H. N. Hammond


H. N. HAMMOND, president of the First National Bank of Dillonvale, O., and one representative citizens, was born on his father's farm in Smithfield Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, December 13, 1859, and is a son of Nathan and Eliza Ann (Naylor) Hammond.

Nathan Hammond was also a cative of Jefferson County, his father having been one of the very early settlers in Smithfield Township and a part of the land acquired by the latter is still in the Hammond name. Nathan Hammond received a part of his father's estate and engaged here in agricultural pursuits during early and middle life and then turned it over to his sons, retiring to Smithfield, where he died in 1906, aged about eighty years. He married Eliza Ann Naylor, a daughter of John S. Naylor, an early settler, and they had five children: Mary, who married John Copeland; and William, John, Henry N., and George N. The mother died in 1908.

Henry N. Hammond attended the public schools and later, in 1881, graduated from Hopedale College, where he had taken a business course. He came into possession of the old Thomas Hammond farm and continued to engage in agricultural pursuits until 1909, when he sold 113 acres of it to W. A. Henderson. He bought 12 acres upon which he now resides. This property has been finely improved and the name of Windanola has been given it. It is one of the most attractive suburban homes in this section and is located on the east edge of Smithfield.

In February, 1882, Mr. Hammond was married to Miss Catherine Sixsmith, a daughter of George and Jane (Lewis) Sixsmith, of Warren Township, both of whom are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Hammond have one daughter, Olive, who is the wife of W. E. Crawford, who is teller in the Dillonvale Bank, and they have one child, Catherine.

For three years before he became interested in banking, Mr. Hammond was in the insurance business at Bridgeport, O. He was one of the organizers and one of the leading stockholders in the First National Bank of Dillonvale, and John Henderson was the first president. In 1903 Mr. Hammond became a director and in 1907 became president, succeesing the late Jasper N. Richardson. Politically a Republican, Mr. Hammond is always interested in the success of his party but he lays no claim to being a politician. He comes of an old Quaker family but both he and his wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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