1904. afflicted with asthma and during the past year especially has been a great sufferer from [?] she could not withstand it [?] motherless. Received letters [?] [?]
Dec. 9. Friday. A rainy morning, followed by [?] Adelaide and wrote to Rev. [?] that Calvin is sick in bed[?] [?]
Dec. 10. Saturday. Weather partly cloudy [?] father has been in a stupor [?] roused for anything. I wrote [?] week ago when Susie visited [?] better that day and the next [?] he began to fail in every way a [?] when he went into the [?] put into his mouth and has [?] not sally. Have written to [?] [?]
Dec. 11. Sabbath. Still Cloudy. [?]
Dec. 12. Monday. A foggy morning and cloud [?] Worthy Patriarch of our family [?] aged 89 yrs. 5 mos. and 21 days. [?] stupor into which he went last [?] his life, and died without a [?] any pain. Indeed he has not [?] we are so glad he departed [?] he rests from his labors, having [?] much better for him than to [?] weakened that he could not [?] constant care! Received a [?] [?]
Dec. 13. Tuesday. Weather still cloudy - John [?] this morning. Father died on [?] has telegraphed to Josiah at [?] he cannot come to the funeral, so it is set for tomorrow P.M. And the others have been notified. Rev. Patterson called in the P.M. His wife's remains were cremated in Oakland last Sat. and with his little girl Esther he then came to Lodi and has not yet returned home. Now he will help officiate at father's funeral. I have written a little sketch of father's history for use at the services. Received letters from Ada and Will Cooke and Eunice and wrote to the children in Humboldt County. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 55.)
1904. Dec. 14. Wednes. Still cloudy. They have laid away our father to rest in the [?] Patriarch" of our family - between his two wives [?] for descendants! He has had 120 direct [?] are now living - 6 children, 42 grand - [?] grandchildren. Only two of his children [?] before him. Rev. DeKay officiate at [?] Rev. Patterson. The text was very appro [?] down to thy grave in a good old age [?] ripe," The S.S. children sung the hymn [?] accompaniment, and they threw [?] church was beautifully decorated [?] Rest in peace, dear father! [?] Inglish, Sr., John Tutheway, George [?] Parker and Winfield Montgomery. [?] girls of Hannah Geffroy's, Mabel, Carrie [?] Horace and Anna Hammond. Have [?] Hammond of Carver, of father's death [?] (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 55.)
[?] Condy came to visit Theresa, and [?] with Edna Jory called this P.M. [?] (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 52.)
[?] Ada is today fortyseven years old [?] husband in ministerial work. [?] (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 50.)
[?] yesterday that in the morning, Horace, [?] came in, and we agreed together to [?] to and titles to father's home place - [?] when he pays Nettie $200. which [?] I have written to the children [?] is foggy and cloudy. [?] (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 47.)
[?] Condy went home. Received letter [?] (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 45.)
[?] till. Chester is today nineteen years [?] Western School of Commerce" in Stockton and studying hard. If he studies as hard as he works, he will do well, for he is a famous worker. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 43. S.S. 43.)
Dec. 20. Tuesday. Cloudy weather continues. Have written to the children in Humboldt Co. and sent Christmas pkgs. to Ida and Susie Pascoe. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 43. S.S. 43.)
Dec. 21. No change in weather. Have written to Mrs. Taylor of San Diego and sent Christmas pkgs. to Steilcoom. Received a letter from
George Hammond was born in Carver, Plymouth Co. Mass. on June 21, 1815, and at the time of his death was 89 years, 5 mos. and 21 days old. He was married in North Abington. Mass. on Nov. 6, 1834, to Miss Susanna Shaw They had 8 children, 4 sons and 4 daughters. He came to Cal. in 1861, whither he had been preceded by one half his children. After remaining here for two years, he returned to Mass. and in 1864 came again to Cal. with Mrs. Hammond and the remaining children, and settled in Lockeford. Shortly after his arrival, he and his wife, transferred their church relationship from the Congl. Church of North Abington, Mass. to the Congl. Church of Lockeford, and he was chosen Deacon of the church, which office he retained as Senior Deacon to the end of his life. Mrs. Hammond died in 1874 and he was married a second time to Mrs. Mary J.B. Smith in Mar. 1876. She died in Jan. 1903. (He was also Supt. of the S. School for a number of years.) Of his descendants, 96 now living survive him - viz! 6 children, 42 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren. Dec. 12, 1904.
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