Biography of Burrell F. Hammond
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Burrel F. Hammond. Prominent among the most successful farmers of North Central Ohio is Burrel F. Hammond of Danville, who is a member of one of the oldest and best known families of Knox County. He was born at Millwood, near Danvile, Dec. 20, 1883, the son of John L. and Aiwilda (Tracy) Hammond.

A complete sketch of John L. Hammond appears elsewhere in this history in the biography of his son, Harry G. Hammond. Mr. Hammond lives retired with his son, Burrel F., the subject of this sketch.

Burrel F. Hammond is a graduate of the district schools of Union Township and Danville High School, class of 1900. He also attended Ohio Wesleyan University. The farm, which Mr. Hammond now owns and operates, was settled by his great grandfather, John Hammond, who entered the land from the government in 1812, having come to Ohio from Maryland during that year. He engaged extensively in the raising of tobacco, as he had in Maryland, but was unsuccessful in that venture. He is buried in St. John's Cemetery on the Mt. Vernon Martinsburg Road. Burrell F. Hammond built a modern residence on the farm in 1912. He has been most successful in the buying and shipping of stock and is recognized as the leading shipper on the Pennsylvania Railroad out of this county.

On Oct. 15, 1903, Mr. Hammond married Miss Bonnie Workman, the daughter of George and Sarah (Severns) Workman of Coshocton County. The former died in 1901 and the latter in 1917. They are buried in the Workman Cemetery. Three sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hammond. 1. John, born Dec. 31, 1905, a graduate of Danville High School, and Ohio State University, where he received the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts. He is a teacher in the public schools at El Centro, Calif. He was married in 1927 to Miss Louise Little, of El Centro, and they have two children, John Jr., born in 1928, and Grace, born in 1930. 2. George Burrel, born Oct. 18, 1909, a graduate of Danville High School and Kenyon College, class of 1930. He is now assistant psycho analyst and is connected with the research department of the State of Ohio at Columbus. 3. Jack, born Sept. 4, 1914, attends Howard High School.

Mr. Hammond is a member of Danville Lodge, F. & A. M.; Scioto Consistory, 32nd degree; Aladdin Shrine, Columbus; and B. P. O. Elks, Mt. Vernon. Politically he is a Democrat.

Also see Harver G. Hammond, brother of Burrel.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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