33. Oscar Decorell HAMMOND
was born on
9 Oct 1837 in Java, Sheldon, Wyoming, NY. He died on 26 Nov 1903 in Batavia,
Genesee, NY.(16) Batavia Daily News -
Nov. 27, 1903 - O.D. Hammond Dead from Hear Disease - Expired Last Night at His
Home in Batavia- Oscar D. Hammond, long a resident of Batavia, where he was
well and favorably known, died a 11:30 o'clock last night at his home a No. 27
Central Avenue from fatty degeneration of the heart. He had been in ill health
about a year, his condition becoming noticeably worse three or four weeks ago,
and he had been confined to the house since a week ago today. A few days ago
he took a dose of borax by mistake, but his death was in now way attributable
Mr. Hammond was born near North Java, Wyoming county, on Octorber 9, 1837, and
came to Batavia 33 years ago form Attica, where he married a daughter of late
Major William H. Walbridge. He was in the harness business a number of years
before coming to Batavia and during his residence here had been engaged in the
same business. He enlisted form Attica in Co. G. N.Y.S,V. and served three years
and four months in the Civil War. He was member of Uton Post, GAR, and for a
number of years had been receiver of Security Lodge, AOUW. The funeral will
be held on Sunday afternoon.
Besides his wife mr. Hammond leaves a son, Leon W. Hammond and two daughters,
Mrs. Joh Fuller and Mrs. W. Edward Wicks of Batavia. He also is survived by
five brother and four sisters, as follows: Calvin Hammond of Perry, Jacob Hammond
of Nebraska, William Hammond of Lowville, PA, Horace Hammond of Texas, Ormus
Hammond of Wyoming, NY, Mrs. Mary Kidney of Kansas, Mrs Adell Sweezey and Mrs.
Jennie Moon of Wyoming, and Mrs. Mabel Harvey of Orange, NJ.
Nov 28, 1903 - Funeral services for Oscar D. Hammond will be held from the family
residence at 1:30 tomorrow and will be private. Rev. C.E. Millspaugh, DD will
officate. Services at the grave will be conducted by Security Lodge AOUW of
which Mr. H was a long and valued member. He was also a member of the Upton
Post, GAR of Batavia. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia, Genesee,
Oscar sold out his Attica Harness making shop to enlist. He tried to
enlist in the 130th Regt of the NY Vol Infantry but was rejected because of a
sprained ankle. Later that year he enlisted at Attica, NY on 29 Aug 1862 in
Company G, 160th New York State Infantry and was honorably discharged 1 Nov 1865
at Savannah , GA. While in the army he was a saddler. He learned harness making
in Attica, N.Y and had a business there for 15 years, then moved to Batavia in
in 1871. Son Leon joined him about 1888 ( Hammond & Son, 126,Ellicott St.,
Batavia, NY). Oscar had a light complexion, light hair and blue eyes. He recieved
a Civil War pension because he was deaf in both ears. Julius Baker of Attica
recounts in a pension deposition taken on July 15, 1884 ".. that at the
battle on Bayou Teche near Franklin LA ( or sometimes called Fort Bislain) on
April 12 and 13, 1863, our company was sent forard as skirmishers to drive a
portion of the enemy from their guns. We worked our way squarely in front of
their works to a ditch about 200 yards in front of their earth works where we
lay the greater part of the day and a part of night in the ditch at which time
Oscar took a very severe cold and with the nosie of cannon that were firing over
us from both sides (or armies) almost constantly , caused his deafness which
he has had ever since that time."
Oscar's Civil War Military record is hand written on a piece of letter size paper
with the letterhead of the State Bank of Ransomville, Ransomville, NY- it is
here exactly as it is on the paper. For a full record, see Oscars Pension and
the 160th New York Volunteer Infantry was organized at Auburn, NY and there
mustered in for three years. November 21, 1862, with Charles C. Dwight, Colonel.
John B. Van Petten, Lieutenant Colonel, and William H. Sentell, major
served in T. W. Shermans Brigade, Department of the Gulf from Dec. 1862.
2nd Brigade Augurs Division Department of the Gulf from Jan. 1863
Reserve Brigade 1st Division 19th Army Corps, Department of the Gulf from Feb.
2nd and 3rd Brigade 1st Division 19th Army Corps, Department of the Gulf and
the Shenandoak, Middle Military Division from Aug. 1864 to Apr, 1865
3rd Brigade Dwight's Division 22nd Army Corps District of Washington from Apr.
District of Georgia, Department of the South, from June 1865
Moved to New Orleans La, Dec. 4-25, 62
Duty at Carrallton to Jan 6, 1863
Moved to support Usitzel's Brigade operations on Bayou Teche, Jan 6 - 17, and
engagements with the gun boat Cotton in Bayou Teche, Jan 13 -14
A detachment of Company F. on the gun boat Diana were captured Jan 13
Skirmishes at Beswick City March 13
Pattersonville Mar28 and April 11
Operations in West Louisiana, from April 9 to May 14
Battle of Fort Bisland, April 12 -13
Affair at Jeanenette April 14
Advanced to New Iberia, skirmishing en route, April 10 - 16
Proceeded to Bermillion Bayou and Opelousas, skirmishing April 17 -20
Expedition on from Alexandria to Murdocks plantation May 18-19
Action at Plains stone May 21
Siege of Port Hudson May 23 - July 8
Assaults on Port Hudson may 27 and June 14
A detachment volunteered for the fourlorn hope June 15
Fort Hudson surrendered July 8
Duty at Baton Rouge to Sept. 1
Sabine Pass Tex. Expedition Sept 1 -11
1st Teche Expedition, Oct 3 - Nov. 30
Action on vermillion Bayou, Oct 9
barrion bran Bayou Nov 1
Duty at New Iberia and Franklin, Nov 1863-Mar 1864
Batavia Daily News - November 24, 1903
O.D. Hammond of No. 27 Central avenue took a dose of borax yesterday morning
supoosting it ws epsom salts. He sis not know he had made the mistake until
some time later, when he suffered a violent attck of nausea. It was learned
them that he had taken borax and Dr. L.L. Tozier was at once called. For some
time Mr. Hammond was in danger, but by the application of proper remedies he
soom revived. Today he is much imporved.
He was married to Ellen Amelia WALBRIDGE
(daughter of Major William H. WALBRIDGE and
Lois LINDSEY) on 17 Nov 1867 in Attica Presbyterian Church, Attica, , NY.
(22) They were married by Rev. John Wicks
and the witnesses were: John Q. Lindsey and his wife Zemira Spink Lindsey. John
Lindsey was Ellen's cousin. Ellen Amelia WALBRIDGE
was born on
29 Apr 1848 in Attica, Wyoming, NY.(16)
She died on 18 Sep 1924 in Batavia, Genesee, NY.
(16) Sept 19, 1924- Mrs. Oscar D. Hammond - Member of the Rebekah
Lodge and the WRC is Dead - Mrs. Ellen A. Hammond, widow of Oscar D. Hammond,
died at her home, No. 103 Main Street, yesterday afternoon about 5:30 o'clock,
following a short illness.
Mrs. Hammond was born at Attica on April 29, 1848, a daughter of Major William
and Lois Lindsey Walbridge. Her husband died Nov. 26, 1903. Mrs. Hammond was
a member of the Upton women's relief corps and the Batavia Rebekah lodge. She
is survived by a son, Leon W., of Everett, Wash, two daughters, Mrs. John M.
Fuller and Mrs. W.Edward Wicks of Batavia, and a sister , Mrs. Harriett Sunricker
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen A. Hammond of No. 103 Main St., who died on Thursday
afternoon, were held from the mortuary of H.E. Turner & Co. on East Main
Street at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon with the Rev. J. Harrison Olmstead officiating.
The burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.
Among the many floral offerings were pieces from the Women's Relief Corps, the
Batavia Rebekah Lodge, the Batavia Chapter of the O.E.S., the Daughters of Veterans
and relatives and friends. Services at the grave were conducted by the Women's
Relief Corps, of which Mrs. Hammond was a member.
The bearers were William V. Cook, Joseph R. Peard, Harry L. Raymond, W.H.A. Spink,
H.H.Scott, and W.W. Skinner. Relatives were present from Buffalo, Rochester,
Geneseo, Attica, Wyoming, Oakfield, Elba, East Aurora, and Warsaw. She was christened
on 18 Sep 1924 in Batavia, Genesee, NY. She was buried in Elmwood Cemetery,
Batavia, Genesee, NY.(16) Ellen was a
member of Batavia Chapter #352 Order of the Eastern Star. The following was
told to Betty Thomas by Ellen's granddaughter Evlyn (Wicks ) Way.
One day when I was about 9 ( about a year before she died), grandmother came
by while I was riding my bicycle in the yard. She said she loved to ride bicycyles
and wanted to try mine. I said " Grandmothers can't ride bicycles!"
"Oh yes they can!" she said. She then took the bicycle from me,
hitched up her skirt and got on. She rode around and around the house again
and again, until mother came out. Mother yelled to Grandmother to stop immediately,
what will the neighbors think. But she didn't stop, she kept going around and
around the house! Oscar Decorell HAMMOND and Ellen Amelia WALBRIDGE had the
Leon Walbridge HAMMOND.
Mildred Walbridge HAMMOND.
Lois Lydia HAMMOND.
Ernest HAMMOND was born in 1887.(8)
He died in 1893.(8)