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Ashley Thomas Hamilton 

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David Dickerson Hamilton
7/24/1842 - 5/11/1922

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12/10/1852 - 1/30/1931
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Ashley Thomas Hamilton
10/19/1883 - 2/22/1932
(Shown at age 42)
Ashley Thomas Hamilton was born on October 19, 1883 in Davidson Co,, Tennessee and died on February 22, 1932 in Davidson Co., Tennessee. He lived to be 48 years old.

He married Mamie Goostree Criddle (2/21/1886 - 5/25/1957 Davidson,TN).
They had three children: Leonora Estella (1905 -1993), Dorothy Ann (1910-1955 married Marcellus George Hudson Harsh), and Mary Virginia (1914-1973 married Louis Russell Schubert).
Census6/1/1900 Nashville Ward 13 TN (Davidson County) 16 yrs old 
517, 129 - David D. Hamilton (age57), Margret A. Hamilton (47), Paul P. Hamilton (25), Herman Hamilton (18), Ashley Hamilton (16), Elsie Hamilton (12), Phillip Hamilton (10), John M. Blake (41)& Emily Blake (28). All were born in TN, as were their parents. David and Margret have been married 30 years, they had 7 childern, 6 are living. David is a school teacher,Paul is a book kepper.  
Census1/2/1920 Nashville Ward 10 TN (Davidson County) 36 yrs old 
903 - Ashley Hamilton (36), Mamie Hamilton (33), Leonora Hamilton (14), Dorothy Hamilton (9)& Virginia Hamilton (5). They were all born in TN. Ashley is a asst. Superviser at ______. 
Census4/10/1930 TN (Davidson County) 46 yrs old 
403 - Ashley T. Hamilton (age46), Mamie Hamilton (43), Leonora Hamilton (22)& Virginia Hamilton (16). They own thier home, that is valed at $4300. Ashley was married at age 27 and Mamie at age 18. Ashley is a asst. Sup. at the Stian Rail Road Yard.  
Newspaper2/22/1932 Nashville TN  48 yrs old 
The following obituary most likely appeared in the company newsletter of the Louisville and Nashville (L&N) Railroad Co.; it was written by V. D. Howard:
The untimely death of Ashley Thomas Hamilton, assistant superintendent of the Nashville Terminals, which occurred at 7:30 A.M. February 22, is deeply deplored by all who knew him.
He was born at Donelson, Tenn., near Nashville, on October 19, 1883, and educated in the public schools of Nashville and at the old Nashville Bible School. He entered railroad service at an early age under W. P. Bruce, then master of trains of the Nashville Terminals, about 1901. Shortly thereafter he went to Birmingham and was employed under L. G. Waldrop and was given charge of the night yard at Ensley, Ala., soon after obtaining promotion to the position of secretary to J. R. Wheeler, assistant superintendent at Birmingham. About 1905 he returned to Nashville to work in the local freight office, and shortly thereafter he went to New Mexico and worked for the Santa Fe and Missouri Pacific. He returned to Nashville and was employed in the Nashville Terminal in 1907 as a clerk.
During the year of 1916 and 1917 he was released for special service with the American Railway Association and Council of National Defense. After his tenure of office with the American Railway Association he returned to his former position and in March 1918 he was appointed assistant master of trains of the Nashville Terminals, and on July 1, 1918, he was appointed assistant superintendent, probably one of the youngest men ever appointed to such a responsible position.
Funeral services were held at the Vine Street Christian Church at 2:30 o'clock the afternoon of February 23, and an evidence of the esteem in which he was held by the employees, his many friends and patrons of the railroads is the fact that the capacity of the church was insufficient to hold the large number of friends who came to pay their final respects.
He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Misses Leonora and Virginia Hamilton, and Mrs. M. G. Harsh of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Lee J. Watkins of Nashville; three brothers, Paul and Phillip W. Hamilton of Cristobal, Canal Zone, and Herman  

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6 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
12 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
14 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
17 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
17 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
18 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
19 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
20 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
21 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
23 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
23 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
23 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
29 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
30 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
31 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
40 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
40 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
41 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
43 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
44 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
45 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
2 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
25 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
29 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
30 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
34 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
36 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
26 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
27 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
44 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
46 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
47 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
49 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
26 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
31 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
34 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
36 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
37 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
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Mamie Criddle
Born on February 21, 1886 and died on May 25, 1957.
They were married 1/1/1904.

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The Children of Ashley Thomas Hamilton

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Leonora Estella Hamilton
Born in Birmingham, Alabama on August 11, 1905 and died in Campbell, California on June 9, 1993. She was 87 years old.

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