|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1878|
|Death: ||Feb. 3, 1930|
Ethel Maud (Kemp) married Jirah Dennis Hammond in Ashtabula, North Dakota on July 3, 1904. Four children were born in Jamestown,North Dakota, Edith, who died in infancy, Dorothy who died in 1926 and Ida (Freidrich). In 1909 after reading a brochure from the Butte Valley Land Company telling of the opportunities available in Butte Valley, he traveled west. He returned to Jamestown, sold the farm and moved his family to Macdoel.
They traveled by train to Portland, went to Seaside to see the ocean, south to Ashland and Weed and north to Macdoel.
Seven children were born at the family home east of the old Macdoel schoolhouse, Harry born 1911, Alice born 1913 (McDonald), Ted born 1916, Charles born 1918, Art, Ida born 1909, Nora (Gilmore) and Ruth Hammond (Lund).
In the early years of their business life in Macdoel Ethel took care of the household and family of young children. As her husband lost his eyesight completely by 1918 this necessitated her to help him in business activities.
When her husbands occupation changed to bill collecting, Ethel helped with the office work and she also was a licensed Notary Public. She often was called upon to witness various business papers, this all in addition to raising a family of 8 children. She worked in the ladies activities of the Macdoel Church of the Brethren. She passed away at age 51, at home after a short illness with pneumonia.
THE KLAMATH NEWS, KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1930
Ethel Maud Hammond, passed away at her late residence in Macdoel, California, Monday morning after a brief illness. She was born in Iona, Michingan November 22, 1878 and was aged 52 years 2 months and 9 days at the time of death. She is survived by her husband Jerry D. Hammond. Remains are in the care of Klamath Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the Macdoel church, Wedensday morning at 11:00 o'clock. Interment will follow in the family plot in Lakeview cemetery in Macdoel.
Jirah Dennis Hammond (1871 - 1945)
Ida May Hammond Friedrich (1908 - 1997)*
Harry Alonzo Hammond (1910 - 1988)*
Theodore Wendell Hammond (1915 - 2001)*
Nora Maud Hammond Gilmore (1922 - 1999)*
Ruth I Hammond Lund (1924 - ____)*
Note: ss Jirah D
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Record added: Jun 01, 2009
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