Biography of John F. Hamilton
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





John Fulton Hamilton, deceased, was one of the best known and most successful business men of WelIsville, where he spent his entire life. He was born July 23, 1867, the son of William Milton and Ellen (Patterson) Hamilton.

William Milton Hamilton was a native of Ohio. He settled in Wellsville in 1859 and was successfully engaged in the drug business until his death in 1891. His wife died in 1919. Mr. Hamilton was a prominent member of the Presbyterian Church and served as Sunday School superintendent for 30 years. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton: Mary E., Jennie May, and John Fulton, all deceased.

John Fulton Hamilton attended the local public schools and then entered Duff's College, Pittsburgh, where he completed his business course, after which he became teller in the old First National Bank. He held this position for many years, resigning to take over the duties of the drug store which his father conducted on East Main Street. He was a well known druggist of this section for more than 30 years, and died at Wellsyule, Sept. 27, 1923. He is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery.

On Sept. 12, 1893, Mr. Hamilton was united in marriage with Miss Adelia Kate Barr, who was born at Frankfort Springs, Pa., the daughter of James E. and Anna H. Barr. Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton had no children.

Mr. Hamilton was a Republican and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Hamilton lives in the family residence at 601 Riverside Avenue. Mr. Hamilton was always regarded both socially and in his business relations as a valuable citizen of Columbiana County.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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