Submitted on 20 Sep 2000 by
I don't know all of these people, but
the boy on the right in the front row is Herbert Hamilton, the
larger boy just in back to his left is Pete Shelly, the man standing
in the back row second to the right of the door is George B.
Hamilton and the lady standing in the left corner is Ollie Hamilton.
Pleasant Ridge School class of 1906.
Submitted on 17 July 2009 by
The gentleman directly to the left of
George Burr Hamilton is his cousin Thomas Everett Hamilton and I
believe the gentleman with the beard who is standing directly to the
right of George is Abraham B. Hamilton, father of Thomas Hamilton
and uncle to George. He was a teacher at Pleasant Ridge and
became a member of the board (according to the book written by J.I.
Breuer and an interview I held with him some time ago). Abe
was born in Crawford County to John Wesley Hamilton and Mary Ann
Morgan. John Wesley went by the name Wesley. His father,
John Wesley Hamilton, Sr. and mother Susannah Hartman were the first
Hamiltons to move to Crawford County from Sullivan County, Tennessee
sometime in the early to mid 1840's.
The woman to the left who's wearing
the elaborate hat and holding the baby is (I believe...the photo is
kind of grainy) Bertha Gertrude Hamilton nee Windle, wife of Thomas
Hamilton and daughter of James Washington Windle and Sarah Ellen
Bray. Her parents are featured in this
photo. Not sure which child she is holding. At that
date it could either be Olive Catherine or Berkley Alexander
Hamilton. The Windles came to Crawford County from Overton
County, Tennessee in the early 1860's through way of Dent County.
The Bray's were in Crawford County by 1880. Sarah's father
William Riley Bray is buried in the Hibler Cemetery just outside of
I have extensive information on both
sides of the family as they were my grandmother Helen Hamilton
Burdick Falkenrath's parents. Anyone interested can contact