Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Wilson Lewis Hamilton (1879-1959)
Born at Waldemar, Ontario in 1879, he attended the Royal College of Dental Surgeons at Toronto, graduating in 1904. He immediately came to Winnipeg and practiced dentistry continuously until 1952. He was a life member of the Canadian Dental Association and a member of the George Matheson Dental Club of Winnipeg.
In 1910, he married Sarah Alice Johnston (1880-1978). They had one son, Ian Hamilton. A keen naturalist, Hamilton also served as a school trustee for 15 years between 1916 and 1937.
He died at Winnipeg on 13 December 1959 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery. In April 1964, he was commemorated by Dr. F. W. L. Hamilton School in East St. Paul, Manitoba. A lecture room in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba was furnished and equipped by his widow and son, and a dental scholarship was endowed in his memory.
“Retired dentist Dr. Hamilton dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 December 1959, page 19.
Heritage, a Story of East St. Paul, by Robert Andrews School, 1967. [Manitoba Legislative Library]
Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Sarah Alice Hamilton], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 March 1978, page 36.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 15 February 2015