Ninth Generation


441. Robert Ray HAMMOND1341,1385 was born on 19 May 1874 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA. He graduated on 8 December 1897 in Cooper Medical College, Stanford University, San Francisco, SF, CA.1386 He appeared in the census in 1900 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1197 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1902.1387 In 1904 Robert became a member of Masonic Lodge No. 191388 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1904.1389 He appeared in the census in 1910 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1390 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE:Office]1391 In 1920 he was a physician in 303 F & M Bk Bldg.1392 In 1925 Robert was a physician in 303 United Bk & Tr Co bldg, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1393 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1932.1394 He was buried in October 1932 in Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1395 He died on 1 October 1932 at the age of 58 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1178,1396 Robert has reference number 416. According to family history: (taken down verbatim from Abby Hammond's handwritten notes as accurately as possible)

Robt. Ray Hammond, MD, Captain in the World War (I).

Was appointed by Franklin Martin of Washington, DC, Chairman of the Medical Defense of San Joaquin County, and after calling two meetings succeeded in obtaining a number of volunteers for the Medical Service - Volunteered his services.

Was sent to San Francisco July 14, 1918 for a very interesting course in War surgery. Remained there about four weeks. Then proceeded to Camp Lewis, Washington State, where he remained about six weeks. While there he was in charge of influenza wards.

Ordered to Camp Crane, Allentown, Penn. and from there to port of embarkation. Had received over-sea orders when he was sent out to fight the influenza in Penna.

He had for his territory, Pine Grove and seventeen surrounding towns where conditions were appalling. He established a hospital in Pine Grove and he and the two Lieutenants under him ran the hospital and covered the seventeen towns and Pine Grove each day - all the local MD's being victims of the disease. He used the cubical system in the hospital and obtained the best results and received the highest recommendations from the Colonel for the efficiency of the hospital and the services of the men.

Sailed Nov. 3rd and land in Saint Maga ire Nov. 12th. From there he west to Le Blanc where he remained until January 14th, 1919. While there he was placed in charge of the Base Hospital and after closing the hospital was sent to the large Aviation Center Romorautin, near Gievers (pronounced Gieves). From there he was sent to the U.S. with troups by the Chief Surgeon of the American Expeditionary Forces.

He was embarked for over-seas when Peace was declared and all soldiers were taken off leaving just the Doctors and nurses. He experienced the thrill of an unsuccessful torpedo attack and landed in France the day the Armistice was signed. Returned to U.S. the next spring April 1919.

His address was
Capt. R. R. Hammond Medical Service
Air Service
Production Center No. 2
American P.O. 1713A

This address was not used by the Government after he reached France and he never received one of our letters.

He served as Chief of Staff of St. Joseph's Hospital, Stockton, CA; President of the San Joaquin Medical Society, Fellow of the American Society of Surgeons; member St. John's Episcopal Church, served as vestryman for many years.


Newspaper clipping - probably the Stockton Record - December 1920 - Twenty Years Ago Today:

Dr. Robert Ray Hammond left last Wednesday for Kentucky, where he will be married next week to Miss Newman of Harrol's Creek in the Blue Grass state. Dr. Hammond and his bride will be at home at 643 North Hunter street after January 1, 1901


Federal Census - 1930 - lists Robert Hammond, Age 55, born 1874, birthplace California, head of household, living in Atherton, San Mateo County, California. Roll: 217; Enumeration District: 42; Image: 48.0.

Robert Ray HAMMOND and Reuben Sheridan NEWMAN were married on 12 December 1900 in Presbyterian Church, Harrod's Creek, , KY.1397 They were at home at 643 North Hunter St after January 1, 1901 Reuben Sheridan NEWMAN, daughter of J. William NEWMAN and Mary G BARBOUR, was born in June 1877 in Harrod's Creek, Jefferson, KY.1398,1399 She appeared in the census in 1880 in Springdale, Jefferson, KY.1400 She appeared in the census in 1900 in Harrods Creek, Jefferson, KY.1398 Reuben died on 11 August 1904 at the age of 27 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1401 She was buried after 11 August 1904 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1402 She had her estate probated on 5 December 1904 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1403 Reuben has reference number 667.1404 Notice bound in the 1867 bible

HAMMOND - In this city, August 11, 1904, Reuben Newman Hammond, Beloved wife of Dr. Robert Ray Hammond, a native of Kentucky, aged 26 years, 1 month and 25 days.

Robert Ray HAMMOND and Reuben Sheridan NEWMAN had the following children:

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Robert Ray HAMMOND , Jr. was born on 14 May 1903 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1405 He lived in 435 W Park, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA in 1925.1406 He died in January 1976 at the age of 72 in New York City, NY, NY.1405 Robert has reference number 830. Federal Census 1930 lists Robert R Hammond, age 26, birth year 1903, birthplace California, head of household, living in San Francisco, CA. Stockbroker for Salomon Brothers.

Roll: 207; Enumeration District: 347; Image: 910.0.

Newpaper obituary for Norine Stiffler Hammond (stepmother) lists his home in 1958 as New York.

SSN - 558-10-4523 issued California before 1951

Robert Ray HAMMOND and Norine STIFFLER were married on 15 October 1912 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1396 They1396 appeared in the census in 1920 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1407 They1407 lived in 435 W Park, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA in 1920.1392 Robert and Norine1392 lived in 435 W Park, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA in 1925.1393 They1393 appeared in the census in 1930 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1408 Norine STIFFLER, daughter of Frank M. STIFFLER and Nellie E DEBNAM, was born on 12 August 1890 in Colorado.1409 She appeared in the census in 1900 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1410 She appeared in the census in 1910 in Oakland, Alameda, CA.1411 Norine died on 27 February 1958 at the age of 67 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1178,1412,1413 She was buried after 27 February 1958 in Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1414 She has reference number 1013.

Robert Ray HAMMOND and Norine STIFFLER had the following children:

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Gilbert Claiborne HAMMOND was born on 11 May 1914 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1415,1416 He appeared in the census in 1920 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1407 He appeared in the census in 1930 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1408 Gilbert served in the military on 2 October 1942 in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.1417 He was buried in 1977 in Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1418 He died on 7 July 1977 at the age of 63 in , Contra Costa, CA.1419 Gilbert has reference number 682.