Selected Families and Individuals


James Lawrence LEE was born 1 on 22 Oct 1910 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died 1, 2 on 6 Aug 1982 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas. James married 3 Lillian Naomi DOUGLASS on 8 Apr 1939.

Lillian Naomi DOUGLASS [Parents] was born 1 on 7 Nov 1919 in Trafalgar, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She died 2 on 24 May 2000 in Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas. She was buried 2 on 27 May 2000 in Snyder Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Lillian married 3 James Lawrence LEE on 8 Apr 1939.

Nov 1976:  residing in Montrose, Arkansas.

Obituary excerpt (Ashley County Ledger).
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  Mrs. Lillian Douglas Lee, 80, of Montrose, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at the Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith. Mrs. Lee was a native of Ashley County; a resident of Montrose for most of her life and a resident of Fort Smith for the past five years. She was a homemaker and a beautician. She was a member of the Montrose Baptist Church where she served as the church organist for over 30 years and for the past five years she has been a member of the Eastside Baptist Church in Fort Smith.
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They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii Living.

Living [Parents].

Betty Lou DEHLINGER [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 12 Nov 1925 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas. She died on 2 Dec 2002 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas. She was buried on 6 Dec 2002 in Restlawn Cemetery, El Paso, Texas. Betty married Ray Jethro ZELIFF on 16 Dec 1987 in Las Vegas, Clark Co., Nevada.

Other marriages:
LOONEY, Howard Thornton

Obituary (Holmes County Herald, Holmes Co., Mississippi):
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  Betty Lou Zeliff of El Paso, TX passed away Sunday night, December 2, 2002. She was born Nov. 12, 1925 in El Paso, TX to Walter Dehlinger and Fae H Humphrey; both are deceased. She graduated from Alta Vista, Austin High School and attended Texas College of Mines (UTEP). She married Howard Looney, who died in 1974. She was employed by the EL Paso Independent School District until her retirement in 1984. She served as a volunteer at Columbia Hospital for a number of years, and was a member of Vista Del Sol Baptist Church, League of Women Voters, El Paso County Historical Society, Discover El Paso, and Woman's Department Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce.   Survivors include her husband Ray Zeliff; daughters Joneen Michael of Goodman and Margaret Ames of Anchorage, Alaska; 5 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one sister, Pearl La Rock of El Paso and a brother Ross Dehlinger of Nordland, Washington. She was preceded in death by a son, Edward Looney. Funeral services were held Dec 6 at First Baptist Church of Horizon City. San Jose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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James Byrne HAMMOND [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 7 Jun 1912 in La Grange, Cook Co., Illinois. He died on 4 Feb 2007 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas. James married 2 Gertrude Ida TROTTER on 18 Aug 1943 in Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas.

Obituary from the El Paso Times:
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James Byrne Hammond, 94, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2007 in El Paso, Texas. He was a native of Cook County, Illinois and a resident of El Paso for the past 57 years. He was retired from a civil service position at Ft. Bliss. During WWII, he served in Italy, North Africa and the Pacific as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Gertrude Ida (Trotter-Fluharty) of El Paso, his parents Albert Leroy and Agnes May (Byrne) Hammond of Chicago, Illinois, 5 brothers and 1 sister. Survivors include three children: Mary Ann Hammond, a Peace Corp volunteer in Jordan, James Roy Hammond of Balley, Washington, and Donald Alan Hammond of Chaparral, New Mexico; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
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Gertrude Ida TROTTER [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 5 May 1912 in Chetopa Township, Neosho Co., Kansas. She died on 3 Mar 2004 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas. Gertrude married 2 James Byrne HAMMOND on 18 Aug 1943 in Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas.

Other marriages:
Living

    Gertrude was named after her two grandmothers:  her maternal grandmother Gertrude Slater and her paternal grandmother Ida Cheese.

Obituary from Mar 6, 2004:
HAMMOND, GERTRUDE, 91, No services planned; Direct Cremation. Survived by husband James B. Hammond, sons James Lloyd & Donald Allen Hammond, daughter Mary Ann Hammond. Arrangements by La Paz Funeral Home.

Marriage Notes:

Married in the Law Library of Dallas, TX (James Hammond 2005).

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.
  M iii Living.

Albert Leroy HAMMOND [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 30 Aug 1878 in Ashland Co., Ohio. He died 3 on 10 Nov 1964. Albert married Agnes Mary BYRNE about Dec 1899 4.

   When Albert and Agnes met, he was a bicycle mechanic.  She worked at the Boston Store, a department store, in Chicago.  
    Albert founded the Chicago Steel & Wire company and was involved in it until 1928.  He paid his workers really well.  When a competing company would come out with a new product, he would hire some of the workers from that company.  Albert was paying close to $1 per hour compared to other companies paying around 50 center per hour.  
    He didn't like union workers.  One of his electricians was a union worker who one day refused to go and work on a live wire.  Albert literally threw him out.  The next day, union people came by with a machine gun and shot out all the windows.  Albert then went down to the union office to "beat the hell" out of the union boss, but prior to that some Republican political candidate intervened.
   During World War II, Albert had a job with Link Belt Company where they manufactured artillery tubes.  Albert increased the production rate by developing a way that one man could work four lathes at a time, instead of just one.
   [Preceding based upon interviews with James Byrne Hammond in 2004 and 2005].
  
Residence and employment per the US Federal Census:
-1900:  newly married to Agnes and residing with brother Edgar and wife on 53rd street in Chicago.
-1910:  residing on 812 Chestnut Street in Topeka, Kansas.  Albert is employed as a machinist at this time.
-1920:  residing in Chicago, Illinois, where he is employed as a superintendant at the Steel Wire Co.  The family is renting at 5342 Drexel Ave.
-1930:  residing in Chicago, Illinois, where he is employed as a supertintendant at "box factory."  The family lives at 5436 Ingleside Ave which they own.

Agnes Mary BYRNE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 1, 2, 3 on 29 Jan 1873 in La Salle, La Salle Co., Illinois. She died 3 on 21 Aug 1948. Agnes married Albert Leroy HAMMOND about Dec 1899 4.

Agnes was shunned by the family for not marrying a Catholic.

They had the following children.

  M i
Harry Earl HAMMOND [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 10 Aug 1902 in Clifton, Greenlee Co., Arizona. He died 4 on 31 May 1989 in Hyattsville, Prince Georges Co., Maryland.

   Harry developed polio, but was cured remarkably well.  He became a salesman.  During the depression he made a living selling insurance with the Chicago Tribune.  After that he went to work for the Winchester Simmons hardware company.  When Harry was 40 years old, Winchester Simmons went bankrupt.  Harry answered a newspaper ad for a salesman, and worked in that position for 15 years.  He finally worked for a company furnishing paint for stores.
   [James Byrne Hammond interviews, 2004 & 2005]

  M ii Robert Alisen "Bob" HAMMOND was born on 27 Aug 1904. He died on 2 Dec 1984.
  M iii
Alan Clarence "Al" HAMMOND [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3, 4 on 28 Nov 1905 in Clifton, Greenlee Co., Arizona. He died 5 in Apr 1976 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois.

   Al got a degree in accounting soon after getting out of high school.  He supposedly married seven times, four of which were to the same girl.  Al worked at  the Electromotive Corporation in LaGrange, Illinois, where he was very successful.    He then worked for Milt Greenburg designing interior iceboxes.  He ended up as the head painter at a large hosptical with a dozen men working for him.  
    During the depression Al was out of work.  He went to the racetrack and opened up his own booking business, but soon afterwards the "syndicate" walked in one day and told him he was "retired."  
    Al disliked the middle name Clarence, and referred to himself as Charles.  Al never had children.
   [Preceding based on James Byrne Hammond interviews, 2004 & 2005]

  F iv Elizabeth Hayes "Betty" HAMMOND was born on 12 Dec 1907. She died on 10 Oct 1999.
  M v James Byrne HAMMOND was born on 7 Jun 1912. He died on 4 Feb 2007.
  M vi Franklin Cline HAMMOND II was born on 2 Jul 1914. He died on 19 Jan 1994.
  M vii
Albert Leroy HAMMOND Jr [scrapbook] 1 was born 1, 2 on 22 Dec 1918 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois. He died 2, 3 on 5 Mar 1968 in Los Angeles Co., California.

   Albert worked for the Sante Fe Railroad.  The man he worked for invented the "gas crew car" but died, so Albert finished it.  Albert moved to La Grange, Illinois (Chicago suburb), then to Maplewood Ave in Chicago.  [James Byrne Hammond interview, September 2005].


Living.

Living [Parents].


Living [Parents].

Living [Parents].

Other marriages:
Living


Dr. Frank Delmont HUMPHREY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 3 Feb 1860 in Minnesota. He died on 17 May 1915 in Baker, Oregon. Frank married 1 Alma Eurila POPE on 21 Oct 1884 in Freeport, Stephenson Co., Illinois.

Other marriages:
UNKNOWN, Unknown

Notes from Pearl (Dehlinger) La Rock:
After the death of his wife, Alma, Dr. Humphrey moved the family to Pueblo, Mexico where he worked as a railroad physician. Fae was 11 years old, so she was enrolled in a Catholic convent. Apparently he was in and out of El Paso, because Pearl met and married Ed Laymen, who worked in El Paso as a locomotive engineer for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Later, Fae and Carol came to live near Pearl, and both worked for the telephone company prior to their marriages. Somewhere along the way, Dr. Humphrey remarried twice, to Dolly and Belle (last names unknown). Dr. Humphrey moved to Oklahoma City to practice and then to Baker, Oregon; where he died of a stroke at the age of fifty-five.

Alma Eurila POPE [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 11 Feb 1858 in Illinois. She died on 1 Nov 1907 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was buried 2 in Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Alma married 3 Dr. Frank Delmont HUMPHREY on 21 Oct 1884 in Freeport, Stephenson Co., Illinois.

Died from uterine cancer (LaRock).

Marriage Notes:

Married in the home of Alma's mother, Elizabeth (wedding announcement).

They had the following children.

  M i Frank LeRoy HUMPHREY was born on 15 Mar 1886. He died on 24 Feb 1969.
  M ii Walter Toron HUMPHREY died on 24 Feb 1969.
  F iii Pearl Rena HUMPHREY was born on 22 Jul 1888. She died on 1 Nov 1932.
  M iv Clare Sterling Spurgeon HUMPHREY was born on 10 Oct 1891.
  F v Carol Elizabeth HUMPHREY was born on 24 Jan 1894. She died on 23 Feb 1956.
  F vi Hazel Fae "Fae" HUMPHREY was born on 2 Feb 1896. She died on 10 Nov 1987 from Natural Causes.
  M vii
Ross Burdette HUMPHREY [scrapbook] was born 1 about 1898. He died 1 about 1913 in Oklahoma from Spinal Meningitis. He was buried 1 in 1913 in Lawton, Comanche Co., Oklahoma.

Died of spinal meningitis (Pearl Dehlinger LaRock)

Walter Toron HUMPHREY [Parents] was born in South Dakota. He died on 24 Feb 1969 in Oklahoma City, Okahoma. He was buried in Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Walter married Louise MOORE.

Other marriages:
UNKNOWN, Lois
UNKNOWN, Mossie

Louise MOORE was born on 26 Dec 1890. She was buried on 26 Dec 1964. Louise married Walter Toron HUMPHREY.


Walter Toron HUMPHREY [Parents] was born in South Dakota. He died on 24 Feb 1969 in Oklahoma City, Okahoma. He was buried in Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Walter married Lois UNKNOWN.

Other marriages:
MOORE, Louise
UNKNOWN, Mossie

Lois UNKNOWN died on 17 Feb 1968. Lois married Walter Toron HUMPHREY.


Walter Toron HUMPHREY [Parents] was born in South Dakota. He died on 24 Feb 1969 in Oklahoma City, Okahoma. He was buried in Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Walter married Mossie UNKNOWN.

Other marriages:
MOORE, Louise
UNKNOWN, Lois

Mossie UNKNOWN was born on 27 Jul 1895. Mossie married Walter Toron HUMPHREY.

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