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Obituaries - Ray HAMILTON

probably Macomb Journal Sept. 1957
Ray H. Hamilton, 68,  of Good Hope dies
Ray Harrison Hamilton, 68, of Good Hope died suddenly at 9:10 p.m. Saturday at the St. Francis Hospital following an illness of one week. He had been in the hospital two days. His death was attributed to a blood clot in the pulmonary artery.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Clugston Funeral home, the Rev. Cortley Burroughs officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Hamilton was born July 16,  1889 to Anna Allison and Joseph Franklin Hamilton, and had been a lifelong resident of the Good Hope community. He was a retired cattle feeder and had lived in Good Hope since 1946. He married Nina M. Purdum May 10, 1910.

Mr. Hamilton was a charter member of the farm bureau which he had helped organize in this county. He attended Western Academy and Western Illinois State Normal majoring in manual arts. He was a leader in 4 H club work for 10 years; a member of the board of education in Good Hope for 39 years; a member of the Good Hope Lodge 617 AF & AM; Illinois Council No. 1, Knoxville; Royal Arch Masons of Illinois Macomb Morse chapter 19; and the Macomb Commandery 61, Knight Templar, He joined the Good Hope Presbyterian Church during his youth.

Surviving in addition to the widow are two children, William Hamilton of Good Hope and Mrs. Helen Collins of Morrison and four grandchildren. Two brothers, Arthur Hamilton and Welbern Hamilton, and one sister, Mrs. Edith Kirkpatrick are deceased.
Friends may call at the funeral home. The family will meet friends from 7:00 - 9:00 tonight.

Contributed by Kathy Lathrop