We have all heard stories about the woman behind the man and the devoted husband doing anything his wife bids.
This couple shared their love with their community and the nation. Mr. and Mrs. Edward LaRue Hamilton loved one another deeply and they touched all who crossed their paths.
Hamilton was born on a farm north of the city in Niles Township on Dec. 9, 1857, the son of Edward LaRue Sr. and Margaret Jamison Hamilton. Educated through the Niles school system and the University of Michigan, he returned home to the farm upon the death of his father in 1876.
By 1881 he had begun his study of law in the offices of Judge O.W. Coolridge. Three years later he was admitted to the bar.
In 1883, he married the pastor's daughter. Cora B. Eddy was the daughter of Niles Presbyterian Church pastor, the Rev. Alfred Eddy. They were married 32 years.
Published January 30th, 2009