Lawrence W Hammerly

16 April 1897–22 February 1999 (Age 101)
Ira, Jasper, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lawrence W

When Lawrence W Hammerly was born on 16 April 1897, in Ira, Jasper, Iowa, United States, his father, Jacob Nelson Hammerly, was 27 and his mother, Mary Estella Watt, was 23. He married Lucille Ruth Scott on 15 October 1919, in Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Newton Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 22 February 1999, in Jasper, Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 101, and was buried in Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence W Hammerly
Lucille Ruth Scott
Marriage: 15 October 1919
Joan Eloise Hammerly
Carolyn Amanda Hammerly
Miriam L Hammerly
Raymond S Hammerly
Harriet J Hammerly

Spouse and Children

15 October 1919
Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States


    Joan Eloise Hammerly



    Miriam L Hammerly


    Raymond S Hammerly


    Harriet J Hammerly


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 16

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 29

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Hammerle .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lawrence M Hammerly, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lawerence W Hammerly, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lawrence W Hammerly, "United States Census, 1940"

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