Ellen Caroline Hamilton

CUMBERLAND - Ellen Caroline Hamilton, 95, of Chebeague Island died May 11,
2000, at Island Commons after a brief illness.

She was born in South Freeport, a daughter of Frank and Mildred A. Huston Bennett. At
age 7, she moved to Chebeague Island and was a 1922 graduate of Chebeague Island
High School.

In 1922, she married Ervin O. Hamilton.

Mrs. Hamilton was a waitress at Island View House for several years and was a
part-time substitute schoolteacher on the island.

She was the island's oldest resident, her family said, and the oldest member of the
Chebeague Island Methodist Church.

Mrs. Hamilton was a member of the Ladies Aid and Grange on the island. Her interests
were crocheting, reading, music and playing bingo.

Surviving are three sons, Kenneth H. of Chebeague Island, Theron F. of North
Yarmouth and Rodney E. Hamilton of Cumberland; three daughters, Audrey Collins and
Sylvia L. Ross, both of Chebeague Island, and Joyce C. Burns of Yarmouth; a sister,
Grace Hamilton of Gardiner; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three

Visiting hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Lindquist Funeral Home, Yarmouth.
A funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in
Chebeague Island Cemetery.