Charles A. Hamilton, of Closter, Bergen County, N. J., was born at Cannan Four Corners, Columbia County, N. Y., March 24, 1859. He is the son of Silas B. and Emily J. (Haight) Hamilton, a grandson of James Hamilton and William Haight, and a descendant of a long line of Scotch ancestors.
Mr. Hamilton received his education in his native State. He left school at the age of seventeen and entered a railroad office, where he remained three and a half years. He then accepted a position with the Mutual Life Insurance Company, of New York City, and has since continued with that well known corporation. In this latter capacity he has developed ability in a line which requires accurate knowledge of mathematics and all business forms, and he has discharged his duties with satisfaction and earned for himself the confidence of the officials of the company.
As a resident of Closter, Bergen County, Mr. Hamilton has taken part in the affairs of the community, has served as a member of the School Board, and is a member of the Dutch Reformed Church.
Mr. Hamilton married Carrie L. Preston. They have two sons: Charles H., born in 1883, and Kenneth P., born in 1885.
Source: Harvey, Cornelius Burnham, Editor; Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey, New York: The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Company, 1900.