George Henry Hammond Sr.

George Henry Hammond Sr.

Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 29 Dec 1886 (aged 48)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 8891393 · View Source
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Detroit meatpacker who in 1869 began packing beef in ice-filled railroad cars for shipment to the East, ending forever the shipping of live cattle by rail. The city of Hammond, neighboring Chicago at the Indiana state line, was incorporated in 1884 and named after Hammond who owned a large slaughterhouse, the first industry to locate in the area. Husband of Ellen Barry; son of John Hammond & Sarah Huston.
Children: Annie Jenny, George Henry, Sarah Agnes, Mary Leaffie, Charles Frederic, John William, Ellen, Herbert H, Florence Pauline, Ethel Kate & Edward Percy


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  • Maintained by: c j
  • Originally Created by: Earl Richard Sutton
  • Added: 8 Jun 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8891393
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Henry Hammond Sr. (5 May 1838–29 Dec 1886), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8891393, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by c j (contributor 46806679) .