|Birth: ||Mar. 19, 1848|
|Death: ||Apr. 21, 1915|
Printed in Daily Herald on 4/21/1915:
"TWO DEATHS OCCUR IN HAMMETT HOME WITHIN FEW HOURS"
"Two deaths in a night occurred at the residence of J. O. Hammett, resinding at 654 Forrest avenue in this city. Mr. Hammett, one of the victims dying this morning at 4 o'clock, while Mrs. Algeina de R. Barrios died last night at 10 o'clock. Mr. Hammett had been ill for about three weeks, although his family and friends did not believe his illness was necessarily serious. He had an attack about three weeks ago, but rallied sufficiently to be enabled to return to his duties as a truck farmer, although by no means being as vigorous as usual. During the last few days he had been feeling much better and yesterday afternoon he was up and working in his garden and attending to other duties at home. He retired as usual last evening and, during the night had a coughing spell. When Mrs. Hammett went to ? bedside this morning, she found his condition serious and he expired within a few minutes. Mr. Hammett was one of the most respected citizens of Biloxi and was withal one of the most successful truck farmers along the Gulf Coast. He was a native of Jefferson county, Mississippi, in which part of the state he was also reared. He was united in marriage many years ago to Miss Clara D. Wihen, of Jefferson county, and is survived by the lady of his nuptial choice. Mr. and Mrs. Hammett have made their home in Biloxi for the last eight years, coming to the Gulf Coast section from Jefferson county, and while a resident of this city, he has been engaged in the work of truck farming, being one of the most expert gardeners here. Mr. Hammett was 67 years old on the March 19 of this year. James Oscar Hammett is survived by no children, but by a large number of brothers and sisters and other relatives. His sisters are: Mrs. Mary A. Barland, residing in this state; Mrs. O. H. McGinty, of Brander, Fla. He has two nieces residing in this city, these being Miss Louisa Smith and Mrs. Joseph Kennedy, residents of this city. His surviving brothers are T. B. Hammett of Fayette, Miss; Will Hammett of Greenville, Tex; T. H. Hammett of West Side, Miss; E. D. Hammett of Natchez. T. B. Hammett is the sheriff of Jefferson country. Mrs. O. D. Smith of Biloxi and Mrs. M. I Key of Fayette, Miss., are also surviving sisters. The funeral of Mr. Hammett will take place tomorrow at morning at 10 o'clock from the residence and Rev. H. F. Tolle, pastor of M. & E. Church, South, will conduct the funeral. Interment will be in the Biloxi cemetery. Mr. Hammett was a member of the Methodist church and was one of the most substantial citizens of Biloxi, retaining a host of friends who sincerely regret to learn of his death and extend the most heartfelt sympathy to his surviving relatives."
Biloxi City Cemetery
Created by: Carmella Seymour
Record added: Jan 29, 2010
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