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HAMILTON, James D.


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    Cambria Freeman, 28 Jan 1881, Page 3, Contributed by Lisa Baker

DEATH OF JAMES D. HAMILTON.

This well known gentleman died at his residence in Johnstown on Tuesday last, in the sixty-third year of his age. He was a native of New Jersey, and about 1842 came to Plane No. 2, on the Old Portage Railroad, and engaged himself as a barkeeper to the late Gideon Marlet who then kept a hotel at that place. He then married his wife, Miss Crum, and shortly after 1850 removed to Wilmore, where he embarked in the hotel business and also became interested in a line of hacks between that place and Ebensburg. In 1867 he went to Johnstown and resided there until the time of his death. He was gifted with much more than average ability, was a close observer of the world and all its wa(y)s, invariably reserved his temper, which was of the most genial nature, and in every respect was a most pleasant and companionable gentleman. He was widely known throughout the county, as well as beyond its limits, and his large circle of friends will sincerely regret to hear of his death. He leaves a widow with three daughters and one son. His funeral took place at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Peace to his ashes.

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