The Davis City Advance, Davis City, Iowa
Thursday, February 18, l897

The friends and relatives of MR. and MRS. JOHN HAMILTON, numbering seventy-eight in all, met at their residence Sunday, Feb. l4th, it being MR. HAMILTON's fortieth birthday.

The table was most tastefully arranged and laden with good things. Everything passed off excellent as was anticipated, as all knew the host and hostess to be a most amiable couple.

MR. HAMILTON was born in Schuyler Co., Mo. Feb. l4, l857, moved to Decatur Co., Hamilton Township in l865, came to Davis City, his present residence, in l893. He was the second oldest son of MR. ALEXANDER HAMILTON now deceased. His mother, sister and brothers were all present, with the exception of MRS. JAS. ACTON and MRS. SAM CRAIG, both being ill with la grippe.

The afternoon was spent in pleasant chat, and the friends and relatives finally turned homeward, wishing JOHN many happy returns of the day.

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September 18, 2003