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Hannah Hammond 1821-1915


Posted By: Beverly Gerdts (email)
Date: 3/21/2023 at 15:38:59

Columbus Gazette, Columbus Junction, Iowa
Thursday, May 27, 1915
Page 1

Mrs. Dennis Hammond, one of the pioneer residents of Louisa county, died at the home of her son, Monday, May 24, 1914. Hannah Padgett was born in New Jersey, October 5, 1821. Her parents were William and Sarah (Piffer) Padgett. Her father was of English ancestry and her mother of German lineage. She was married January 23, 1849 to Dennis B. Hammond. They came to Iowa in 1850 and located at Riverside where Mr. Hammond took charge of a mill. Here they remained until 1862 when they moved to a farm of 170 acres which Mr. Hammond purchased in Columbus City township. Mr. Hammond was a successful stock raiser and at the time of B. C. R. & N. railway was built through this county he worked early and late making ties for the railroad. Mr. and Mrs. Hammond were always interested in all enterprises for good in the community in which they made their home for so many years. For several years Mr. Hammond conducted a grist mill near the site of the present button factory running it in connection with his farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Hammond were the parents of thirteen children ten of who survive to mourn her death. Mr. Hammond died about four and one half years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Hammond were great believers in the value of an education and all of the children were given good educations. Miss Grace Hammond, honor student in a class of twenty-three of the Columbus Junction senior class, is a granddaughter. Mrs. Hammond was an earnest an devoted member of the Methodist church and was true to her Christian beliefs. The surviving children are W. P. Hammond, Comstock, Nebraska; O. P. Hammond, Roseburg, Oregon; Mrs. Lottie Tanzy, Kalona; J. M. Hammond, Chillicothe, Missouri; Mrs. Ola Daniels and Mrs. Lida Huff, Perry, Iowa; J. R. Hammond, Wapello; A. L. Hammond, Columbus Junction; Mrs. Sadie Wheeler, Columbus City. Funeral services ere held Tuesday afternoon at the home of her son, Albert Hammond, conducted by Rev. David Froeschle, of Wapello. Interment was made in the cemetery at Long creek.


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