Pioneer Dies This Morning
William S. Hamilton Passes On At the Home of His Son at End of Long Illness
William S. Hamilton died at the home of his son this morning of an extended illness. He was formerly of Wallowa where he was employed as engineer by the Nibley-Mimnaugh Lumber company for a period of 10 years.
Interment will be made in the Summerville cemetery on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. of which the deceased was a member. Snodgrass and Zimmerman undertaking parlors have charge of the body.
William S. Hamilton was born November 22, 1855, in Friendship, Scioto county, Ohio, and went to Missouri when a small boy then crossing the plains in 1874, arriving in the Grande Ronde valley on July 7th. He settled on the Sand Ridge and was united in marriage to Olive C. Hulse September 28, 1882.
To this union was born five children, three sons and two daughters, William H. Arthur, Charles S., Mrs. Ethel Newbill and Mrs. Edith Brown, all of whom survive him with the exception of Arthur who died when a small boy. Additional survivors are his wife, one brother C. W. Hamilton of Alicel; Mrs. O. A. Rhinehart of Husum, Washington, and Mrs. Richard Myers of Caldwell, Idaho, besides a number of more distant relatives.
La Grande Evening Observer
Thursday, December 21, 1922
Contributed by: Tom Childers