Hamilton County, NEGenWeb Project - 1890 History Table of Contents

Hamilton County NEGenWeb Project



1890 History of Hamilton County

"Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Adams, Clay, Hall and Hamilton Counties"
A Brief Descriptive History of Hamilton County, and numerous
Biographical Sketches of the Citizens

The Goodspeed Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill.
©1890

(Note: Only Hamilton County is available here)
(See the Hall County section on the Hall County NEGenWeb Project site.)




Hamilton County

CONTENTS


CHAPTER XXVIII

GENERAL DESCRIPTION-BOUNDARY AND AREA-PHYSICAL FEATURES, STREAMS, ETC.-GEOLOGIC FORMATION-SOIL-
PRODUCTIVENESS - STATISTICAL VALUATION - POPULATION - CLIMATE - STORMS - DAYS OF OLD -
ZOOLOGY-EARLIEST INHABITANTS IN COUNTY-ABORIGINES-EXPLORATIONS-MOR-
MON TRAIL-RANCHES-FIRST SETTLEMENTS-A NUMBER OF PIONEERS-
REMINISCENCES-INDIAN DEPREDATIONS-A FEW FIRST
THINGS-EARLY AGRICULTURISTS NOW OTHER-
WISE OCCUPIED-DECEASED PIONEERS





CHAPTER XXIX

LEGISLATIVE ACTS - BOUNDARIES DEFINED - REPRESENTATION - SENATORIAL AND REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS -
SECTION LINES - ORGANIZATION AND FORMATION - COUNTY SEAT WAR - COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS -
ESTIMATE OF EXPENSES FOR 1890 - JUDICIAL HISTORY - DISTRICT COURT - BEGINNING - EARLY
TERMS - OFFICIALS - ROLL OF ATTORNEYS - PRESENT COURT OFFICERS - CASES
OF CIVIL IMPORTANCE - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL CASES.





CHAPTER XXX

POLITICAL HISTORY - FIRST VOTERS - EARLIEST ELECTIONS - FORMATION OF PARTIES - CONVENTIONS -
EATABLIHSMENT OF PARTY INTERESTS - THE LINES DRAWN - CANDIDTATES - INTERESTING
CONTESTS - HISTORY OF POLITICAL MOVEMENTS - ELECTION OF 1889 - STATISTICS -
ELECTION RETURNS - ROSTER OF PUBLIC SERVANTS





CHAPTER XXXI

JOURNALISM AND JOURNALISTS - FIRST EFFORTS - NEWSPAPERS IN HAMILTON COUNTY - STYLE OF PUBLICATION -
PERIODICALS - PRESENT NEWSPAPER MEN - OFFICE EQUIPMENTS - AFFAIRS OF MILITARY IMPORTANCE -
HISTORICAL SKETCH - G. A. R. POSTS - VETERANS - SOCIETIES - AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIA-
TIONS - GRANGE - FIRST FAIR - FARMERS' ALLICANCE - HAMILTON COUNTY MED-
ICAL SOCIETY - SCHOLASTICE AFFAIRS - ORGANIZATION OF SCHOOL
DISTRICTS - FIRST SCHOOL - GRADES, ETC. - SUPERIN-
TENDENT'S REPORT OF 1889.





CHAPTER XXXII

CITY OF AURORA - LOCATION AND APPEARANCE - HISTORY OF PROPOSED ORIGIN - ORIGINAL SITE - BEGINNING - BUILD -
ING UP OF THE VILLAGE - ADDITIONS - FURST STRUCTURES - EARLY BUSINESS MEN - INCORPORATION - CHARACTER
OF BUILDINGS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS - ROSTER OF OFFICERS - POST-OFFICE - RAIL-
ROADS - EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS - INDUSTRIES - FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - CHURCHES, WITH
SKETCHES OF THEIR HISTORY - SECRET SOCIETIES - OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
GENERAL FEATURES OF AURORA'S ATTRACTIVENESS.





CHAPTER XXXIII

OTHER VILLAGES AND TOWNS IN HAMILTON COUNTY - BRIEF HISTORICAL SKETCH - THEIR IMPORTANCE -
CENTERS OF COMMERCIAL INFLUENCE - POPULATION - BUSINESS AFFAIRS - INDICATION OF
ADVANCEMENT - RELIGIOUS AND SCHOOL INTERESTS, ETC. - ORVILLE -
HAMPTON - STOCKHAM - BOMFIELD - MARQUETTE -
PHILLIPS - COUNTY CHURCHES.





Hamilton County Biographies



Anderson, B. F.Schoonover, Isaac Wells
Brock, John N.Scovill, Hon. Daniel A.
Cassell, Hon. John NelsonShort, Christopher
Evans, C. H.Smith, Judge Jerome H.
Foster, JonathanStalnaker, Samuel
Gibbons, IsraelSteenburg, Dr. Edward Arthur
Gray, John W.Swearingen, Jacob W.
Hastings, Loren W.Thomas, Alexander Napier
Jones, ChaunceyWagner, Gustave L.
Lewis, AlonzoWhitmore, John A.
Lyon, JasonWoodard, Dr. Daniel S.





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