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 Sarah Ann <I>Hammer</I> Bell

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Sarah Ann Hammer Bell

  • Birth 10 Apr 1851 Montpelier, Blackford County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 10 Jul 1933 Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
  • Burial Lincoln, Lincoln County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 51762151

Lincoln County News
Lincoln, Kansas
August 3, 1933

Sarah Ann Bell

Sarah Ann Hammer was born in Montpelier, Ind., April 10, 1851. She was united in marriage to Bentley Bell March 9, 1870. They came to Kansas in 1872 where they and two brothers, Spencer Hammer and Emerson Hammer, homesteaded on Elkhorn southeast of Lincoln.

Spencer Hammer was the first white man to die a natural death in Lincoln County and the first buried in a regular laid-out cemetery. Emerson Hammer was married to the sister of the first white child born in Lincoln County (he was married to Isabel Green sister of Julia (Green) Parker). Mr. and Mrs. Bentley Bell came to Sylvan Grove in the early '90s. After Mr. Bell's death in 1895, Mrs. Bell and her children continued to make Sylvan their home for about 15 years when they moved to Salina. About 10 years ago Mrs. Bell went to California to make her home with her daughter Joy -- Mrs. F.R. Pauley -- and it was there that she passed away July 10, 1933.

She was a quiet, home-loving woman of most exemplary Christian character, living daily the faith that was in her. A loving, devoted wife and mother, she sought to inculcate in the lives of her children those principles that beautified her own. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and was always deeply interested in the work of the church and gave it aid as needed.

She is survived by five daughters and three sons, Mrs. H.H. Lawson of Sylvan Grove; Mrs. J.C. McAdams of New York City; Mildred Powers of Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. R.E. Wilder of Merced, Calif.; and Mrs. Francis R. Pauley of Sacramento; Edgar and Hugh Bell of Paradise, Kan.; and Arthur Bell of Sylvan Grove; also two brothers, Hiram and Emerson Hammer of Sedro-Woolley, Wash., and 16 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren


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  • Created by: Old History Buff
  • Added: 28 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51762151
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Ann Hammer Bell (10 Apr 1851–10 Jul 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51762151, citing Hammer Cemetery, Lincoln, Lincoln County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Old History Buff (contributor 46810464) .