The Toledo Chronicle
February 5, 1880
Benjamin Hammitt was born near Wheeling, Virginia, July 29th, 1805. He
removed soon after with his parents to Ohio, where he lived until 1853,
since which time he has lived at his late residence in Howard Township, Tama
County, Iowa. He was married to Miss Mary Overmire May 14th, 1826. He was
the father of twelve children, four boys and eight girls. Five of his
children have gone on before him to the "better land." He joined the
Baptist Church about forty years ago, since which time he has lived a
consistent and exemplary christian life. He served as Justice of the Peace
for several years in Ohio and for six years in Howard township. He was
highly respected for his trustworthiness and integrity by all who kenw him.
After a severe and painful illness he sweetly fell asleep in Jesus Monday
morning Jan'y. 19th, 1880. His funeral took place in the Giger Chapel near
his former residence. The very large attendance of the old citizens and
friends testified to their appreciateon of and the loss felt for their old
friend and neighbor. He leaves an aged widow and seven children to mourn
his loss. The funeral services were conduted by Rev's Brown and Wilkins of
Toledo, and Rev. Palmer of Howard.
Died on Saturday night Jan. 25th, of lung fever, a little child of Mr. John
Umphrey's, about nine months old. The funeral took place on Sunday the 25th
at 3 p.m. Rev. Nickols of Montour officiating.
Mr. D. Grav living north of town has sold his farm to Martin Harris, who has
recently returned from Leadville, and is reported to have a good supply of
The Friends still continue their meetings in this village once in two weeks,
next Sabbath will be their regular appointment at 12m; they always have a
Mr. and Mrs. Moore lost their little son Ray, last week by diphtheria.
Married, at the residence of the bride's parents in Buckingham, by the Rev.
D. Livingston, Mr. Fred Lovejoy and Miss Mary McCright. May they enjoy a
A little girl of Wm. Worden's died last week.
Old Mr. Gordon is quite feeble of late caused by old age.
At the residence of the bride's parents in Howard township, on February 1st,
1880, by the Rev. W. H. Klinefelter, Mr. Wibur Ross and Miss Emma Winters.
May their full share of success attend them through a long and prosperous
A meeting of the farmers and others interested in the starting of a creamery
in Toledo, was held in the Court House Monday afternoon of this week. A
committee was appointed to investigage and report upon the feasibility of
starting such an institution. this is an enterprise which not only the
farmers should take an interest in, but also all who are interested in the
prosperity of Toledo.
Married- At the M. E. Parsonage, Toledo, Jan 21st, 1880, by the Rev. J. B.
Taylor, Mr. H. B. Edwards of Belle Plaine to Miss Ollie A. Coates, of
Oliver Nilson's team was tied loose Thursday in front of the blacksmith shop
near J. M. Camery & Sons store. Oliver had just stepped into the shop for
something and while there, some boys came sliding along on the sidewalk,
thus scaring the team which started up Broadway at a lively gait, scattering
the wagon harness, etc. as they sped onward. The horses came to a halt when
they ran against a lamp post at the corner of Judge Struble's premises. One
of the horses was quite severely bruised and cut. This is only another
reminder that horses should not be left without being securely fastened.
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