the son was but a few months old. The boy came to Illinois with his mother in 1845.
He acquired a common school education and later studied at Eureka college, at the University of Michigan, and at the Union College of Law at Chicago, having chosen law as his profession. In 1866 he came to Springfield and soon rose to prominence because of his energy, determination and laudable ambition.
Upon coming to Springfield Mr. Hamilton entered into a partnership with Paren England and subsequently became the partner of Thomas G. Prickett and Robert L. McGuire. From 1882 to 1902 he was a partner of James W. Patton, the present postmaster of Springfield.
He was elected state senator from this district in 1882.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Hamilton; one son, Wathe, and daughter, Miss Macie.
Funeral held at the Oak Ridge Chapel with burial at Oak Ridge.
IL State Register, Springfield, IL, 5-1-1917
Gravesite Details There are 4 plots within Lot 111 which are marked as Hamilton. None of them have stones. They share 1/4 of Lot 111 with Flatt and Rames family members, with most likely no relationship. The plot marker "J.O.R. 111" stands for John O. Rames.
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