Source: Decatur, IL paper 10/01/1929
Fred E. HAMILTON
Fred E. Hamilton of 1204 East Hickory street and until a few months ago engaged in the grocery business in Vandalia, died at
8:45 o'clock Monday night at St. Mary's hospital. He would have been forty-three years old next week. His death followed
an operation for a ruptured
Mr. Hamilton was born in Fayette county Oct. 10, 1886, and most of his
life was spent in that neighborhood. He was
engaged in the grocery business in Vandalia for a number of years and was well known there. He came to Decatur five
months ago from Vandalia. He was a member of the Presbyterian church in Loogootee. He was also a member of the Odd
Fellows lodge and the Modern Woodman camp. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Hamilton of Vandalia,
and the following children: Mrs. H.A. Smith, Darrelle, Rochelle, Charles, Myron, Richard, Fred, Jr., and Francis Hamilton,
all of Vandalia. He also leaves the following sisters and brothers: Emma E. Hamilton of 2069 Wood street, Corda E. Schwarm
and Carrie E. Bledsoe, both of Johnson City; Della E. Ladd of Ketesport, Pa.; Ray E. Hamilton of St. Louis, Mrs. Zola E Lewis
of East St. Louis and Clyde E. Hamilton of Alma. The body was taken to Dawson & Wikoff funeral directors, and prepared
Source: Decatur Herald and Review 03/17/1977
Osceola MAHON Hamilton
Mrs. Fred E. (Osceola Mahon) Hamilton, 89, died noon in Fayette County
Nursing Home, Vandalia. Funeral services will be
2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church, Vandalia. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia.
Burial will be in Old Loogootee Cemetery.
Mrs. Hamilton was born in Fayette County, daughter of Henry and Elvira Mahon. She was a member of First Baptist Church,
Vandalia, and American Legion Auxiliary, Vandalia. She married Fred E. Hamilton in 1907. He died in 1929.
Surviving are sons, Myron of Panama City, Fla.; Richard, Fred, and Charles, all of Vandalia; daughters, Mrs. Harry (Helen)
Smith and Rochelle, both of Vandalia; Mrs. Stanley (Frances) Wolff of Centralia; 19 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren;
11 great-great-grandchildren. Three children and six brothers preceeded her in death.
Source: Vandalia Leader-Union paper Oct. 1973
Darrell M. Hamilton, 62, of Vandalia died at 4:40 p.m. Friday, Oct.19, in Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia. Funeral services
were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Berry and Hohlt Funeral Home, Vandalia, the Rev. Dr. Archie Brown officiating. Burial
was in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia.
Mr. Hamilton was born in Loogootee April 1, 1911, a son of Fred and Osceola (Mahon) Hamilton. He and Verna Crotser
were married August 17, 1932, at Salem. He was a member of the Vandalia Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife; daughters,
Mrs. Donna Smith of Vandalia, Mrs. Charlotte Cosselman of Mound, Minn., Mrs. Marilyn Patterson of Mt. Vernon; sons,
Robert of Vandalia, Gene of Minooka, Jack of Mt. Vernon; mother of Vandalia; sisters, Rochelle Hamilton, Mrs. Helen
Smith, both of Vandalia, Mrs. Frances Wolff of Centralia; brothers, Myron of Panama City, Fla., Charles, Richard, Fred, all
of Vandalia; seven grandchildren.