James R. Hammett, named for his father, whose full history and plate is on another page, was born in Camargo Township, Douglas County, Illinois, December 26, A. D. 1870. He was principally educated in the North-western University at Evanston, Illinois, where he remained three years. In 1897 he married Miss Conchita Kelley, of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. They have two lovely babies : Helen and Blanche. Jimmie and his family live happily in their beautiful home, which constitutes a part of the old homestead.