|Birth: ||Jul., 1868|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1927|
Dr. G.O. Hammersley, one of our best known citizens and a practicing physician here since 1918, died suddenly in his office in the Exchange building this morning about 9:30 o'clock, death being due to an affection of the heart from which he has suffered more or less in recent years. Specifically, he has had an enlarged condition of the right side of the heart for a number of years and his health has been somewhat precarious, though up to the time of this stroke so far as can be ascertained, he had been feeling as well as usual.
The doctor was engaged in a consultation with a patient at the time, a woman whose name we have been unable to ascertain, when he suddenly collapsed, with a low moan. It so happened that Perry Cooperman, who had entered the building to consult Dr. Baker, a dentist with offices farther up the corridor, was passing the doorway, and when he glanced in and saw Dr. Hammersley's condition he made a hasty examination and then called Dr. Baker. The two immediately secured the services of other physicians, Drs. Denton Phipps and Pinion, and laid the sufferer upon a couch, but by the time of the arrival of the doctors aid was of no avail for life was practically extinct. As this is written the body of Dr. Hammersley is being prepared for burial at the home on Carleton avenue, but arrangements as to the funeral have not as yet been perfected.
Dr. Hammersley was aged probably 55 to 58 years and was a native Indianan, having been born and reared at Lagoda, Ind., a short distance from Dr. Phipps' old home. He came to this city in the fall of 1918 from Campbell, Mo., where he had practiced his profession for many years, and has been a citizen here since. Shortly after he came here he was married to Miss Ollie Powell and they have resided in the property of the latter on Carleton avenue since that time.
Dr. Hammersley was an officer in the reserve corps of the U.S. Army, usually attending each year a training camp in Iowa and had seen considerable military service first and last. He was reputed an excellent physician and had a very good practice. He was a public spirited man and a good citizen, who will be much missed in the community and his sudden summons was a severe shock to his wife and other relatives, none of whom are located nearer here than his former home at Campbell.
Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - Tuesday, March 22, 1927
Dr. G.O. Hammersly, well known local physician, died in his office in the Exchange Building, Tuesday mornng about 9:20 from heart failure.
He suffered from heart trouble fo the past two years, particularly this past year when he made a trip to Memphis where he consulted a specialist concerning his condition, he suffered from an enlarged condition of the right side of his heart which failed that morning in its functioning, resulting in death.
At the time of his death the Doctor was engaged in converstation with a woman patient whose name we are not able to learn, when he suddenly collapsed in the chair. It so happened that Calude(Claude) Gregory, in passing the office, noticed the condition of the Doctor and called to Dr. Denton who was coming down the hall toward his own office. As soon as Dr. Denton saw him he recognized his condition was serious. With the aid of several men who were on that floor at that time, they moved the sufferer to a couch but he was past medical aid, as life was practically extinct.
Dr. Hammersly was born in Lagoda, Ind., 59 years ago in the month of July. He came to this city in the year of 1918 from Campbell, in Dunklin County, where he had practiced his profession for a number of years. He has been a resident of this city ever since. Shortly after he moved he was married to Miss Ollie Powell and they have resided in her home on Carleton avenue.
Dr. Hammersly was considered a capable physician and had a good practice. He was a public spirited man and a citizen who will be missed by the community. He was an officer in the reserve corps of the U.S. Army. His death came as a severe shock to his relatives and his friends.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ollie Hammersly and three daughters by a former marriage, Mrs. Lucille Paul, of St. Louis; Mrs. Floy McKinnie, of Campbell; and Mrs. H. Felts, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and one sister Mrs. Floy Billington, of Gideon, Mo.
Complete funeral arrangements, as yet, have not been made, but it is our understanding that the funeral will be from the home on Carleton avenue, Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., interment being in Maplewood Cemetery.
The Republican - Caruthersville, Missouri - Thursday, March 24, 1927
The funeral of Dr. G.O. Hammersley, who died quite suddenly in his office in the Exchange building last Tuesday morning, will be held Saturday (tomorrow) afternoon from the residence on Carleton avenue, with the Rev. F.P. DeBolt, the Presbyterian minister, conducting the service, assisted by the Rev. Elmer Peal, former pastor of the local Methodist church.
The body has been held and the funeral delayed awaiting the arrival of a daughter of the deceased, Mrs. Leslie Felps, whose home is in Los Angeles, Calif., and a telegram from whom indicates that she will arrive here this afternoon or tomorrow morning.
Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, issouri - Friday, March 25, 1927
Olive P. Powell Hammersley (1883 - 1969)
Artie M Hill Hammersley (1870 - 1967)*
Lucille Hammersley Paul (____ - 1937)*
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