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John Wesley PENCE
(1840-1877)
Sarah Kathryn KITE
(1842-1920)
James M. KITE
(1839-1889)
Mary Catherine ZIMMERMAN
(1840-After 1910)
Jason Price PENCE
(1862-1960)
Rose Etta KITE
(1860-1909)

Ruth Naomi PENCE
(1895-1975)

 

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Spouses/Children:
James Martin HAMILTON

  • Everett Elvin HAMILTON+
  • Virgie Etta HAMILTON+
  • Dorothy HAMILTON+
  • Irvin HAMILTON+
  • Harold James HAMILTON+
  • Ruby HAMILTON
  • Elsie R. HAMILTON
  • Marvie HAMILTON
  • Elmer Wayne HAMILTON

Ruth Naomi PENCE

  • Born: 30 Apr 1895, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, United States
  • Marriage: James Martin HAMILTON on 29 Aug 1913 in , Madison County, Arkansas, United States 1
  • Died: 14 Oct 1975, Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States at age 80 2 3
  • Buried: 16 Oct 1975, McGehee, Desha County, Arkansas, United States 4
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bullet  Research Notes:

I wrote the Champaign County Probate Court in Ohio for Ruth Naomi Pence's birth record on 31 Mar 2005. I received a reply dated 11 Apr 2005 that a record could not be found.

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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Census, 7 Jun 1900, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, United States. 5

Census: 1920, 15 Jan 1920, Boston, Madison County, Arkansas, United States. 6

Census: 1930, 8 Apr 1930, Boston, Madison County, Arkansas, United States. 7

Residence, Dec 1970, McGehee, Desha County, Arkansas, United States. 8

Death, 14 Oct 1975, Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States.

Obituary: Dumas Clarion, 15 Oct 1975, Dumas, Desha County, Arkansas, United States. 9


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Ruth married James Martin HAMILTON, son of Joseph HAMILTON and Sirena Ellen WARD, on 29 Aug 1913 in , Madison County, Arkansas, United States.1 (James Martin HAMILTON was born on 15 Apr 1889 in Pettigrew, Madison County, Arkansas, United States,10 11 died on 17 Dec 1977 in Huntsville, Madison County, Arkansas, United States 12 13 14 and was buried on 19 Dec 1977 in , Madison County, Arkansas, United States 15.)


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1 Marriage Certificate,

MARRIAGE LICENSE
STATE OF ARKANSAS
County of Madison

To any Person Authorized by Law to Solemnize Marriage--Greeting:
You are Hereby Commanded to Solemnize the Rite and Publish the Banns of Matrimony Between Mr. J. M. Hamilton of Pettigrew in the County of Madison and State of Arkansas, aged 24 years, and Miss Ruth Pence of Pettigrew in the County of Madison and State of Ark. aged 18 years, according to law, and do you officially sign and return this License to the parties herein named.
WITNESS my hand and official seal, this 28 day of Aug A.D. 1913
F. W. Patrick, Clerk.
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CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
STATE OF ARKANSAS
County of Madison
I, J. E. Ryler do hereby certify that on the 29 day of Aug A.D. 1913, I did duly and according to law, as commanded in the foregoing License solemnize the Rite and publish the Banns of Matrimony between the parties therein named.
WITNESS my hand this 29 day of August A.D. 1913
J. E. Ryler, M. T.
My credentials are recorded in Recorder's Office, Newton County, Arkansas, Book B Page 109 Filed for Record the 1 day of Sep 1913. Recorded this 1 day of Sept 1913
F. W. Patrick, Clerk and Recorder.

2 Death Certificate, Louisiana #117-75-26-830.

State File Number: 117-75-26-830

1.Name of Deceased: Ruth Hamilton
2.a. Date of Death: 10/14/75
b. Hour:1 p.m.
3.Sex: Female
4.Color or Race: White
5.Marital Status:Widowed [Not true. James Martin was alive.]
6.Surviving Spouse:
7.Birth Date: 04/30/1893
8.Age:82 Years, 5 Months, 14 Days
If under 24 hours:HoursMinutes
9.a. Place of Birth:Ohio
b. Citizen of what Country:United States
10.a. Usual Occupation:Household duties
b. Kind of Business:
11.Social Security Number: 430-62-5582
12. Place of Death
a. City, Town, LocationMonroe, LA
b. ParishOuachita
c. Name of HospitalSt. Francis Hospital
d. Inside City Limits?Yes
13.Usual Residence
a. City, Town, LocationDumas
b. CountyDesha
c. StateArkansas
d. Street Address720 East Farmer
e. Inside City Limits?Yes
14.Father-Name:Pence, J. P.
15.Mother-Maiden Name:Unknown
16.a. Informant Name:Mrs. William Chidester
b. Date of Signature:10/15/75
17.Cause of Death
(a)Aspiration pneumonia
Approximate interval between Onset and Death:24 hours
(b)due to or as a consequence of brain hemorrage
Approximate interval between Onset and Death:24 hours
(c)due to or as a consequence of metastalic carcunoma of sufium
Approximate interval between Onset and Death:3 years
18.Other Significant Conditions:Generalized alterrosclerosis
a. Autopsy:No
b. Findings considered:Y or N
19.a. Accident, Suicide, Homicide, or Undetermined:
b. How Injury Occurred:
c. Time of Injury:
d. Injury Occurred While at Work?
e. Place of Injury
f. City, Town, or Location
20.Physician attended from 10/23/71 to present and that death occurred on the date and hour stated above.
21.a. Signature of Physician:[signed but illegible]
b. Date Signed:10/14/75
22.a. Burial?:Removal
b. Cemetery and Location:Dyer Funeral Home, McGehee, Arkansas
23.Signature and Address of
Funeral Director: Hixson Bros.-Monroe, La.
24.Burial Transit Permit Number:37-1289
25.Parish of Issue:Ouachita
26.Date Rec'd by Local Reg.:10/14/1975.
27.Registrar's Signature:W. Carroll S[illegible], MD
.

3 Ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index (Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006), 430-62-5582. Name: Ruth Hamilton
SSN: 430-62-5582
Last Residence: 71654 Mc Gehee, Desha, Arkansas, United States of America
Born: 30 Apr 1895
Died: Oct 1975 State (Year)
SSN issued: Arkansas (1952
.

4 Dumas Clarion, Dumas, Desha County, Arkansas, 15 Oct 1975, Mrs. Hamilton Dies Tuesday, McGehee Cemetary.

Mrs. Hamilton Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Ruth Hamilton, 82, of Dumas, formerly of McGehee, died Tuesday afternoon at St. Francis Hospital in Monroe, La. She was the widow of Martin J. Hamilton and was a member of the First Baptist Church of McGehee.
Survivors include four sons, Everett Hamilton and Harold Hamilton of Fort Worth, Tex., Irvin Hamilton of Quincy, Ohio and Elmer Hamilton of Dumas; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Beavers of Haughton, La., Mrs. Marvie Whatley of Monroe and Mrs. Dorothy Chidester of Dumas, with whom she resided; a sister, Mrs. Red Walker of Umatilla, Oregon; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Service were at 3 p.m. Thursday October 16th at First Baptist Church in McGehee by Rev. Mason Craig and Rev. Charles Cuthbertson. Burial was in McGehee Cemetery by Dupwe's Dyer Funeral Home of McGehee.

5 1900 United States Federal Census, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio; Roll: T623 1245; Page 5A; Enumeration District: 16.

Name: Ruth N Pence
Home in 1900: Urbana, Champaign, Ohio
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896
Birthplace: Ohio
Relationship to head-of-house:Daughter
Father's Name: Jason P
Mother's Name: Rosa
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Jason P Pence 37
Rosa Pence 40
Randle P Pence 19
Elva B Pence 11
Raymond O Pence 9
Ruth N Pence 4
Catherine Kite 62.

6 1920 United States Federal Census, Boston, Madison County, Arkansas; Roll: T625_71; Page: 3A: Enumeration District: 71.

Name: Ruth Hamilton
Home in 1920: Boston, Madison, Arkansas
Age: 25 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Mart
Father's Birth Place: Ohio
Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Mart Hamilton 30
Ruth Hamilton 25
Evert Hamilton 5
Virgie Hamilton 3 1/12
Lutha Hamilton 2/12.

7 1930 United States Federal Census, Boston, Madison County, Arkansas; Roll: 82; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 5.

Name: Ruth N Hamilton
Home in 1930: Boston, Madison, Arkansas
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Jamie M
Occupation: none
Education: No, Yes
Military service: -
Rent/home value: -
Age at first marriage: 18
Parents' birthplace: Ohio, Ohio
Household Members: Name Age
Jamie M Hamilton38
Ruth N Hamilton 32
Evert E Hamilton 15
Virgie E Hamilton 13
Dorothy M Hamilton 11
Irvin C Hamilton 8
Harold J Hamilton 5
Ruby E Hamilton 3 6/12
Else R Hamilton 6/12.

8 Dec 1970, Obituary of Vergie Hamilton Eldridge.

Mrs. Eldridge

Mrs. Virgie Hamilton Eldridge, 54, died last Friday morning, December 18, at her home in McGehee. She had been a resident fo McGehee for the past nineteen years and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer Eldridge; a son Elmer Eldridge, Jr. of Little Rock; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Ruth Dipert of Arlington, Texas; her mother, Mrs. Ruth Hamilton of McGehee; four brothers, Elmer Hamilton of McGehee; Ervin Hamilton of Quincy, Ohio, Everett Hamilton and Harold Hamilton, both of Fort Worth, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Chidester of Dumas, Mrs. Marvie Whatley of McGehee and Mrs. Ruby Beavers of Spring Hill, La., and three grandchildren.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Mason Craig, officiating. Burial was in the McGehee Cemetery by Dyer Funeral Home.

9 Dumas Clarion, Dumas, Desha County, Arkansas, 15 Oct 1975, Mrs. Hamilton Dies Tuesday, Dumas Clarion, Dumas, Arkansas, 15 Oct 1975.

10 United States Selective Service System, Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.), Roll 1530476.

REGISTRATION CARDNo. 17
1.Name in full:James Mart Hamilton
Age in Years: 28
2.Home Address:Pettigrew, Ark
3.Date of birth:April 15. 1889
4.Are you (1) a natural-born citizen, (2) a naturalized citizen, 3) an alien, (4) or have you declared your intention (specify which)? Natural Borne
5.Where were you born?Boston, Ark.
6.If not a citizen, of what nation are you a citizen or subject?
7.What is your present trade, occupation or office? Farming
8.By whom employed?Self
Where employed?Pettigrew
9.Have you a father, mother, wife, child under 12, or a sister orbrother under 12, soley dependent on you for support (specify which)?
Wife and 2 children
10.Married or single (which)?Married
Race? (specify which)?White
11.What military service have you had?
Rank:-
branch:-
years:-
Nation or State:-
12.Do you claim exemption from draft (specify grounds)? Sole support for family.

I affirm that I have verified above answers and that they are true.

James Mart. Hamilton
(Signature or Mark)
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REGISTRAR'S REPORT

1.Tall, medium, or short (specify which)?Tall
Slender, medium or stout (which)?Tall
2.Color of eyes:Brown
Color of hair:Black
Bald:No
3.Has personl lost arm, leg, hand, foot, eye or both eyes or is he otherwise disabled (specify)?

I certify that my answers are true, that the person registered has read his own answers, that I have witnessed his signature, and that all of his answers of which I have knowledge are true, except as follows:


Thos Clay Hunter
(Signature of Registrar)

Precinct:Boston
City or County:Madison
State:Arkansas
Date of Registration:June 15-17.

11 Social Security, Form OAC-790, Account Number 429-94-9394 for James M. Hamilton.

REQUEST FOR E/R ACTION

District Office:Fayetteville, Ark.
Code:763
Account Number:429-94-9394
Name of A/H Holder:Hamilton, James M.
Sex:M
Date of Birth:4-15-89

Identifying Information--Account Number Unknown
Father's Name:Joe Hamilton
Mothers Name:Sirena F. Ward
Place of Birth:Madison Co., Ark.

12 Ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index (Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006), 429-94-9394.

Name: James Hamilton
SSN: 429-94-9394
Last Residence: 72752 Pettigrew, Madison, Arkansas, United States of America
Born: 15 Apr 1889
Died: Dec 1977
State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (1965 )
.

13 Madison County Historical Society, Obituary Files.

Hamilton, James Martin of Pettigrew, Ark
md Ruth N. PENCE in Mad Co 29 Aug 1913
1920 Boston #45 & 1930 #3
farmer

son of 1) Joseph & Sirena Ellen WARD Hamilton
she md 2) John Lewis Washington Harris in 1894
1900 Boston #140, 1910 #111 & 1920 #38

b. 15 Apr 1889 in Pettigrew, Mad, Ark
d. 17 Dec 1977 in Huntsville, Mad, Ark hosp
Obit Th 22 Dec 1977 Mad Co Rec
Brashears-Huntsville
Muddy Gap Cemetery nr Pettigrew.

This was a card file at the historical society when I visited on 30 Aug 2006. I do not know the ultimate sources of the information and all should be verified elsewhere.

The only thing not verified is Sirena and John Harris' marriage date.

14 Arkansas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Certificate, State of Arkansas #77-019745.

Registration District No.:46
Certificate Number: 77-019745

1. Place of Death
a. CountyMadison
b. City, Town, LocationHuntsville
c. Inside City Limits?Yes
d. Name of HospitalHuntsville Memorial Hospital
2.Usual Residence
a. StateArkansas
b. CountyMadison
c. City, Town, LocationPettigrew
c. Street AddressRural
d. Inside City Limits?No
3.Name of Deceased: James Martin Hamilton
4.Date of Death: December 17, 1977, 12:12 am
5.Sex: Male
6.Color or Race: White
7.Social Security Number: 429-94-9394
8.Birth Date: April 15, 1889
9.Age:88
If under 1 year:Months Days
If under 24 hours:HoursMinutes
10.a. Usual Occupation:Farmer
b. Kind of Business:Farming
11.Place of Birth:Pettigrew, Arkansas
12.Citizen of what Country:U.S.A.
13.Marital Status:Widowed
14.Surviving Spouse:
15.Father-Name:Joe Hamilton
16.Mother-Maiden Name:Sirena Ward
17.a. Informant Name:Ethel A. Brandenburg
b. Mailing Address: Pettigrew, Arkansas 72752
18.Cause of Death
(A)due to or as a consequence of Hypostatic Pneumonia
Approximate interval between Onset and Death:6 weeks
(B)due to or as a consequence of Gen dibility ASHD
Approximate interval between Onset and Death:10 yrs
(C)412.3
Approximate interval between Onset and Death:
19.Other Significant Conditions:
a. Autopsy:
b. Findings considered:Y or N
20.a. Accident, Suicide, Homicide, or Undetermined:
b. Date of Injury:
c. Hour:
d. How Injury Occurred:
21.a. Physician attended from01-15-68
b. to 12-17-77
c. Last seen:12-17-77
d. View body after death?Yes
e. Time of death:12:12 am
22.a. On the basis of the examination of the body and/or the investigation, in my opinion, death occurred on the date and due to the cause(s) stated.
Hour of Death:
b. The decedent was pronounced dead
23.a. Signature:[signed]
b. Name:Austin C. Smith, M.D.
c. Date Signed:12-20-77
d. Address:Drawer E, Huntsville, Ark. 72740
24.a. Burial?:Burial
b. Cemetery:Muddy Gap Cemetery
c. Location:Muddy Gap, Arkansas
d. Burial date:December 19, 1977
25.Funeral Home:Brashears Funeral Home, Inc.
Drawer B, Huntsville, AR 72740
26.Embalmer:[signed] Charles R. Shinn
License Number:1560
27.Date Rec'd by Local Reg.:Dec 22 1977
28.Registrar's Signature:[signed] Norma M. Davis, D.R.

15 Autumn Dipert Brown (Photograph taken by Autumn Dipert Brown August 30, 2006.),

J. M. "Marty" Hamilton
April 15, 1889
Dec. 17, 1977.

Comments:
The grave is in the Muddy Gap Cemetery about 1 1/2 miles east of Pettigrew in Madison County, Arkansas. There are four graves in the cemetery: James Martin Hamilton, John Lewis Washington Harris, Sirena Ward Hamilton Harris, and Lewis O. Harris (son of Desta Eldridge Harris and Tom Harris who died in infancy).



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