The Dillon Herald, Dillon South Carolina
November 7, 1918, Vol. 22, No. 5
Another substantial citizen has fallen a victim to the dread disease in the
death of Austin Hamilton, which occurred Wednesday night. Mr. Hamilton was a
fine specimen of the physical man and enjoyed most excellent health until
seized with the terrible malady to which he succumbed in a few days. Just a
week previous to his death Mr. Hamilton was called upon to mourn the death of
his brother W. W. Hamilton who passed away in a few days after he was
prostrated. All of Mr. W. W. Hamilton's family were down with the disease
when he died and his brother overtaxed himself administering in their hour of
double affliction. A few days after his brother's death he was taken ill.
He was promptly removed to the hospital where he received the best of
physical attention and the most careful nursing, but the progress of the
disease could not be stayed and Wednesday he gave up the fight.
Mr. Hamilton was a substantial farmer and citizen. He was a very quiet
unobtrusive man who attended strictly to his own affairs and lived in peace
and harmony with all who knew him. He owned several farms near town which he
worked with good judgment and was getting ahead in he world when the final
The interment was made at the Hamilton burying ground Thursday afternoon, the
services being conducted by Dr. W. B. Duncan.
Mr. Hamilton leaves a wife and two small children and host of friends to mourn
Submitted by Helen Moody, 17 Oct 2002.
Copyright © 2002, 2005, 2011, 2014 Victoria Proctor. All rights reserved.
This WEB page is copyrighted and may not be copied, altered, converted or uploaded to
any electronic system or BBS, message board, mailing list or web site, nor included in any
software collection or print collection of any type without the express written permission
of the author.