Timothy Whitney HAMMOND

Male 1814 - 1900  (86 years)


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  • Name Timothy Whitney HAMMOND  [1
    • Mr. Hammond began his business career in Petersham and lived for a short time in Hardwick, Irvingsville and East Douglass before settling in Worcester in 1844. After three years of mercantile business in Worcester he entered the employ of the Worcester & nashua Railroad Co. as chief clerk in the office of the treasurer, Edward H. Hemenway on April 1, 1847. He was elected treasurer and clerk of the corporation July 23, 1849. He held these offices continuously until May 15, 1896, when he resigned them on account of ill health. He was one of the oldest railroad officials in length of service in the United States having been in the service for about fifty years.

      He was know in railroad circles all over the country. His courtesy and kind nature made themselves felt everywhere he was known. The employees of the road always looked upon him as their friend and were in the habit of going to him for advice and assistance, for his was one of those natures which gave when there was cause for giving and he had a large sympathy for men.

      Senator George F. Hoar, an old neighbor and friend said of him: "Men such as he give confidence to a community." Rev. Austin S. Garver said of him: "One of his marked traits was the kindliness of his disposition. It was manifest in his manner and in the tones of his voice; it beamed from his eye and from his refined and gentle face. his was one of the tenderest of hearts. There was no sting in his words, because there was no scorn or malice in his thought."

      In addition to his duties as a railroad man Mr. hammond was vice president of the Mechanic's Savings Bank and when he resigned he had been a trustee of the institution from 1851, a period of forty-seven years.

      He was a director of the State Mutual Life Insurance Co. from 1859 to 1899; treasurer of the Bay State House corporation from 1856 to 1879 and a member of the common council in 1858-59-68-69 and 70. He never took an active part in politices, though a staunch Republican from the formation of the party. he was a faithful attendant of the Unitarian church. [1]
    Born 26 Jan 1814  Petersham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Aug 1900  [1
    Person ID I72817  Main Tree
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2013 

    Father Enoch HAMMOND,   b. 17 Sep 1768, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1818, Petersham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
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    Mother Lucy BOWKER,   b. 17 Oct 1772,   d. 8 Jul 1859  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 17 Jun 1791  [1
    Family ID F29463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Amelia HOUGHTON,   b. 3 Jan 1813,   d. 13 Oct 1887, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 14 May 1835  [1
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F29474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S02417] History & Genealogies of the Hammond Families in America Vol 2.