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Lot 16 - Alma G. Hamilton - John Hamilton - William Hamilton - Dr. Chester Morris - Margaret Roberson - Mary Briggs

The following was extracted from Where The Trails Cross - Volume 26:1 Fall of 1995
By Brad L. Bettenhausen

 Lot  Original Plat Map Notations  Name and/or Marker Information  Other Comments
16  Wm. {William} Hamilton Alma G. Hamilton June 9, 1857 - June 7, 1954

John Hamilton

William Hamilton

? Hamilton

Dr. Chester Morris

J.P. & Margaret Roberson

Mary Briggs


Alma G. Hamilton - Per undated map at Midlothian Library. Stone read by Bremen HS. Stone gone before May 14, 1994 {nee Lucas (George) wife of John (William)}

Per undated map at Midlothian Library. Mention in "Pioneers In Peaceful Rest" Obituary on file SSGHS. John Hamilton  July 27, 1842 - November 28, 1925 Buried: December 2, 1925.

William Hamilton - Mention in "Pioneers In Peaceful Rest" {see also lot 60}

? Hamilton - Per undated map at Midlothian Library (possibly family stone.)

Dr. Chester Morris - Per undated map at Midlothian Library {Husband of Emily Clara Hamilton (John)}

J.P. & Margaret Roberson - Per undated map at Midlothian Library {Margaret nee Hamilton (William Sr.)}

Mary Briggs - Per undated map at Midlothian Library {nee Hamilton (William Sr.) wife of Wesley Briggs}




John Hamilton headstone was recovered by the Grove Restoration Project in 2013. Headstone was found in the backyard of Steve C. of Joliet, IL and was abandon by the old owners of his home. See newspaper article for further details.





The following was submitted by Brad L. Bettenhausen, President of the Tinley Park Historical Society

Blue Island Sun Standard; June 10, 1954

Mrs. Alma Hamilton -

Mrs. Alma Hamilton, 97, a native of Worth township and formerly of Blue Island, died Monday at West Palm Beach, Florida, where she resided with her daughter, Mrs. Chester H. Morris.

A son, John E. Hamilton, resides in California.

She was the grandmother of Susan and Jane.

At rest at the funeral home at 13050 Greenwood, where services were held this morning at 11 with Rev Wallace Ault, pastor of the First Congregational church officiating. Interment was at Bachelor Grove cemetery.




The following was extracted from Where The Trails Cross - Volume 26:1 Fall of 1995
By Brad L. Bettenhausen

Blue Island Sun-Standard - December 3, 1925

John Hamilton, for many years a resident of Bachelor's Grove and later of Blue Island, died at his home, 174 Walnut street, Saturday afternoon, Nov. 28th. He was one of the oldest settlers of Bremen Township, being born there July 27, 1842, living on a farm next to the Midlothian Country Club, until 1903, when the family moved to Blue Island. With his wonderful philosophy of life, his kindly disposition, he spread cheer along his path and made many warm friends by whom his loss will be keenly felt. He is survived by his widow, Alma G., his daughter, Mrs. Chester H Morris of Chicago and his son, John Emerson of San Francisco. Another daughter, Florence, wife of Edward J. Rohrer of this city, died 4 years ago in San Diego. Funeral services were held yesterday (Wednesday) from the late residence, 174 Walnut street, conducted by Rev. Rufus A White, pastor of the Liberal church of Englewood. Interment was in Bachelor's Grove cemetery.



The following was submitted by Ray Johnson of hauntdetective.com

Copy of original newspaper article sent in by Matt Galik of Mokena, Illinois.

Chicago Tribune - November 29, 1925

HAMILTON - John Hamilton, Nov. 28, dearly beloved husband of Alma G., devoted father of Emily H. Morris of Chicago, John Emerson of San Francisco, and the late Florence Rohrer of San Diego. Funeral services at 174 Walnut St., Blue Island, Tuesday at 2:30. Interment Bachelors' Grove cemetery.




The following was extracted from www.findagrave.com

Margaret H Hamilton Roberson


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