Albert L. Hamlin1,2,3

(circa 1857 - 1913)
Albert L. Hamlin|b. c 1857\nd. 1913|p848.htm|Samuel Hamlin|b. 2 Feb 1832\nd. 17 Aug 1864|p826.htm|Nancy Maria Smith|b. 18 Feb 1837\nd. 22 Nov 1902|p827.htm|Simeon Hamlin|b. 4 Apr 1769\nd. 26 May 1857|p828.htm|Abigail Stratton|b. c 1803\nd. 12 Aug 1875|p829.htm|Lott Smith|b. 19 Aug 1804\nd. 20 Sep 1871|p834.htm|Julia A. Ayers|b. 24 Dec 1800\nd. 22 Sep 1889|p835.htm|
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Descendants of Simeon Hamlin
Albert L. Hamlin, from a keepsake marriage certificate reprinted in the Pony Express Courier
     Albert L. Hamlin was born circa 1857 in Cherry Grove, Fillmore County, Minnesota.1,5,6,7 He was was farmed out to his uncle Alonzo Hamlin for 50 cents a day at 10 years of age circa 1869 in Fillmore County, Minnesota.8 Albert L. Hamlin and Ella Frances Skyhawk met at one of the square dances that provided entertainment in the rural life of Minnesota in the late 1800s.9 He and Ella Frances Skyhawk lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, circa 1881.10 He married Ella Frances Skyhawk, daughter of Louis Skyhawk and Martha Scholtz, on 16 Feb 1882 in Racine, Mower County, Minnesota. At the time of the marriage, Albert was already "of Brookings, Dakota Territory," where he had gone in 1879 "with a carload of work horses and milch cows," to start a farm.12,9,13,11 Albert L. Hamlin and Ella Frances Skyhawk fled for warmer climes in the spring of 1890, after a terrible winter on the Dakota prairies. The started out for Butte, Montana, but wound up in Salt Lake City, where they spent the rest of their lives. According to their son, Herbert, "They didn't care where they went as long as they got away from the snowdrifts that had buried their houses."14 He was a member of the Utah Fourth and Fifth Legislatures, for the Eighth District from 1901 to 1904 in Salt Lake City, Utah.15 Albert L. died in 1913.16,17

Last Edited=June 25, 2006

Children of Albert L. Hamlin and Ella Frances Skyhawk

Citations

  1. "Reminiscences of Henry Fremont Hamlin", as told to daughter Myrtle Bennett, ed. by Herb Hamlin, The Pony Express, 14:163, Jan 1948, p. 3.
  2. A Sudden Death, Spring Valley Mercury Vidette, Spring Valley, Minn., 24 Nov 1911, p. unk..
  3. Edward D. Niell, History of Fillmore County (Minneapolis, Minn.: Minnesota Historical, 1882) Microfilm no. 1000256, Item 1, FHL, Salt Lake City, Utah, p. 514. Hereinafter cited as 1882 History of Fillmore County.
  4. Henry F. Hamlin, Reminiscences of Henry Hamlin, p. 3.
  5. San Diego County Certificate of Marriage 616, (local registered #424), Copy held by DeAnna Burghart, Laguna Niguel, CA.
  6. Marian R. Walker, Certificate of Death 54-18-0004 (1 Feb 1955), Copy held by DeAnna Burghart, Laguna Niguel, CA.
  7. Saml Hamblin household, 1870 United States Census, Minnesota, Fillmore County, York Twp 101 R.12, Canfield P.O., dw 691, fam 671. Copy quality is fair, highly stylized handwriting, but legible. Lists Harvey, wife Sarah, son Wesley. Match based on location and dob of Wesley. In addition Harvey corresponds with name of Wesley's known eldest son: Louis Harvey. NARA. M653, roll 569.
  8. Henry F. Hamlin, Reminiscences of Henry Hamlin, p. 4.
  9. Civil War Ended - 1865, Pony Express Courier, Placerville, California, November 1965, 2, p. 2, 5.
  10. Henry F. Hamlin, Reminiscences of Henry Hamlin, p. 5.
  11. Pony Express Courier, November 1965, 2.
  12. Henry F. Hamlin, Reminiscences of Henry Hamlin, p. 5.
  13. Pioneers Al Hamlin and His Bride ..., Pony Express Courier, Placerville, California, November 1965, 8.
  14. Pony Express Courier, November 1965, 2, p. 5.
  15. House Journal of the Fifth Session of the Legislature of the State of Utah (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Company) 1903, Listing of the Members of the House. Also The Pony Express (Placerville, CA), November 1965, p. 9, "Albert L. Hamlin - 1858-1943.
  16. Henry F. Hamlin, Reminiscences of Henry Hamlin, p. 13.
  17. The Pony Express (Placerville, CA), November 1965, p. 9, "Albert L. Hamlin - 1858-1943.