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 Joseph Alexander Hamilton

Joseph Alexander Hamilton

Birth
Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas, USA
Death 22 Aug 1941 (aged 87)
Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington, USA
Burial Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 35392357 · View Source
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From The Goldendale Sentinel, Thursday, Aug. 28, 1941:

Alex Hamilton, County Pioneer, Buried Monday

One of Klickitat county's last covered wagon pioneers, Alexander Hamilton, 87, died at his home in Goldendale Friday morning following a heart attack. Funeral services for Mr. Hamilton were held Monday, August 25, from the Phillips chapel, with Raymond I. Gibbs, pastor of the Church of Christ conducting the services. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mr Hamilton came to Klickitat county in 1878 from Yamhill county, Oregon. For many years he operated a sheep ranch in Eastern Klickitat county. From 1893 to 1928, when he retired, Mr. Hamilton owned and managed one of the county's larger sheep ranches.

During the early years of the sheep business in this county he served as sheep inspector and traveled throughout the county. Hamilton Butte, located in the Mt. Adams district, was named for the pioneer Goldendale range operator.

Mr. Hamilton was born in Little Rock, Ark., in 1855. When only one year old he crossed the plains in a covered wagon with his parents. The family settled in California where Mr. Hamilton's father became one of the first pony express riders in the Sacramento district.

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Hamilton celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary in Goldendale on November 2, 1939. The elderly couple would have observed their sixty-second anniversary this autumn. Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton were married at the old Chamberlain home east of Goldendale on Nov. 2, 1879 by Elder James A. Bullack of Spring Creek.

Besides the widow, America, four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Watson and Mrs. C.E. Crooks, of Goldendale, Mrs. Tena Jobe, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Emma Applegate, of Albany, Ore.; and three sons, Orville, of Goldendale, James, of Sunnyside, and Walter, of Waitsburg, Wash., survive.



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  • Created by: Dave Davidson
  • Added: 31 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35392357
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Alexander Hamilton (14 Mar 1854–22 Aug 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35392357, citing IOOF Mountain View Cemetery, Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Dave Davidson (contributor 47111412) .