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Thursday, March 18, 2010

1942: CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HAMILTON TOWNSHIP

All my adult life I have searched for that little bit of information which would say something like
"Hamilton Township got its name from...." Even going back to the original organizational meeting minutes, there is no reference to the reason the name Hamilton was chosen. There are numerous others including former Mayor Jack Rafferty and former Council President Jack Lacy included among those who have searched in vain for the reason we were called Hamilton. Personally, I would have opted for "Nottingham Township," giving us a bit of a Colonial flavor.

Blogger Don Whiteley said...

Tom:

My diary has an entry on May 2, 1942-"We had the Hamilton Township 100th Anniversery Parade and Miss Briton, Visdas, Tidgewell and I were the only ones of our class parading.We had lots of fun." As I recall, we marched on Broad Street in the Yardville area but I am hazy on that.

Don Whiteley

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Don Whiteley said...

Tom-
My diary has an entry on May 2, 1942-"We had the Hamilton Township 100th Anniversery Parade and Miss Briton, Visdas, Tidgewell and I were the only ones of our class parading.We had lots of fun."
As I recall, we marched on Broad Street in the Yardville area but I am hazy on that.
Don Whiteley