Biography - Richard Hammett

Richard Clyde Hammett, the second son of James R. Hammett, whose sketch and portrait are found on another page, was born on the old Hammett homestead in Camargo township, September 9, 1871, and was principally educated at the State University and a business college at lndianapolis. He has always been engaged in farming and owns four hundred and twenty acres of finely improved land, a part of which is the old Hammett homestead.

In 1895 he was married to Miss Ginerva Barnett, of the village of Camargo, and has two children: Ruth and Bessie. Mr. Hammett is a member of the Camargo Blue Lodge and Tuscola Chapter and Commandery of Masonry. Mr. Hammett is an intelligent young man and conducts his farming on business principles. He is at present remodeling his farm residence, three miles north of the village of Camargo, and when finished it will rank with the most commodious and beautiful homes of the county.

Extracted 30 Jun 2017 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, page 168.

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