Bio: Hamilton, George F. (1881)


Surnames: Hamilton, Stearns

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 340

GEORGE F. HAMILTON, physician and surgeon. Was born in Chemung Co., N. Y., April 28, 1839. Came to Wisconsin in the Fall of 1852; resided in Fond du Lac County until the Spring of 1853, then moved to Oakfield, Dodge Co., where he remained until 1856, afterward lived at Hillsboro, Vernon Co. In 1862, went to Sheldon, Monroe Co., there until 1866, then returned to Vernon County, resided one year in Bloomingdale, and two years in Springville, then for one year resided at Sparta. In 1870, he came to Augusta. The doctor received his medical education at Bennett Eclectic Medical College of Chicago. Commenced practice in 1866. After coming to Augusta, he ran a drug store in connection with the practice of his profession. For last five years he has been extensively engaged in farming. In December, 1863, he enlisted in Co. I, 37th Wis. V. I.; was discharged March 18, 1865, on account of wounds received before Petersburg, Va. He was the first village President of Augusta, who was elected on the no license ticket. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M., and I. O. O. F. societies. He was married in Sheldon, Monroe Co., Wis., Dec. 6, 1859, to Orra M. Stearns, a native of Newbury, Geauga Co., Ohio. She came to Wisconsin in 1855. They have two children living, Ernest A., born Dec. 1, 1862 and Claude F., born April 19, 1872. Lost one son born Jan. 27, 1861, and died March 12, 1877.



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