Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Walter J. Hamilton, brother Burton R. Hamilton, 6 South 47 West

In 1900 Phillips County, Kansas, Howard B. Hamilton born January 1854 in Maine, married 21 years to Emma Feb 1858 Maine, have Walter J. May 1880, Thomas F. Jun 1886, Almyia May 1887, Bertie R. June 1889, and Stella Oct 1891, all kids born in Kansas. They're with Albion Hailton born Feb 1825 in Maine and Hannah May 1826 Maine.
Also with them is Albion's grandson Herbert A. born July 1883 in Kansas.

Hannah (Deshon) Hamilton 1826-1907 is buried in Hoxie, # 80072828.
Albion P. Hamilton 1826-1911 is buried in Hoxie, Sheridan County, Kansas # 80072827.


Alma L. Shin, born March 1887 in Kansas, is in Osborne County, Kansas in 1900, with Silas N. Shin 53 and Elisabeth A. 54.

A.L. Shinn, age 18, is in Sheridan County Kansas in 1905, with S. N. and E.A. Shinn, both 58.
Elizabeth Ann Shinn 1846-1918 is buried in Sheridan County # 67187976, with Silas 1846-1914 # 81005551.
Alma's sister Bertha E. (Shinn) (Ferguson) Cumpston 1874-1953 is buried in Sheridan County # 80022836.

Walter Jeremiah Hamilton is farming in Kit Carson County, registering for WWI, born May 4, 1880.

In 1920 Kit Carson County, Walter is 34, Alma 32 born in Kansas, with Warren E. 10, Geneva Christina 9, Loren Victor 7, Gertrude Myrtle 6, and Opal May 1.
Opal was born in Colorado, the rest in Kansas.

Walter is widowed in 1930 Kit Carson County, with Warren 20, Geneva 19, Gertrude M. 17, Victor 18, Opal M. 11, Viola B. 9, and Donald L. 7.

November 9, 1939
In 1940 Walter is in Colorado Springs, 60, living with daughtere Geneva C. Cook 29 her husband Forrest C. 30, and their two daughters.

Walter registered for WWII in Garo Colorado, born May 4, 1880 in Phillips County, Kansas, reference Mr. Victor Hamilton of Garo.

Walter J. Hamilton 1880-1961 is buried in Flagler, Colorado # 24413217, wtih Alma L. 1887-1922 # 24413194.

In 1940 Park County, Colorado, Warren Hamilton 22 and Loren 26 are ranch helpers for Maria DArthur.
Loren VIctor Hamilton 1912-1992 is buried in Ogle COunty, Illinois # 39897536.

Walter J. Hamilton and Alma L. Shinn had Gertrude Myrtle Hamilton on August 29, 1913 at Hoxie, Kansas, and she died March 10, 2003 as Gertrude Mangum , spouse of Earl Mangum, in Multnomah County, Oregon.
She was in Jefferson County, Colorado in 1940, 26, married to Leo Humhrey 28 born in Idaho. Sister Viola Hamilton 19 is with them.

# 173011978 says "Marriage: April 19, 1937 Golden, Jefferson, Colorado
"A homemaker, she lived in Idaho before moving to Portland in 1986. In 1968, she married Earl; he died in 1985.
Survivors include her sons, Richard L. Humphreys and Robert W. Humphreys; daughters, Ida M. Parker and Beverly A. Beaudoin; sisters, Geneva Cook and Opal Haze; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren."

Fannie I. Hamilton was born March 8, 1874, on the Hamilton homestead near Agra, Kansas. She was the only daughter of Horace and Martha Hamilton. As a young woman she rendered faithful service as a teacher, developing those rare qualities of mind and heart that made her life so valuable to the community in its later years. On March 8, 1897, she was married to James Fuller Cushman.
Through the years this date was made memorable by being celebrated in the family as the occasion of four different events. The children are four, Myron H, Martha C., Harriet Louise, who died in infancy, and Margaret Frances. Her three grandchildren were her especial delight: Marjorie Jean Klontz, Betty Anne Klontz and James Hamilton Cushman who died in infancy.
The end came at her late home on August 23, 1932. She had been bedfast since March. Patient in much suffering, relatives and friends counted it a blessed privilege to be permitted to serve at her bedside. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, James F. Cushman, her son, Myron H. Cushman of Topeka, Kansas, her two daughters, Mrs. Marion H. Klontz and Margaret Cushman of Kirwin, Kansas; two brothers, M. H. Hamilton of Agra and Burton Hamilton of Selden, Kansas; two granddaughters, Jean and Betty Anne Klontz of Kirwin, Kansas, and many other relatives and friends. She was a woman who left the impress of her life in a peculiar way in home, in church, in lodge and social circles. Few there were who could match her in loving, understanding service, in tact, in knowledge of human nature. Into the loving, protecting shelter of her motherly arms came many a child of another to be given a home by her. She left the loving largesse of her life in many a heart that stirs now to do her reverence. She was a womanly woman. First always was her home. Her thoughtful ministry in her church, her kindly ways in her lodge, her earnest interest in community welfare, make her long to be remembered. But we sorrow not as those who have no hope and are rich in blessed memories.
The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The church was filled with sympathizing relatives and friends of the family. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers. Burial was in the Kirwin Cemetery. Rev. G. C. Milner preached the sermon. The music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mrs. Roy Clarke, Mrs. Frank Brotemarkle, Dr. Johnson and Hugh Stuckman. Mrs. Donna Trull was accompanist. The pall bearers were Orville, McQueen, Roy Clarke, Carl Gray, Al McFadden, Jesse McQueen and Russell McFadden. The Eastern Star attended the services in a body and had charge of the service at the cemetery.

In 1910 Sheridan County, Kansas, Howard Burton is farming, 51, married 31 years to Emma. She's had seven kids, all living. Burton is 22 and Stella N. 18, both born in Kanss.

Burton R. Hamilton, born June 1, 1889, died March 24, 1957. The headstone applicant was Mrs. Myra Beerywas a cook in the WWI Army from June 1918 to July 1919.
In 1920 Kit Carson County, Burton R. Hamilton is 30, born in Kansas. His parents Howard B. and Emma are both 61 born in Maine.

Burton R. Hamilton claimed two quarters in 12, 7S 47W in 1920 - about six miles south of Willima.

In 1930 Sheridan County, Kansas, Burton is with his parents, and sister Myra Beery,m 41, and her children Ruth 15 and Robert E. Beery 11, both born in Knasas.

Burton 1889-1957 is buried in Selden, Sheridan Kansas, # 81010288.
"An article about Bert's death was published in the 27 March 1957 edition of the Norton Daily Telegram. The car he was driving went off the road north of Hoxie, Kansas during a blizzard. Bert and his companion, Jed Sloan, tried to walk to the nearest farmhouse. Although Bert perished, Jed was able to make it to the farmhouse and survived."

H.B. Hamilton 1859-1943 is buried in Selden # 81010291.
Stella Neva (Hamilton) Atchison 1891-1984 is buried in Agra, Phillips County, Kansas # 65447626, with Samuel Curtis Atchison 1891-1969.

In 1915 Sheridan County, Monte Beery is 30, Myra 27, with Carrie Beery 43, Irwin 4, Hellen 2, and Erma five months.

In 1920 Larned Kansas, Myra is 36, divorced, niece of John Beery 49 born in ILlinois. Irwin is 9, Hellen 7, Irma A. 5, Ruth 3, and Robert nine months.

1953 Kokomo, Indiana "Guests in the home of Mrs. P. O. Waggoner and family, West Walnut St, are her mother, Mrs. Myra Beery, of Selden, Kans., and her sister, Mrs. Margaret Childers, of League City, Tex."

This is probably Erma Waggoner, wife of Philip, who were in Omaha in 1942. Philip Owen Waggoner 1916-2001 is buried in Madison County, Indiana # 22761867.
Social Security has Erma Apsa Waggoner dying 2010 in Aurora Colorado, and her name is on the Indiana tombstone.

September 30, 1967 Lincoln, Nebraska "HAMILTON--Thomas S., 81, Geneva, died Friday. Survivors: Stepsons, Homer G. Hamilton, Lincoln, Howard W. Hamilton, Geneva;
brother, Herbert, Oxford, sisters, Mrs. Myra Beery, Selden, Kan.. Mrs. Sam Atchison, Agra, Kan.; nieces; nephews.
Services: 10 a m. Monday, Geneva. Burial, Geneva."


William W. Hamilton claimed 80 acres in 12, 6 South, 47W in 1923.

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