Biography of Henry C. Hammond
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





Henry C. Hammond, one of Columbiana County's most prominent native sons and representative citizens, who lives retired at Wellsville, was born in this city, April 17, 1861, and is the son of Dr. John William and Sarah (Aten) Hammond.

Dr. John William Hammond, deceased, ranked among Wellsville's most highly esteemed citizens, where for many years he engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery. He was born in Salineville Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, Feb. 28, 1830, the son of Thomas and Margaret (McDonald) Hammond. Doctor Hammond received his early education in the old log school house near his father's farm. Later he took an academic course under Rev. John Scott, at Steubenville. He assisted on the home farm for several years and then began the study of medicine under Dr. David S. Silver, by whom he was prepared for Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, and from which he was graduated in 1856. He then returned to Wellsville, where he spent the remainder of his life. He died Oct. 15, 1910, and is buried in Spring 11111 Cemetery, Wellsville. Doctor Hammond served throughout the Civil War as a captain in the medical corps with the 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was for many years surgeon for the C. & P. Railroad at Wellsville. Doctor Hammond was married to Miss Sarah Aten, the daughter of Richard Aten, of Wellsville. She died in 1877 at the age of 38 years. To Doctor and Mrs. Hammond were born three children: Mary, died in infancy; Henry C., the subject of this sketch; and Frances, deceased.

Doctor Hammond was a devout member of the First Presbyterian Church. He was a Republican and a charter member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was a large land owner of this section and owned 788 acres of property in Columbiana County. He had various business interests and was a director of the Home Savings & Loan Company.

Henry C. Hammond received his education in the schools of Wellsyule and attended Mt. Union College. He has always been extensively interested in fruit farming and at one time was the owner of 2,000 acres of land. One of his farms contained an apple orchard of 5,000 trees. Mr. Hammond lives retired on his beautiful farm in Yellow Creek Township. He donated Hammond Park to the city of Wellsville, and this tract of land contains 25 acres of the original Hammond homestead. It is among the beauty spots of Columbiana County and a constant source of pleasure and pride to the residents of WellsviIle.

In politics Mr. Hammond is identified with the Republican party. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church and an honorary member of the Kiwanis Club. He is among the public spirited and valuable citizens of the community, in which he has spent his entire life.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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