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George McDuffie Hampton

  • Birth 16 Jan 1859 Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 2 May 1917 Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 64000754

George McDuffie Hampton was born 16 Jan 1859 in "Millwood Plantation" Columbia, SC. He died 2 May 1917 in Columbia, SC and was buried in Trinity Episcopal Church graveyard, Columbia, SC.


Member of Noted Family Died Last Night. Son of Great Chief.
GEORGE McDUFFIE HAMPTON, son of the late Gen. Wade Hampton and for one term a member of the South Carolina railroad commission, died last night at 7:45 o'clock at the Baptist Hospital, after a brief illness.

He was 58 years old, having been born at the old Hampton home on the Camden road in 1869. Mr. Hampton had been sick only a few days and was carried to the hospital yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock.

The funeral services will probably be held Friday. The interment will be in the family plot in Trinity churchyard.

Mr. Hampton is survived by three children, one brother and a sister.

His mother was Miss Mary Singleton McDuffie, daughter of the late Senator George McDuffie.
His brother is Alfred Hampton of Washington, assistant commissioner of immigration.
His sister is Mrs. Randolph Tucker, wife of Judge John R. Tucker, United States judge at Nome, Alaska.
His children are: Mrs. Perronneau Brown of Lynchburg, VA, formerly Miss Corrine Hampton. Miss Mary Singleton Hampton, and Miss Eloise Urquhart Hampton, both of Columbia.
Cousins in Columbia are Frank Hampton and Mrs. John C. Haskell. Mr. Hampton married Miss Eloise Urquhart of Louisiana.
Mrs. Hampton died January 19 of this year.

Immediately after graduation at the University of Virginia, Mr. Hampton for several years was engaged in the railroad and civil engineering in many sections of the United States and Canada. He was for several years engineer for the Mississippi levee commission. While a resident of Mississippi he engaged in farming operations. He was engaged for several years as a representation of the Tennessee Coal & Iron Company, with headquarters at Bristol, VA. In 1899 Mr. Hampton removed to Columbia, where he was engaged in engineering and real estate business.

He resided at 1816 Senate Street. Mr. Hampton was elected as a member of the South Carolina railroad commission in 1910, and took the oath of office in 1911. He served for six years, having been elected chairman of the board in 1915. As a member of the commission he waged a strong fight for the elimination of grade crossing in the State.
--Published in the State paper, May 5, 1917,

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  • Created by: Martin Weybright
  • Added: 10 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64000754
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George McDuffie Hampton (16 Jan 1859–2 May 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64000754, citing Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Martin Weybright (contributor 47169053) .