Hamilton Family

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Family

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Hamilton Family

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History

Dr. Thomas Glendenning Hamilton was born in Agincourt, Ontario on November 27th, 1873. In 1883, the family moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and in 1891 his father passed, after which the family relocated again to Winnipeg. T.G. Hamilton attended Manitoba College (later becoming the University of Winnipeg), and graduated with his medical degree in 1903. In 1906 he married his wife, Lillian Hamilton, and in 1910 he set up his private practice in his home in Elmwood, North Kildonan. Together they had four children: Margaret, Glen, and twins Arthur and James. In 1915 he became President of the Manitoba Medical Association, while also serving as a member of the provincial legislature. He became interested in Spiritualism after the death of his son Arthur in 1918. The aim of his investigations into paranormal phenomena was to perform them under scientific conditions in order to minimize the possibility of error and subsequently “prove” the existence of an afterlife. Dr. Hamilton became well-known in the UK, Europe and the United States for his experiments, and was the President of the Winnipeg Society for Psychical Research. In 1923 he was appointed as the representative for Manitoba at the Canadian Medical Association; a position which he held until 1931. T.G. Hamilton died suddenly of a heart attack in 1935, after which time his wife Lillian and daughter Margaret continued his experiments.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Parapsychology, Spiritualism

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Hamilton, Lillian (1880-1956)

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hamilton_l

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family

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Hamilton, T. Glen (Thomas Glendenning) (1873-1935)

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hamilton_tg

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family

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Hamilton, James Archibald (1869-1935)

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family

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Hamilton, Thomas Glendenning (1873-1935)

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family

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Created by Scott Price and Alexandra Moreau on February 7th, 2020

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