Eliza Jane <I>Shearer</I> Hamlin

Eliza Jane Shearer Hamlin

Birth
Shelby County, Indiana, USA
Death
28 Jul 1895 (aged 73)
Medford, Jackson County, Oregon, USA
Burial
Medford, Jackson County, Oregon, USA
Plot
Blk 42, Lot 3, Sp 2
Memorial ID
9683159 View Source

Daughter of Henry Shearer & Mary "Polly" Summers. Married James Andrew Hamlin Jul 2, 1840 in Vermilion Co., IL. Came west from Iowa to Oregon in 1852. Court records regarding her "feud" with her children over her claimed inability to handle her own affairs after she was widowed make for an interesting story. In the end, her youngest child, Andrew, was appointed executor of her estate.
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Ashland Tidings, 2 August 1895, p. x:x
By the death of Mrs. Eliza J. Hamlin, which occurred Sunday, July 28, 1895, another one of Southern Oregon's pioneers passed away. Mrs. Hamlin with her husband, the late James Hamlin, crossed the plains to Oregon in 1851, and settled in Jacksonville. For about three years Mr. Hamlin was engaged in the mercantile business in Jacksonville, after which the family moved to the farm where he and Mrs. Hamlin lived until their death. Their home was blessed with a large family of children, all of whom are grown. By hard work and careful management they accumulated a goodly amount of this world's goods, which at the death of Mr. Hamlin was equally divided among the children. She was sixty-seven years of age. The funeral took place at the farm residence, three miles South of Medford, Tuesday at 10 o'clock and internment was made in Odd Fellows cemetery, near Medford.
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Note: Historical records show that they came to Oregon in 1852.

Daughter of Henry Shearer & Mary "Polly" Summers. Married James Andrew Hamlin Jul 2, 1840 in Vermilion Co., IL. Came west from Iowa to Oregon in 1852. Court records regarding her "feud" with her children over her claimed inability to handle her own affairs after she was widowed make for an interesting story. In the end, her youngest child, Andrew, was appointed executor of her estate.
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Ashland Tidings, 2 August 1895, p. x:x
By the death of Mrs. Eliza J. Hamlin, which occurred Sunday, July 28, 1895, another one of Southern Oregon's pioneers passed away. Mrs. Hamlin with her husband, the late James Hamlin, crossed the plains to Oregon in 1851, and settled in Jacksonville. For about three years Mr. Hamlin was engaged in the mercantile business in Jacksonville, after which the family moved to the farm where he and Mrs. Hamlin lived until their death. Their home was blessed with a large family of children, all of whom are grown. By hard work and careful management they accumulated a goodly amount of this world's goods, which at the death of Mr. Hamlin was equally divided among the children. She was sixty-seven years of age. The funeral took place at the farm residence, three miles South of Medford, Tuesday at 10 o'clock and internment was made in Odd Fellows cemetery, near Medford.
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Note: Historical records show that they came to Oregon in 1852.



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9683159/eliza-jane-hamlin: accessed ), memorial page for Eliza Jane Shearer Hamlin (13 Apr 1822–28 Jul 1895), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9683159, citing Eastwood IOOF Cemetery, Medford, Jackson County, Oregon, USA; Maintained by Darlene (contributor 46635178) .