Freemont Hamilton (1857-?)

Brattleboro High School 1884Freemont Hamilton (1857-?) was an American homeopathic physician who trained at the New York Homeopathic College in 1882. Freemont Hamilton practiced in Rutland in Vermont until 1893, when he relocated to Brattleboro in Vermont. He was President of the Vermont Medical Homeopathic Society, member of the Vermont State Medical Society, and the American Institute of Homeopathy, a member of the Columbia Lodge Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the Davenport Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, a member of the Brattleboro Commandery Knights Templar, and a member of the Patrons of Husbandry.

Rudyard Kipling called upon homeopath Fremont Hamilton to attend his daughter Josephine, as his wife, Carrie Balestier’s family were enthusiastic supporters of homeopathy (http://www.kipling.org.uk/rg_med_doctors1.htm Kipling and Medicine: Some of Kipling’s medical acquaintances by Gillian Sheehan).
 

Freemont Hamilton was a Republican and the proprietor of the Crystal Springs Ice Company.  He married in 1884 to Carrie L Buttolph, herself a member of the Patrons of Husbandry, and of the Order of the Eastern Star, she was the owner and manager of the ice business of Brattleboro and the owner of the Richardson Farm. The Hamiltons had one son, John Warren, born in 1892, also a member of the Columbia Lodge, he managed the family farm at Brattleboro (Anon, New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 1, (Genealogical Publishing Com, 1913). Page 1482).

Freemont Hamilton practiced at 3  Linden Street, Brattleboro (Anon, Directory of Homeopathic Physicians, (American Institute of Homeopathy, 1925). Pages 115 and 197).

Of interest:

Clarke T Hamilton was also a homeopath in New York (Anon, Directory of Homeopathic Physicians, (American Institute of Homeopathy, 1925). Page 197).

Ezra W Hamilton was also a homeopath in New Jersey (Anon, Directory of Homeopathic Physicians, (American Institute of Homeopathy, 1925). Page 197).

Frank T Hamilton was also a homeopath in Nebraska (Anon, Directory of Homeopathic Physicians, (American Institute of Homeopathy, 1925). Page 197).

John K Hamilton was also a homeopath in Ohio (Anon, Directory of Homeopathic Physicians, (American Institute of Homeopathy, 1925). Page 197).

W A Hamilton was also a homeopath in Iowa (Anon, Directory of Homeopathic Physicians, (American Institute of Homeopathy, 1925). Page 197).

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  1. Dear Sue – Always interesting to learn a bit about the lives of homeopaths in America. Do you know many homeopaths were practicing along the east coast of the USA during this time period? Thank you, Debby

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