Weert Engelman Hammill

19 December 1923–29 November 1996 (Age 72)
South Dakota, United States

The Life of Weert Engelman

When Weert Engelman Hammill was born on 19 December 1923, in South Dakota, United States, his father, Bert Floyd Hammill, was 37 and his mother, Gertrude S. Engelmann, was 29. He lived in Miller, Hand, South Dakota, United States in 1940 and Anaheim, Orange, California, United States in 1958. He died on 29 November 1996, in California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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Weert Engelman Hammill
Elizabeth Patton Towne

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    Donald Hammill


    Kenneth H Hammill


    Jacqueline M. Hammill



World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 11

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. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant spelling of Hamill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Weert E Hammill in household of Bert F Hammill, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wiert E Hammill in household of Bert F Hammill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wert E Hammill, "South Dakota, School Records, 1879-1970"

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