Obituaries - Joseph HAMILTON
Macomb Journal, (hand written in Dec. 1, 1918) probably from December 1918
Joseph Franklin Hamilton died yesterday at the home of his son Ray at Good Hope, aged 64 years, 11 months and 29 days. No arrangements have been made as yet for the funeral services, but interment will be made at Good Hope. Death was the result of a long period of confinement with paralysis which he had borne patiently. He was born December 3, 1852 near Good Hope and has always lived in that vicinity. He was married on March 5, 1879 to Anna L. Allison who is deceased. He has been a member of the Presbyterian church since early childhood and in his passing away McDonough county loses a highly respected man and worthy citizen. Since the death of his wife a few years ago he has made his home with Ray Hamilton, a son of Good Hope. He is mourned by three sons, Andrew W., of Jansen, Canada, Arthur A. of Gray, Canada, Ray H. of Good Hope and also one daughter Mrs. Edith B. Kirkpatrick of Washington D.C. One brother, Wm. Levi of Biloxi, Miss., survives.
Contributed by Debbie Hamilton