Alder Slope, Wallowa County, Oregon
Rev. N. E. Hammack was born in Laural County, Kentucky, August 1, 1850 and died at his home on Alder Slope July 31, 1929, being 79 years old. He was married to Maryann Weaver in early life and to this union six children were born, three of who have passed on. Those surviving are Barbara Hodge, Levisa Braughton of Roseburg and James R. Hammack. Those who have died are William J. Hammack, Mahaleyann Hodge and Margarett Sasser.
Mr. Hammack came to Wallowa county in 1902 and settled on Alder Slope which remained his home until he passed away. His first wife died and he was married that year to Fannie Crawford who also passed away in 1923, and in 1924, he was united in marriage with Mrs. M.R. Peden of Weiser, Idaho who survives him.
In 1876 Mr. Hammack was ordained a minister of the United Baptist church and preaching the gospel was held by him as a sacred mission to which he would gladly have devoted his time and energy. He was a great student of the Bible and could repeat whole chapters to the edification of his listeners. For several years he gathered all his family about him on his birthday, at the city park, and after the social hour, he delivered a sermon to the group. He had many friends who treasure his memory.
Enterprise Record Chieftain, August 15, 1929, Page 9
Contributed by: Sue Wells and Gary Jaensch