Aged Astoria Woman Dies

Mrs. Amanda Hamm Passed Away After An Illness Of Several Years

Mrs. Amanda Hamm passed away Friday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock at the home of Mrs. Mary Wickert in Astoria, where she had been making her home for the past eighteen months. She had been an invalid for the past six years, yet she bore her affliction with patience and fortitude.

Mrs. Hamm was born March 1, 1859 in Hickory township, Schuyler county, the daughter of Alfred and Lydia Lane. She was aged 84 years and eleven days. She was united in marriage June 1, 1879 to Peter Hamm. To this union seven children were born, Ida Alice, dying in infancy and Homer Hamm, who passed away May 23, 1926. The husband preceded her in death on May 22, 1932.

The surviving children are Mrs. M. W. Hughes of Astoria; James Hamm of Fox Lake, Ill.; Mrs. Stella Price of Peoria; Austin Hamm of Browning; Pete Hamm of Peoria, together with twenty-four grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Schuman of Browning.

Mrs. Hamm spent the great portion of her life on a farm near Sheldons Grove, where her children were reared. She was a faithful wife, a loving mother and a true friend. She was a hard working, industrious woman, loved her home and family and commanded the high respect of a large circle of friends. Her life was gentle, but like the still waters, it was deep. In her heart of hearts she carried those she loved and her hand was never weary, her step never failed in ministering unto, caring for, waiting upon those who were in any way dependent upon her.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Cline Horton home, conducted by Rev. Fred Thompson. Interment in the Astoria Memorial Mausoleum.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 3/17/1943

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