Earnest James HAMM

Earnest James HAMM

Male 1873 - 1924  (51 years)

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  • Name Earnest James HAMM  [2
    • Supervisor E. James Ham of this city was the victim of a fatal accident last Sunday afternoon, resulting in his death on Tuesday evening. He and his three sons, Birchard, Mason and Wesley, decided to drive out to his farm near Brownville after dinner and were on their way when the accident occurred. They drove north of the M. J. Loftus corner, just west of New Haven, and were perhaps three of four miles north of that place when the car struck a bump.
      The rifle, a 22 caliber with a special bullet therein, was across Mr. Ham's lap, though on safety, and the trigger must have caught on something as the gun was discharged, the bullet entering his abdomen just a little to the left, penetrating his bowels four times, traveling in an upward direction and coming out the right side. His son Mason was driving the car and they drove back home as soon as possible. Dr. Glenn Sheldon of Kansas City, who had been called here for other operations, was secured as soon as possible and operated on Mr. Ham.
      He got through Sunday night in apparently excellent shape, but the following night took a decided turn for the worse and during the day Tuesday, it was apparent he was making a losing fight for life, death coming between 11 and 12 o'clock that night.
      Ernest James Ham was born Feb. 16, 1873, at Chedder, Somersetshire, England, and received his education in that country. When 18 years of age he came direct from that place to Osage, borrowing the money with which to make the journey. He was an example of what thrift and industry will accomplish for a "four square" young man, as he accumulated considerable property in this county. He was serving his first term as a member of the board of supervisors and had gained a reputation for square dealing in that office.
      He worked on a farm until his marriage to Miss Mary Slawson on Jan. 19, 1897.
      They then purchasing a farm. Five years ago he retired from active farm duties and purchased a home in this city. He is survived by his devoted wife and four sons; Roland of San Diego, Calif., and the three named above. One young son, Wayne passed away about four years ago. Two brothers and two sisters survive him in his native land across the sea. The passing of a good citizen such as Mr. Ham is indeed regrettable and many friends will sympathize with his family in their irreparable loss.
      Funeral service will be conducted at the home at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon by Rev. Walker, after which the mortal remains will be laid to rest in Osage cemetery, the Odd Fellows, of which order he was a member, having charge at the grave. He was also a member of the Modern Woodmen.
      His son Roland was notified of the accident soon after it occurred and started for Osage as soon as possible and will no doubt be here for the last sad rites.

      April 23, 1925 Mitchell Co. Press.

      Posted on Find A Grave created by K. Pike [1]
    Born 16 Feb 1873  Chedder, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Christened 5 Apr 1874  Cheddar, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Living in Rock, Mitchell Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1910  Living in Mason, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1915  Living in Rock, Mitchell Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1920  Living in Rock, Mitchell Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Fact Son of James Hamm and Eliza Tutten Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Died 4 Mar 1924  Brownville, Mitchell Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I27010  Main Tree
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2020 

    Family Mary Katherine SLAWSON,   b. 30 Nov 1876, Rock County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1929, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1897  Rock Creek, Mitchell Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Children 
    +1. Roland Slawson HAM,   b. 19 Jan 1898, Mitchell Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1970  (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
     2. Percy Vinton HAM,   b. 13 Apr 1903, Mitchell Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1903, Mitchell Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     3. James Birchard HAM,   b. 6 Jun 1906, Mason City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1971, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     4. Mason Marshall HAM,   b. 28 Nov 1908, Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1995, Willow Creek, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Birth]
     5. Clark Wesley HAM,   b. 26 Jun 1910, Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1951, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [Birth]
     6. Wayne William HAMM,   b. 6 Sep 1916, Mitchell Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1920, Osage, Mitchell Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F20847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell Co., Iowa Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Ernest James Hamm Headstone
    Ernest James Hamm Headstone
    Ernest J. Hamm is the husband of Mary K. Slawson. He is buried in the Osage Cemetery in Osage, Mitchell Co., Iowa.

    Created by: K Pike
    Photo added by: DM Scott

  • Sources 
    1. [S11867] Find A Grave: Obituary Notice for Ernest James Ham.

    2. [S03336] Slason-Slauson-Slawson-Slosson Family by George C. Slawson dated 1946.

    3. [S11871] Death Certificate for Earnest James Hamm.

    4. [S11870] Ancestry.com: Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1914.

    5. [S11808] 1900 Census Rock, Mitchell County, Iowa.

    6. [S11868] 1910 Census Mason, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa.

    7. [S11840] 1915 Census Rock, Mitchell County, Iowa.

    8. [S11873] 1920 Census Rock, Mitchell County, Iowa.

    9. [S11845] Ancestry.com: Iowa Marriage Records, 1880-1945.