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From: "Janice Roberts" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Bray
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 22:30:22 -0600
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Thank you Vera, for posting is one I didn't have!
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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
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Sent: Friday, January 14, 2005 11:21 AM
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Bray

> Calico Rock Progress - Mar 29, 1940 - Long Illness Fatal to Judge Hammett
> John W. Hammett, well known citizen of this place and former county
> judge, died in the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, at about 6:00 o'clock
> Saturday night. His passing is the termination of an illness of several
> weeks. About seven weeks ago he accompanied Mrs Hammett to the hospital,
> where the latter underwent a serious operation and a day or so before he
> to return to this place, he suffered a collapse that forced him to
> confinement and led to his death. He showed but little improvement from
> time he entered the hospital as a patient. His death was not unexpected.
> Mr Hammett was born and reared in the vicinity of Wideman and
> practically all his life was spent in Izard County. He was the son of Mr
> Mrs William Hammett, the former of whom passed away many years ago. He
> to manhood at Wideman and was engaged at farming, later engaging in the
> ginning and mercantile business as a partner with his uncle, the late A.
> Hammett. About 16 years ago he moved to Calico Rock, purchasing the cotton
> gin here and continued as a partner in the business until his death. In
> he was elected county and probate judge of this county, serving four years
> in this office and it was during his tenure of office that the present
> courthouse project was secured and work was started on the new building.
> proved himself a very competent official and had a strong personal
> following. He was a successful business man and made a success of every
> business undertaking. His unexpected illness and subsequent death came as
> shock to his host of friends, all of whom knew him as a true friend and
> neighbor.
> Mr Hammett was 53 years of age. He was married to Miss Allie Bray
> Wideman October 6, 1908. Two sons were born to this union, one dying in
> infancy.
> He is survived by his wife; one son, Ethelle; granddaughter,
> Patricia; mother, Mrs Annie Reynolds of Mtn Home; two half-brothers, Eddie
> and Ossie Reynolds, besides other relatives. Funeral services were held at
> the Methodist Church here, Monday at 1:00 p.m., services being conducted
> the pastor, Rev J. w. Johnston. Interment was in the cemetery at Wideman,
> with the Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville in charge of arrangements.
> Pall bearers were H.W. Wright, E. C. Rodman, J. M. Floyd, Cecil Brumitt,
> Elmer Estes and Neill Brooks.
> Wideman Cemetery
> John W. Hammett 1886-1940
> Allie M. Hammett 1891-1867
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