Capt John E. Hammon

Capt John E. Hammon

Birth
Rochester, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Death 19 Jan 1909 (aged 51)
Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
Plot Section 1, Lot 2, grave 113
Memorial ID 12682064 · View Source
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Wagon master and pack master at Fort Meade, Sturgis, South Dakota. He also served in the Army as both an enlisted soldier and as an officer.

From the Sturgis Weekly Record (newspaper) of January 22, 1909: John E. Hammon, who has been ill for a number of months, passed away at his home in Sturgis on Wednesday morning about 10 o'clock, at the age of 52 years, from heart trouble. The deceased was born in Rochester, Ohio, on December 4, 1857. He enlisted in the 7th US Cavalry, G Troop, in 1872, when a minor, serving as a Private and later as a non-commissioned officer until 1880, when he was discharged to take the position of wagon master and then pack master at Fort Meade, serving in that capacity faithfully. He took part in the battle of 1876 against the Sioux, Crazy Horse being one of the chiefs and also in the Custer Massacre. For a short period, in October 1880, he left the service and entered into a business partnership with John Vener in Sturgis. In 1898, at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, Mr. Hammon received a commission as Captain in Company D, 3rd Volunteer Cavalry (Grigsby's Rough Riders), serving in Cuba as packmaster until the war was over. He also served in the Ute Campaign of 1906-07. He resided in Sturgis for over 30 years. The deceased took an active part in a number of lodges, being a member in good standing of the I.O.O.F, A.F.& M., O.U.W., and F.O.E., and was also a member of the Sturgis Hook and Ladder Fire Company. The funeral services were held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon from the residence in Sturgis, Rev. E. M. Cross conducting the services. Many turned out to pay their last respects to all that remained of an old friend and acquaintance. Interment in Bear Butte Cemetery. Mr. Hammon is survived by his widow, Victoria, and six children: Earl, Agnes, Hope, Mary, Lillian, and Victoria. Other members of this family are buried in Bear Butte Cemetery. Editor Note: Two of his children, Emma and Harry, are buried in the Fort Meade National Cemetery, Sturgis, South Dakota.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 14 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12682064
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John E. Hammon (4 Dec 1857–19 Jan 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12682064, citing Bear Butte Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .