__ | _John BARKER ________| | (1732 - ....) | | |__ | | |--Edward BARKER | (1754 - 1845) | __ | | |_Martha SNEED _______| | |__
_____________________ | ______________________| | | | |_____________________ | | |--Raymond BULLOCK | | _Horace D. BULLOCK __+ | | |_Majorie Ann BULLOCK _| | |_Myrtie HULTON ______
__________________________ | _Harry FOX __________| | (1934 - 1984) m 1943| | |__________________________ | | |--Stephen FOX | | _Francis DE Sales KELLEY _+ | | (1878 - 1966) m 1906 |_Rosalie KELLEY _____| (1921 - ....) m 1943| |_Rose Mary CROOKSTON _____ (1884 - 1979) m 1906
_John HAMILTON ______ | (1816 - 1900) _Joseph HAMILTON ____| | (1851 - 1899) m 1873| | |_Mary J. MASON ______ | (1819 - ....) | |--Joseph P. HAMILTON | (1882 - 1946) | _Terrence REILLY ____ | | (1830 - 1875) m 1854 |_Sara Anne REILLY ___| (1859 - 1919) m 1873| |_Susan MCAVOY _______+ (1835 - 1905) m 1854
OCCUPATION: Joseph Hamilton was in a Minstrel Show like his father.
JOSEPH P. HAMILTON JR., known in the world of entertainment as Joe Hamilton, was born in 1883, the third of four children born to Joseph Hamilton and his wife, the former Sarah Anne Reilly. The older children were William and Annie, and Laura May was the baby of the family.
In 1905 Joe Hamilton married Laura Cowls, the daughter of Garret Cowls, who was well known in Camden for managing local baseball teams. The marriage produced six children, Francis, Kathryn "Kay", Laura May, Joseph Jr., and Edith.
The 1906 Camden City Directory lists both Joseph and Laura G. Hamilton at 210 Friends Avenue, with occupations of actor and actress, respectively. Joe Hamilton worked in vaudeville and for many years in minstrel shows. He is known to have worked for some time with Philadelphia-based minstrel show producer Frank Dumont, and with the legendary Hughey Dougherty.
In 1919 he appeared on Broadway in the musical Hello, Alexander, a vehicle for the famed blackface team of McIntyre and Heath. The show ran for 56 performances at the 44th Street Theater before closing on November 22.
Changing times, the introduction of movies, and especially movies with sound over time put an end to minstrel shows and vaudeville being mainstream entertainment. There still was work to be had in vaudeville in the 1930s, and Joe Hamilton often teamed up with Walt Stanton, another Camden born-and-raised entertainer, in producing mostly small venue shows and in performance. As part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Theater, they perfromed during the 1930s and into the 1940s with other former vaudeville headliners and supporting acts. This unit was disbanded in March of 1943. With the WPA unit and as a pair, Joe Hamilton and Walt Stanton also spent a good deal of time during World War II entertaining wounded servicemen at Fort Dix and in Atlantic City.
Daughter Kay Hamilton, a talented singer and actress in her own right, made her debut in 1919. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School, but her real schooling came on stage. A stage veteran by 1927, Kay Hamilton was working that year on Broadway, with Eddie Dowling in the musical Sidewalks of New York. She also appeared in vaudeville, and in nightclubs and theaters.
By 1930 the Hamilton family was living at 501 Haddon Avenue, the corner of Haddon and Newton Avenues, directly across the street from what was then Junior High School No. 1.
Joseph Hamilton was living at 1533 Federal Street when he passed away in 1946.
Joseph Hamilton's grandson, James P. McEvoy served with the Camden Fire Department from 1969 to 1982..
__________________________ | _Roland HARBIN ______________| | | | |__________________________ | | |--Matthew HARBIN | (1971 - ....) | _John Robert MCGONEGAL ___ | | m 1942 |_Margaret (Penny) MCGONEGAL _| (1943 - ....) | |_Margaret (Peig) DESMOND _+ (1919 - ....) m 1942
_Martin J. KELLEY ___+ | (1922 - 2006) m 1943 _Timothy KELLEY _____| | (1953 - ....) | | |_Jane HARVEY ________+ | (1921 - ....) m 1943 | |--Michael Ewell KELLEY | (1990 - ....) | _____________________ | | |_Nancy EWELL ________| | |_____________________