Lewis Philip Hamer

18 January 1898–1985 (Age 86)
Troup, Georgia, United States

The Life of Lewis Philip

When Lewis Philip Hamer was born on 18 January 1898, in Troup, Georgia, United States, his father, Joseph Washington Hamer, was 38 and his mother, Martha Elizabeth Smith, was 36. He lived in Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States in 1920 and District 921, Muscogee, Georgia, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died in 1985, at the age of 87, and was buried in Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States.

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 8

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 24

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

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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Sources (3)

  • Louis T Hamer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Louis P Hammer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Louis Hamer in household of Ed Hill, "United States Census, 1920"

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