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Murder in the Everglades….

Ernest Hamilton is a Florida native and graduate of the University of Florida. He lived the first seven years of his life in the Everglades before it became a National Park. His family lived there since 1872. In 1932, his father, William Joseph Hamilton, disappeared into the swamp. Some stories say he was murdered by rival trappers. His body was never found.

Ernie says, “I’ve visited the old homesteads on several occasions, and I wrote a short story about my father not returning from a hunting trip before I was born. My daughter asked me, “What if.” What if he hadn’t been killed? Why hadn’t he returned?”

This is William’s story.

Published by: Karen Y. Hamilton

Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories. I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me 'gypsy mom' because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe's wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.

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