James Polk Hammond

Male 1849 - 1902  (53 years)


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  • Name James Polk Hammond  [1
    Born 30 Jun 1849  Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence Savannah, Griffin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 28 Dec 1902  Griffin, Spalding Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • OBITUARY

      JAMES POLK HAMMOND

      GRIFFIN, GA., December 28, 1902. At a few moments past 4 o'clock this afternoon Mr. James Polk Hammond died in his chair at his home on Tenth Street, while in conversation with his friend, Capt. H. S. Watt. His death came suddenly and the only prelude to it was a violent coughing spell that ended in heart failure.

      His health has not been good for weeks but it was supposed that he was normally well up to the time of his death.

      In 1884 he lost his eyesight and since that time has been a helpless but cheerful invalid, his devoted sons furnishing the eyes he so badly needed. He was never heard to murmur or complain at his distress and even when financial troubles beset him he was the same pleasant gentleman that he was in the days of his affluence.

      Mr. Hammond came to Griffin in 1886 from Savannah, having been connected with Hammond, Hull, and Company, the largest cotton factors in Savannah. He dealt largely in guano and lost money but continued his business until his eyesight failed.

      He leaves five sons that are doubly orphaned: Henry Hull Hammond, J. Woods Hammond, Grattan Hammond, J.P. Hammond, Jr., and Arthur Hammond. His remains will be carried to Savannah to interment tomorrow night.
    Person ID I0731  Hull
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2015 

    Family Mary Ella Hull,   b. 30 Aug 1853, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1902, Griffin, Spalding Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1877  Chatham Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Infant Hammond,   b. 1878, Chatham Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1879, Chatham Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +2. Henry Hull Hammond,   b. 2 Dec 1879, Savannah, Chatham Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1950, Smiths Station, Lee Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +3. John Woods Hammond,   b. 10 May 1881, Savannah, Chatham Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1953, Griffin, Spalding Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +4. Grattan Hammond, Sr.,   b. 20 Aug 1882, Savannah, Chatham Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1956, Orlando, Orange Co., FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. James Polk Hammond, Jr.,   b. 21 Feb 1887, Griffin, Spalding Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1910, Savannah, Chatham Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    +6. Arthur Fort Hammond, Sr.,   b. 11 Sep 1888, Griffin, Spalding Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1933, Fulton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Histories
    1904: The Hulls of Georgia
    1904: The Hulls of Georgia
    Augustus Longstreet Hull's history of the Hull family of Georgia, Athens, Ga., 1904
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S06248] The Hulls of Georgia, Augustus Longstreet Hull, (Athens, GA, April 1904), 9.


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