Donald Edward Hammett

30 November 1929–16 May 1953 (Age 23)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Donald Edward

When Donald Edward Hammett was born on 30 November 1929, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Urquhart Archer Hammett, was 28 and his mother, Naomi Jane Arquette, was 30. He died on 16 May 1953, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Urquhart Archer Hammett
Naomi Jane Arquette
Joan Hammett
Donald Edward Hammett

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World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 5

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 8

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): from a pet form of the Norman personal name Hamo ( see Hammond 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Donald E Hammett in household of Urquhart A Hammett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donald Edward Hammett, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Donald Edward Hammett, "Find A Grave Index"

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