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Sarah Ellen Ralston Hammond

One source indicates Sarah Ellen Ralston was born on 11 May 1848.1

Most sources indicate she was born on 11 May 1849 in Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States.29

She was the child of James Barr Ralston.10

Sarah E. Ralston was listed on the 1850 census as a 1 year old female born in Pennsylvania. Sarah was listed in the household of James B Ralston in North Buffalo Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania..11

Sarah lived in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1854.8

 Sarah Ralston was listed on the 1860 census as an 11 year old born in Pennsylvania. She was living in the household of J. B. Ralston. in Ontario, Knox County, Illinois.12 .

She married Richmond Fisk Hammond on 1 Jan 1867 in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States.1,3,8,1318

On 6 Feb 1868, a daughter, Estella Mabel Hammond, was born in in Illinois, United States.1819

On 28 Nov 1868, a son, Forest Clinton Hammond, was born in in Illinois, United States.18

Sarah was listed on the 1870 census as the wife of Richmond F Hammond living in Ontario Township, Knox County, Illinois. According to the census, Sarah was 21 years old and was born in Pennsylvania..2021

On 23 Nov 1871, a daughter, Nellie Elida Hammond, was born in in Illinois, United States.18

She lived in Iowa, United States in 1874.22

On 9 Feb 1874,a daughter, Josie Winifred Hammond, was born in in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States.18

, A son, Glenn M Hammond, was born.

She witnessed the death of a son, Glenn M Hammond, on 11 Feb 1878.1

On 11 Jun 1879, Clyde Nelson Hammond was born.18

In Jul 1880, Sarah was listed as Sarah E. Hammond, a 31 year old female born in Pennsylvania, in the household of Richmond F. Hammond on the census living in Union, Hardin, Iowa, United States.23

She lived in Kansas, United States in 1884.22

She died on 18 Oct 1892 at the age of 43 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.1,34,6,89,2425

Sarah was buried on 20 Oct 1892 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.4,8,2630

Obituary

Died at her home in this city, October 19th, 1892, Mrs Sarah Ellen Ralston, wife of our esteemed townsman, R. F. Hammond.

Mrs. Hammond was born in Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, May 11th, 1848. She moved with her parents to Knox county, Illinois, in 1854, where she was married to R. F. Hammond, who during her long years of suffering patiently ministered at her bedside, and generously sacrificed all else for her comfort.

They were married on Enw Year’s Day of 1867, and three years after Mrs. Hammond developed the incurable form of scrofula from which for 23 years, she was a sufferer and endured a lingering death with Christian faith and heroism. In 1874 they moved to Iowa, and from there in 1884 to Kansas. At an early period of her life, Mrs. Hammond accepted the teaching of Jesus, and became one of his most ardent disciples. In the storm of physical agony that swept over her life, she ever realized that the divine area was underneath her, and she distinctly heard the voice of the Redeemer say —  “Peace be still”. She endured her trials and bore her burden for Jesus’s sake, and illustrated to her friends, the power there is in a child-like faith in God. The services in her memore were held at the First Presbyterian church and were conducted by Rev. S E. Busser. The interment was made in the G.A.R. cemetery. the entire community aimed to express to Mr. Hammond and his family the sympathy they felt, and the offering of the hope-reviving flowers laid on her casket with tearful appreciation of her wort, was very beautiful and suggestive. A large detail of soldiers from the Home and the city, representing Lewis Post G.A.R. of which Mr. Hammond is the Commander, attended the funeral in a body, and assisted their comrades in this the severest battle of his life.

The text taken for her funeral service was Matthew 11, 26 and 29: “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heave laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, and ye shall find rest unto your souls”. The music was provided by Mr. T. C. Owen and his accomplished daughter Miss Anna. The lesson of her faith and patience was developed by the minister and the sweet word “Come” of the text seemed to be uttered by her to all her friends here below, and every one realized the blessedness of that text that rest to the people of God. The storm is over, the harbor of haven reached and the welcome words hears, “Enter into the joy of the Lord”.

From the Dodge City Globe Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), Dodge City, Kansas, [Date], [Page], “Obituary” 28 Oct 1892, page 1, col. 4


ENDNOTES:

        1. History and Genealogies of the Hammond Families in America With an Account of the Early History of the Family in Normandy and Great Britain (Oneida, NY: Ryan & Burkhart, 1904)

        2. “Family Data Collections – Births,”Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (July 2017), Sarah Ellen Ralston.

        3. “Family Data Collection — Individual Records,”Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (July 2017), Sarah Ellen Ralston.

        4. Ancestry Database, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).

        5. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 19.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.

        6. Edmund West comp., Family Data Collection – Individual Records (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000), Birth year: 1849; Birth city: Armstrong Co; Birth state: PA.

        7. Edmund West comp., Family Data Collection – Births (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001).

        8. “Obituary,” The Globe-Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), 28 October 1892, page 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 21 December 2020).

        9. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online 29 December 2020), memorial for Sarah Ellen Ralston Hammond (1849-1892), Find a Grave Memorial no. #42816979, created by Del Crumbaugh (Gates/Connell), citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by Lellani MCDowell, Sarah Ellen Ralston Hammond.

        10. “Family Data Collection — Individual Records,” [ItemType:lower:Abbrev] Sarah Ellen Ralston.

        11. 1850 U.S. Census, Armstrong County Pennsylvania, population schedule, North Buffalo Township, Armstrong County, PA, page 169 Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], household 129, James B Ralston; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M432

        12. 1860 U.S. Census, Knox County, Illinois, population schedule, Ontario, Knox County, Illinois, page 170-171 Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], household 1244, J. B> Ralston; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M653

        13. Marriage Certificate, Richmond F. Hammond and Sarah El Ralston (Hammond.Notebook).

        14. “Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online May 2017), Richmond Hammond.

        15. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/). Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 : [AccessType] [AccessDate]; [Page].

        16. “Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920,” Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : July 2017 (viewed online), Richmond Hammond – Sarah E Ralston.

        17. Ancestry.com, Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015).

        18. Richmind Fisk Hammond, Military and penion record of Richmond Fisk Hammond (: U.S. Government), Richmond F Hammond 1915 Affidavit.

        19. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database on-line, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ : viewed online September 2017), Richmond F Hammind.

        20. 1870 Federal Census Knox County, Illinois Volume Two (Galesburg, IL: Knox County Genealogical Society, 1990), page 338a (Hammond.IL.027). Hereinafter cited as 1870 Federal Census Knox County Illinois.

        21. 1870 U.S. Census, Knox County, Illinois, population schedule, Ontario Township, Knox County, Illinois, page 3 Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], household 18, Richmond F Hammond; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T132

        22. Dodge City Globe Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), Dodge City, Kansas, [Date], [Page], “Obituary” 28 Oct 1892, page 1, col. 4 (Hammond.KS.008).

        23. 1880 U.S. Census, Hardin County, Iowa, population schedule, Union, Hardin County, Iowa, ED 127, page 29 Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], household 213, Hammond Richmond; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T9

        24. Obituary, Dodge City Globe Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), Dodge City, Kansas, 28 Oct 1892, Page 1, col. 4 (Hammond.KS.008).

        25. Tombstone, Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City Kansas read by Marcia Philbrick, 1996, (Hammond.Notebook)

        26. Computer Printout for Maple Grove Cemetery (Dodge City, KS: Dodge City, Kansas, 5/29/1985), Rec#12977 Z2 lot 9 block 56 WGAR (Crawford.KS.080)

        27. Treesearcher : GAR Cemetery, Vol. 9 no. 2 April 1967 (Hammond.KS.014).

        28. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online September 2016), memorial for Sarah Ellen Ralston Hammond (1849-1892), Find a Grave Memorial no. #42816979,

        29. “Obituary,” The Journal-Democrat (Dodge City, Kansas), 22 October 1892, page 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 21 December 2020).

        30. “GAR Cemetery,” Treesearcher (April 1967 Vol. 9 no. 2), Page 68.