Jane A. Hamer

1834–Female
Indiana, United States

The Life of Jane A.

When Jane A. Hamer was born in 1834, in Indiana, United States, her father, Andrew Hamer, was 34 and her mother, Dorothea Weatherla, was 17. She lived in DeKalb, Missouri, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Hamer
1800–1876
Dorothea Weatherla
1817–1888
Jane A. Hamer
1834–
Sadie Hamer
1848–1860
Sabrina Jane Hamer
1839–1917
Jesse Hamer
1844–
Nancy Lee Hamer
1847–
Joseph Reader Hamer
1850–1934
Sarah Mae Hamer
1852–1903

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 2

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1865

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Hamer, from Old English hamor ‘rock’, ‘crag’.2 English: possibly a metonymic occupational name for a smith or for a maker or seller of hammers, Middle English hamer (Old English hamor), or a habitational name for someone living at an inn or shop distinguished by the sign of a hammer.3 Dutch: from hamer ‘hammer’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of hammers or a user of a hammer, for example a blacksmith.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Hamer in household of Andrew Hamer, "United States Census, 1850"

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