Biography of E. G. Hammond


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E. G. HAMMOND, farmer, P. O. Elgin, was born in Hanover, Cook County, Ill., in 1846, son of David S. and Laura A. (Barnard) Hammond. His parents were natives of New York. They were married in 1810 and have had four children three are now living - Mary A., Gilbert, E. G. and E. D., They came to Cook County in 1844, and settled in Hanover Township on a farm, and kept a hotel four and a half miles east of Elgin on the Chicago and Helena State road, where they resided until 1862, when he was elected Sheriff of Cook County. Was also Supervisor for fourteen years, and was Chairman of the Board for seven years. In 1864 he purchased a farm of 300 acres, in Section 30, Township 41, Range 5, where he lived until his death, which occurred in May, 1883, at the age of sixty seven. Mr. Hammond was actively interested in the political issues of the county. He was appointed railroad and Warehouse. Commissioner by Governor Palmer, serving four years, was one of the trustees that located the Insane Asylum and has held various town offices Mr. E. G. Hammond, on attaiuiug his majority, engaged in farming, and now lives on the old homestead. He was married in 1870 to Miss Martha E. Adams, daughter of Guy and Julia A. Adams. They have had two children - Mabel A., born in 1872 and Roy E., born in 1878. He is a member of the Masonic frateraity, A. F. & A. M. and a Royal Arch Mason.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.