William Ephraim Hammack

7 February 1824–11 October 1917 (Age 93)
Virginia, United States

The Life of William Ephraim

When William Ephraim Hammack was born on 7 February 1824, in Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob Hammack, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Dodson Wise, was 23. He married Maria Margaret Saville on 17 February 1869, in Hampshire, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. He lived in Salisbury, Salisbury Township, Chariton, Missouri Territory, United States in 1900 and Salisbury, Chariton, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died on 11 October 1917, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in New Cambria, Macon, Missouri, United States.

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William Ephraim Hammack
Maria Margaret Saville
Marriage: 17 February 1869
Mary E. Colvin
Emma Elizabeth Hammach
Mattie A. Hammack
Sarah Margaret Hammack
Virginia Lee Hammack
Annie M. Hammack

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17 February 1869
Hampshire, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 5

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

Age 36

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a harness maker, from a shortened form of Middle Dutch haemmaker. Compare German Hamacher .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Hammack, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Hammock, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Hammack in household of Elizabeth Hammack, "United States Census, 1850"

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