biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
AUGUSTUS A. HAMILTON. As one of the energetic business men of the thriving city of Oskaloosa, it affords us pleasure to give the reading public a sketch of the gentleman whose name heads this biography. He is proprietor of the Oskaloosa Planing Mill, and is engaged in making doors, sash, blinds, and also in contract building, and is prepared to do any kind of work in his line. He is meeting with that success in his business which energy and perseverance seldom fail to bring. Augustus A. Hamilton was born in Greene County, Va., Oct. 17, 1854 and is a son of James W. and Martha (Headrick) Hamilton, natives of Virginia. Our subject came to Iowa in 1866, and made his home at Montezuma. There, after serving an apprenticeship of three years and four months, he mastered the cabinet-maker's trade, and in 1873 went to Searshoro, this State, and worked at the carpenter's trade. From the latter place he went to Jasper County, and was there engaged for three years in the sawmill business. He then went to Lynnvile and remained a year working at his trade, when he moved to Knoxville Junction, and was there a resident for one year. In 1881 our subject moved to Oskaloosa, where he was engaged in contracting and building until 1885. In September of that year he bought out the interest of Mr. Wagner in the planing-mill at that place, and since that time has been engaged in that business, meeting with signal success. Mr. Hamilton was married in Searsboro, Oct. 17, 1875. to Miss Ella, daughter of William and Martha Meredith. She was born in Henry County, Ind., and their union has been blest by the birth of one child, Frank, who is now ten years old. In politics Mr. Hamilton votes with the Democratic party.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy