AN OLD PIONEER GONE
Squire J.W. Hamilton Passes Away.
After a Long Life of Usefulness Below, He Goes to His Reward Above.
Yesterday, at about twelve o’clock, after a long illness, Squire J.W. Hamilton died at his residence in this town, his ailiment (sic) being catarrh of the stomach, from which he has suffered much. Mr. Hamilton was aged 71 years and was one of the best known men in the northern part of this county. He was a large, commanding figure and formerly a giant in strength.
For many years he has acted as Justice of the Peace, and in this position always acted in a strictly honest and impartial manner, and his decisions were regarded as fair and just to both parties of the cases which came before him.
Mr. Hamilton served for some years as Mayor of this town, and also several terms as councilman. His services in these branches of the public service were characterized with integrity and good judgment.
He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss, four of whom are grown.
The funeral will take place Sunday morning at 10 o’clock. Rev. G.D. Black, of whose church he was a consistent member, officiating.