Biography of Brady W. Hammett
North Central Ohio Biographies

Brady Watson Hammett, who is identified with the Ohio Fuel & Gas Company, is a well known and substantial citizen of Medina. He was born at Belmont, W. Va., April 4, 1876, the son of Samuel G. and Mary D. (Sharp) Hammett.

Samuel G. Hammett was born near Belmont, W. Va., Aug. 31, 1840, and died April 5, 1918. Throughout his life he was a farmer. He was married in December, 1872, to Miss Mary D. Sharp, the daughter of George A. and Drucilla (Jamieson) Sharp, of West Virginia. Mrs. Hammett died in July, 1918. Both she and her husband are buried at St. Marys, W. Va. Their children were: Frank A., oil producer, lives at St. Marys, W. Va.; Brady Watson, the subject of this sketch; William H., oil producer, lives at Olney, Texas; Laura Bell, married Thomas C. Mercer, lives at St. Marys, W. Va.

As a boy Brady Watson Hammett worked in the oil fields of West Virginia. He received his education in the public schools of Belmont, and began his career at the age of 18 years as a rig builder in the oil fields near Belmont. After two years he went to Sistersville, W. Va., as an independent contractor and rig builder and continued there for three years. He then came to Woodsfield, Ohio, as an oil well contractor and remained in that locality until 1916, at which time he removed to Perrysville, Ashland County, Ohio, as a driller of deep wells. In 1918 Mr. Hammett entered the employ of the Ohio Fuel & Gas Company at Medina. He lives at 423 East Washington Street.

On Oct. 23, 1901, Mr. Hammett was united in marriage with Miss Ada M. Jones, the daughter of Adelbert and Margaret Jones, of Woodsfield, Ohio. They have three daughters: Laurene, married Joseph P. Heile, lives at Cleveland, Ohio; Helen, bookkeeper, Ohio Fuel & Gas Company, lives at home; and Jeanette, attends school in Medina.

Mr. Hammett is a Democrat, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and belongs to Monroe Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 189, Woodsfield; Barnesville Chapter, R. A. M., No. 69; and Bellaire Council, No. 87.

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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