David Hamm, Photographer 56 Years, Dies
A photographer for 56 years,
David S. Hamm, 76, of South Church Street, died Saturday morning in Perry
Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born May 18, 1895?, in
Dover, a son of Elliott and Susan Glass Hamm. In 1918 he studied photography
under Mr. Hallberg of Hallberg studios in Princeton, then worked for brief
times in Earlville and LaSalle, returning to Princeton to work for Hallberg,
whom he bought out in 1927. Mr. Hamm kept the studio on South Main street
until his retirement in February, 1974.
He married Clara Swanson Feb. 18, 1920, and she
preceded him in death Jan. 31, 1973, after nearly 30 years of marriage. He
next married Martha Simpkins Walzer, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Kenneth, Ph.D.,
head of the chemistry department at Carthage college, Kenosha, Wis., David
Lee of Macon, Ga., who has spent 24 1/2 years in the air force; daughters,
Mrs. Robert (Joan) Mercer, Paw Paw, Mrs. James (Barbara) Rife, North
Manchester, Ind., 10 grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his
first wife; one son in infancy; eight sisters, and three brothers.
(Rest of obit is missing.)
(Bureau County Republican, July 16, 1974, submitted by