Obituaries - Anna HAMILTON
Very poor copy, probably from the Macomb Journal, February 1916
Mrs. J.F. Hamilton of two and one half miles southeast of Good Hope died suddenly Sunday morning about 11 o'clock while entering the Good Hope Presbyterian church. She preceded her husband into the entrance, he remaining behind to tie up the horse; As Mr. Hamilton came into the vestibule he saw his wife holding her head and then suddenly she toppled over, falling down the steps to the basement. Though he quickly caught hold, he was unable to prevent her from falling. It developed that she had been overcome by an apoplectic stroke and died within a few minutes. A physician was called but she was beyond human relief. She had not been particularly ill, the stroke coming entirely unexpectedly. Her age was 60 years 10 months 17 days Funeral services conducted by Rev. Mr. Goff,
were held at the ? Wednesday afternoon ? ? ? interment in the Good Hope cemetery.
Anna L. daughter of Andrew H. and Lucinda Allison was born south of Macomb where she lived with her parents until ? united in marriage, March 5, 1879 with J.F. Hamilton, since which time her home has been near Good Hope, the homestead being two and one half miles southeast of that village. Mr. Hamilton has been in poor health for a year, and following a sale Feb. 22, they expected to leave the farm and live in town.
The deceased was a woman of marked strength of character and possessed of a kindliness that made her loved by everyone. She joined the Presbyterian church in early life and has since lived true to her procession of faith. In her death the community in which she lived feels a keen loss. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edith Kirkpatrick of Ancon, Canal Zone; three sons Bern of Jansen, Saskatchewan, Can. Arthur of Gray, Saskatchewan, Can. And Ray of Good Hope. There survive also three sisters, Mrs. Abbie L. Bennett, ;of Gooding, Idaho; Mrs. Elizabeth Watson and Miss Flora M. Allison of Macomb; by brothers Eugene Allison, Theodore B. Allison, Thad C. Allison, and Joe H. Allison all of Macomb, and ? grandchildren. Four brothers and one sister are deceased.
Contributed by Debbie Hamilton