FRANK B. HAMILTON
Frank B. Hamilton, ex-mayor of Piqua and one of that city's most distinguished and prominent citizens, was born at Urbana, Ohio, March 1, 1872, a soil of Alanson and Nannie (Brown) Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton's boyhood environment was that of the farm, his education being acquired in the country schools, and much of his youth was passed in agricultural work. He also applied himself to work in factories and as a salesman, and after taking up his residence at Piqua clerked in a store. The Hamilton family has always been interested in public affairs, from the time that Israel Hamilton, a direct descendant of Revolutionary ancestors, and the grandfather of Frank B. Hamilton came to Ohio. Israel Hamilton was elected attorney general of the state of Ohio in 1856, and secured a colonel's commission at the outbreak of the war between the states. While reviewing troops, he contracted an illness which eventuated in his death. Perhaps with such notable forbears, it was not unusual that Frank B. Hamilton should take more than an ordinary interest in public matters. After having participated in local politics for some years, in November, 1917, he was elected mayor of Piqua, the first man of his party to have achieved this distinction. He gave the city an excellent administration and retired from office with an excellent record. Mr. Hamilton married Pearl, daughter of Abraham and Susan Good of Piqua, and they have one son, Stanley H. at this time assistant secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association at Treantum, Pa. Stanley H. Hamilton is a veteran of the great World war, having seen service on the front in France with an engineering corps.
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