Charles Elmer Hamilton

Birth Name Charles Elmer Hamilton
Gender male
Age at Death 81 years, 30 days

Narrative

Charles is not found in any Norristown PA city directories from 1918 to 1927. His uncle Tom Billups was in Norristown until about 1922.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth December 29, 1903 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States   1a
Census April 15, 1910 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States 159 38th Street 2
General

1910 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny Co., 6th Ward of
Pittsburgh.
Series T624, Roll 1301, page 178, Enum. Dist 304 or 354, Sheet 17A.

At 159 38th St.

Hamilton, James M., 37, M1, 13yrs, machinist, steel works, 4 wks unemployed
---, Jennie A., 35, M1, 13, four children, four alive
Said her birthplace was Pennsylvania.
---, Louis K., 12, S
---, James M. Jr, 10, S
---, Barrett E. , 8, S
---, Charles El., 6, S All four children in school.

Residence September 12, 1918 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States 278? Main St 3
General

278 Main Street was the address on Louis K and James M's WWI Draft Registration. Both listed their mother at the same address as their contact person.

Census January 1, 1920 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States 270 Main Street 4
General

1920 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny Co., 9th Ward of Pittsburgh. Enum. Dist 460, Sheet 9A.
January 13, 1920
at 270 Main St.

Hamilton, James M., 47, born in Pa, parents also, machinist, pipe shop
-------, Jenny, 43, born in Pa, parents in England
------, Louis, 22, S, clerk, pipe shop
---------, James, 20, S, draughtsman, forge and knife company
-------, Barrett, 18, S, monotyper, print shop, had not attended school since Sept 1, 1919
---, Chas. Elmer, 16, S, no occupation, had not attended school since Sept 1, 1919
Weaver, Elizabeth, 16, Roomer, born in PA, father in Switzerland., mother in England., worked in a candy factory, had not attended school since Sept 1, 1919

All Hamilton children were born in Pa.

"United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFBQ-QBG : accessed 13 Feb 2014), James Hamilton in household of James Hamilton, Pittsburgh Ward 9, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet , family 180, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821520.

Residence 1927 Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, United States 85 Summit Avenue 5a
Event Note

This could easily be Charles. He said he met his first wife, Mildred Keiser, in Jamestown, NY. They were married in 1927. City Directories usually reflect the state of things in the previous year.

1928 Jamestown NY City Directory
Charles Hamilton, resides 85 Summit Avenue

At the same address was Melvin H Kent, described as the president of Jamestown Tire Service Corp. In 1920 he was on the census as a merchant at a retail rubber tire store, working on his own account. His wife's maiden name was Elvina "Vina" Hamilton, but her family does not appear to be a close relation to Charles'. Her father, Samuel Leroy Hamilton, was born in New York about 1855 and his father Joseph Hamilton was born in Cortland County, NY about 1823.

Travel (brother in law) November 18, 1929 Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States    
Event Note

November 18, 1929, Chambersburg Pa Public Opinion
Mrs L K Hamilton and son, George, and Mrs Hamilton's brother-in-law, Elmer Hamilton, all of Pittsburgh, motored here to spend the week-end in the Dornberger home in Wilson avenue. They were accompanied by George Dornberger, who returned to his home here after a several weeks' visit in Pittsburgh.

Census April 1, 1930 Mt Lebanon Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States 100 Academy St 6a
General

1930 Federal Census, Allegheny Co., Mt Lebanon Township, PA
Enum Dist 2-710, Supervisors Dist. 3, sheet 4b, line 95
Ancestry.com: Roll T626_1968, Page 4B, E.D. 710, Image 0086

at 100 Academy St.

Hamilton, Charles E., Age 26, age when 1st married: 24. Clerk, in a
metal factory. Was employed on the day of the census. Was not a
veteran. Rented. Paid $60.00/ month rent. Owned a radio. Did
not live on a farm. Born in PA, father in PA, mother in NJ.

-----, Mildred V., Age 25. Age when 1st married: 23. Not working.
Born in PA., father in PA, mother in KY.

Residence from 1930 to 1933 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States   5b
General

Pittsburgh City Directory
1931 Hamilton Charles E (Mildred) purch age Hanlon-Gregory Galvanizing Co h6500 Rosemoor
1932 Hamilton Charles E (Mildred) br mgr Kroger's h6500 Rosemoor
1934 Hamilton Charles clk Krogers - no address

Residence (Husband) March 1934 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States 1667 Jancey Street, Pittsburgh 7a
Event Note

Charles and Mildred were living at 1667 Jancey Street, Pittsburgh, when Mildred died.

Residence February 1935 St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, United States   8a
Event Note

1935 envelope, postmarked February 8, 1935, Buffalo, NY.
from B E Hamilton, 20 Emerson Place, Buffalo
to Mr Chas E Hamilton, 847 Highland St North, St Petersburg, Florida
envelope and letter are in the possession of a descendant

Charles is not listed in any of the St Petersburg City Directories from 1920 to 1935. His uncle Tom Billups arrived in St Petersburg by 1922. Charles was living in Cleveland from 1935 until the end of his life.

Residence 1935 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   9a
General

Charles said he was living in Cleveland in 1935 when providing his information for the 1940 Census

Census April 1, 1940 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 1940 Charles E Hamilton census 9a
General

1940 Census Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
(ED) 92-508, sheet 11A, family 444
Enumerated on April 17, 1940
Indexed as "Hamlinton" at familysearch.org and HeritageQuestOnline.com, which is what was on the image.
at 1917 East 75th

renting for $25/month
Hamlinton, Charles, 36, head, single, born in Pennsylvania, salesman, container mfg., lived in Cleveland in 1935, completed 8 years of school. Worked 48 hours the previous week. Worked 52 weeks the previous year, earning $3100.

There were three other men in this "household", all lodgers. There were seven households at this address.
This was a rooming house. The first household was Fred and Dorothy Goodman [image says "Goodson"], who ran the house. This information comes from Charles Hamilton's account to his children.

The Goodmans were renters also, so evidently they didn't own the building.

Charles Hamilton provided the information for his "household".

"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KW5V-X18 : accessed 14 Feb 2014), Charles Hamlinton, Ward 20, Cleveland City, Cleveland City, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 92-508, sheet 11A, family 444, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3223.

Residence April 1, 1940 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 1917 East 75th 9a
General

living with Fred & Dorothy Goodman at 1917 East 75th when the 1940 Census was taken.

Occupation April 1, 1940 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States salesman, container manufacturer 9a
General

working as a salesman for a container manufacturer when the 1940 Census was taken. This would be River Raisin Paper Co., 10200 Miles Ave, Cleveland.

Residence 1942 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 10600 Carnegie Ave 5b
General

1942 Cleveland City Directory
Hamilton Chas E slsmn River Raisin Paper Co r10600 Carnegie av

Occupation 1942 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States salesman 5b
Census (Head) April 21, 1950 University Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 14500 East Carroll 10a
Event Note

1950 Census University Heights, Cuyahoga County Ohio, ED 18-166
April 21, 1950
at 14500 East Carroll
Charles E Hamilton, 46, born in Pennsylvania, worked 45 hours last week, salesman of shipping cases, manufacturer of (paper) shipping cases
Lucy C Hamilton, 36, born in Ohio, home
Edward C Hamilton, 2, born in Ohio

Residence from 1954 to 1960 University Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   5b
General

1954 Cleveland City Directory
Charles E (Lucy) Hamilton, salesman River Raisin Paper, resides Univ Hts Ohio
Thomas E (Ethel) home 13417? Kelso Ave

1954, 1960 Cleveland City Directory
Charles E (Lucy) Hamilton, salesman River Raisin Paper, resides Univ Hts Ohio

Residence 1985 Macedonia, Summit County, Ohio, United States   1a
Death January 28, 1985 Aurora, Portage County, Ohio, United States   1a
Event Note

Ohio, Death Index, Certificate Number: 006337

Charles E Hamilton
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 24 Jan 1985
Event Place: Aurora, Portage, Ohio, United States
Residence Place: Macedonia, Summit, Ohio, United States
Male, white, married, 81
Industry: Not specified manufacturing industries
Occupation: Sales representatives, mining, manufacturing, and wholesale
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States

"Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VKYC-83V : accessed 18 February 2015), Charles E Hamilton, 24 Jan 1985; from "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007," index, Ancestry; citing vol. 25928, certificate number 006337, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus; Ohio Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Columbus.

Burial   All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, Geauga County, Ohio, United States   11

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father James Morris HamiltonJanuary 13, 1872August 18, 1956
Mother Jane Anne BillupsJune 15, 1874October 4, 1953
    Brother     Louis Kiel Hamilton November 18, 1897 July 22, 1976
    Brother     James Morris Hamilton November 27, 1899 August 6, 1941
    Brother     Barrett Earl Hamilton November 3, 1901 September 4, 1966
         Charles Elmer Hamilton December 29, 1903 January 28, 1985
    Sister     Daughter Hamilton October 4, 1910 October 4, 1910
    Sister     Daughter Hamilton October 4, 1910 October 4, 1910

Families

Family of Charles Elmer Hamilton and Mildred Virginia Keiser

Married Wife Mildred Virginia Keiser ( b. November 9, 1904 d. March 4, 1934 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage November 25, 1927 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States   12a 13a
General

Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records

Ancestry says: Church of the Ascension, Episcopal, Philadelphia
intro to the microfilm says: St Mary's Pro Cathedral, Marriages
next page says: St Mary's Pro Cathedral, formerly Ascension, marriages

Marriages
November 25, 1927
at Church House Chapel
Charles Elmer Hamilton, 24, residence: Pittsburgh
Mildred Virginia Keiser, 24, residence: Perth Amboy

witnesses: John Ratcliffe, Helen Folwell
minister: Richard [J?] Morris

[note: Mildred's father is in the 1929 Perth Amboy City Directory, but not for 1927 or 1930. 1928 is not at ancestry.]
---------
the civil record is not online (Sept 2020), but is indexed in
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Marriage Indexes, at familysearch.org
Name: Charles E Hamilton
Spouse's Name: Keiser
Event Year: 1927
License Number: 553276

Name: Hamilton
Spouse's Name: Mildred V Keiser
Event Year: 1927
License Number: 553276

for Charles: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJY4-V9M
for Mildred: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JV93-44P

Family of Charles Elmer Hamilton and Lucy O'Rourke

Married Wife Lucy O'Rourke ( b. March 28, 1914 d. June 9, 1985 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage May 29, 1947 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   11

Source References

  1. Ohio, Death Index
      • Page: Charles E Hamilton, 24 Jan 1985, Aurora, Certificate Number: 006337
  2. 1910 United States Federal Census
  3. World War I Draft Registration Cards
  4. 1920 United States Census
  5. City Directories
      • Page: 1928 Jamestown NY
      • Page: 1927 Dayton City Directory, page 630, image 322
  6. National Archives and Records Administration: 1930 United States Census
      • Page: Pittsburgh, ED 0224, family 274
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCCD-7YJ : accessed 14 Feb 2014), Louis K Hamilton, Pittsburgh (Districts 1-250), Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0224, sheet , family 274, NARA microfilm publication .

  7. Pennsylvania Death Certificates
      • Page: Mildred Hamilton, March 4, 1934
  8. Postal Cover
      • Page: Feb 8, 1935, B.E.Hamilton to Chas E Hamilton
      • Citation:

        Addressee: Mr Chas E Hamilton, 847 Highland St North, St Petersburg, FL
        Postmark: Feb 8, 1935

  9. 1940 United States Census
      • Page: Pittsburgh, (ED) 69-362, sheet 6B, line 53, family 103
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQWZ-SPD : 7 January 2021), Louis K Hamilton, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 69-362, sheet 6B, line 53, family 103, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3662.

  10. 1950 United States Federal Census
      • Page: University Heights, Cuyahoga County Ohio, ED 18-166
      • Citation:

        https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/202438235:62308?_phsrc=tFw64&_phstart=successSource&gsfn=charles&gsln=hamilton&ml_rpos=1&queryId=e86e34c8625b31ea572b984b327a73db

        https://1950census.archives.gov/search/?county=Cuyahoga&ed=18-166&name=hruby&page=1&state=OH

         

  11. Family information
  12. Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Marriage Indexes
      • Page: Charles E Hamilton and Mildred V Keiser, 1927; citing license number 553276, Clerk of the Orphan's Court. City Hall.
  13. Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records
      • Page: Nov 25, 1927, Church of the Ascension, Philadelphia (later St Mary's)