Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday's Obituary - An Eastern Star Memory Service

Stella Rowena Hamilton (1899-1966) was my great great aunt. She lived many years in the States, working at the Eastern Star Home in Orange, Massachusetts, near her brother Arch and his wife Margie, and at Smith College's Infirmary.

After she returned to Nova Scotia, following retirement, she lived with her brother Albert "Bert".  The two siblings were the last of the Hamilton family to occupy the the "old home place." in Burnside, Upper Stewiacke. Great Uncle Bert lived there until his death in 1975.

Sister and brother are buried together in Pembroke Cemetery
 in Upper Stewiacke.

Elm Chapter No. 48 Order of the Eastern Star is still very active. An "honour night" was recently held at the end of April, according to the Truro Daily News.*

*This obituary undoubtedly is from the Truro Daily News, and came from my great grandmother's scrapbook of newspaper clippings which I am fortunate to have inherited.

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