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Dr. Hamilton Cyrus Daniels

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Dr. Hamilton Cyrus Daniels was born April 30, 1820, in Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He was the son of Seth Daniels and Hannah Martin.

In 1832, he came west with his family when they settled in Naperville. He married Laura Amanda Pierce June 21, 1840, in Naperville, and they were the parents of Henry Elkanah, John Wesley, Hibbard Cyrus, Emma Amanda, and Laura H.

Hamilton and his older brother, Hibbard, were in partnership in a grocery for several years in Naperville in the early 1850’s.

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His wife, Laura, died December 17, 1852.

Hamilton then married Caroline Matilda Sedgewick/Hough on April 13, 1853, in Naperville and they were the parents of George Hamilton, Walter Franklin, Herbert E., Charles Lyle, William Clayton, Carrie Lone, and Carol Towner.

A Class of 1855-1856 graduate from Rush Medical School in Chicago, Dr. Daniels then practiced medicine as a doctor and druggist in Naperville for 40 years.

Dr. Daniels’ prescriptions were prescribed for his patients for many years following his death.

In addition, he served as Naperville’s Village President in 1881 and 1884, Trustee in 1865 and 1866, as well as Naperville Township Overseer of the Poor in 1884. He also served as DuPage County Coroner in 1864, 1865, 1877, and 1882 through 1886.

Dr. Daniels also was known for his lending library consisting of more than 400 books. He was a member of Euclid Lodge No. 65, A.F. & A.M., and the Methodist-Episcopal Church where for many years he was the Sunday School Superintendent. He was also a supporter of the Salvation Army.

Dr. Hamilton Cyrus Daniels died February 21, 1897, in Naperville, DuPage County, Illinois and was buried in the Naperville Cemetery.

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Tim Ory
Tim Ory
Tim Ory is a fifth-generation Naperville native, descended from Francois Sebastien Ory, who immigrated to America from Alsace Lorraine, France, in 1844. Signing off as "Tim Ory, Historian, Euclid Lodge No. 65 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons," Tim adds that he continues to research the History of the Masonic Lodge and Naperville every day. Contact him at tjory@sbcglobal.net.

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