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Vernita Margaret HammondAge: 86 years19011987

Vernita Margaret Hammond
Given names
Vernita Margaret
Birth February 21, 1901 32 31
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 14 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 15 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://goo.gl/CElxTx
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 16 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://goo.gl/nYVCtq
Death of a fatherGeorge Ambrose Hammond
August 8, 1924 (Age 23 years)
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 28 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
Death of a husbandVernon Rauhut
August 10, 1938 (Age 37 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 40 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://goo.gl/QfFDwG
Residence August 5, 1948 (Age 47 years)
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 48 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://goo.gl/o1FrfM
Death of a motherCorrie Gladys Hawley
April 29, 1959 (Age 58 years)
Death June 19, 1987 (Age 86 years)
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Marriage: March 29, 1890Ludington, Michigan, USA
11 years
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School teacher, later worked at Michigan Millers Insurance.

Grandma Neder we called her. She moved to Flint and then to Lansing. Her Husband was killed in a train accident. She became a widow after 8 years of marriage and was left with a 4 year old -Margot. My mother raised me alone . She worked full time when a women's wages were meager ( poor ) . We survived together. Once my mother stabbed me with a fork because I was doing someting wrong at the table. She felt very bad about it later. We used to go every spring and pick flowers by Grand River at Francis Park. The year was 1938 and the depression was just beginning to fade. Times were not easy. They used to walk to Michigan Millers and go to Estelle's and eat. You could get baked beans for .12cents at the cafeteria. On Sundays they went to the Union at Michigan State and had very good dinners. During the Depression you could only drive 35 mph. Mother had a 39 plymouth and Margot stood all the way to ludington in the car. (just because she didn't want to sit) On Saturdays they washed clothes in the wringer and then they ironed them. On Saturday nights Margot slept over at Marlyn Sweeney's house. They went to the show for .12 cents every afternoon and her dad drove them all around.Then she worked as a school teacher, later worked at Michigan Millers Insurance. She lived in Lansing Mich. She frequently visited Ludington MI. in the summers. She loved the beach and walking in the state park. Buried in Lansing MI. The funniest story about Grandma was, once we were eating dinner in Ludington. We had pork chops for dinner, well Mark or Bill picked one up with their fingers and Grandma slapped their meat out of their hand, picked it up with HER fingers and said " you don't pick up the meat with your fingers" Grandma Neder was very proper you know. They would save their gas stamps during the depression to go to Ludington. Grandma lived with Margot for about 4 month when she got older, it was too much, she got very strong and forceful. She then went to a nursing home. She was a teacher in Ludington at Lonfellow school before she was married. Her friends were Maryella, Laura, Dora (who named her Neder) Clara Ship-Colley.

Social Security Number: 379-16-7966

The state listed in the birth locality field is where the Social Security Number was issued.

The zip code listed in the death locality field is the last place of residence.

Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 48073 Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan

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    1. Vernita Margaret Hammond

      Vernita Margaret Hammond, daughter of George Ambrose Hammond and Corrie Gladys Hawley, was born on February 21, 1901 in Ludington, Michigan, USA and died on June 19, 1987 in Warren, Michigan, USA at the age of 86. She married Vernon Rauhut, son of Frederick William Rauhut and Marie Gonpell.

      Vernita Margaret Hammond and Vernon Rauhut had 1 child.

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