Contributed by Gigimo
Description: David S. Hamilton.Date: July 8 1920
Newspaper published in: Houston, MO
David S. Hamilton was born near Cabool, Mo., September 13, 1853, and died June 18, 1920, having lived to the age of 66 years, 9 months and 5 days.
He was married to Eliza C. McDowell on February 27, 1879. To this union six children were born, of whom four are still living, namely: Mrs. W. C. Ray, Pendleton, Oregon; W. D. Hamilton, Pomery, Washington; T. L. Hamilton, Macksville, Kansas, and Mrs. O. H. Harral, of Plato, Mo. After the death of his first wife he married Mrs. Cordelia Phillips September 24, 1896, and to this union five children were born, of whom three are living and at home at this time, namely: Pearl, Jewel and Ruth.
King Hamilton was a man familiar to every one for miles around. He had the unique experience of having been born and his death occurring on the same farm on which his parents had settled and where his entire life had been spent, never having been absent over thirty days from the place at one time.
He was a big-hearted, genial, lovable man, kind to his family, respected by everyone, honest and upright, charitable, a type of the old school of gentlemen, one who lived not merely to accumulate dollars, but given to hospitality and belief in his fellow men, with his door always open to his friends.
Religiously he believed in the faith of the Methodist church, of which his parents were members.
Politically he was first, last and always a Democrat, believing that to be a real man he must be interested in his government, a fact worthy of emulation.
His health had not been good for a year past, but lately he had seemed so much improved that both he and his family were encouraged to think that he had many years yet to live, but fate ruled otherwise, and on the evening of June 18 he was suddenly stricken with apoplexy and died in a short time.
His influence in a quiet way, his good humor, lack of avarice, his peace and contentment are worthy of applause, and in the passing of King Hamilton the community has sustained a loss second only to that of his family, who have the sympathy of the entire county in their sad bereavement.