William Francis Hammond JP

9 Sep 1830 - 13 Dec 1907

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William Francis Hammond JP

9 Sep 1830 - 13 Dec 1907
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William Francis Hammond, J.P. was born in London, England. He immigrated firstly to Australia and then to New Zealand with this first wife, Rebecca Anne Bedford.  After Rebecca's death on 24 September 1877 in Ponsonby, Auckland, W.F. Hammond bought his children to live on the North Sh

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William Francis Hammond JP

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Married: 3 Aug 1855
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Castor Bay

2 Glenfield Road (opp Pupuke Road)
Birkenhead, , Auckland
New Zealand
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February 15, 2014
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October 30, 2016
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November 13, 2013

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Contributor: suzyq5 Created: 4 years ago Updated: 2 weeks ago

William Francis Hammond, J.P. was born in London, England. He immigrated firstly to Australia and then to New Zealand with this first wife, Rebecca Anne Bedford.  After Rebecca's death on 24 September 1877 in Ponsonby, Auckland, W.F. Hammond bought his children to live on the North Shore of Auckland.  He met the daughter of Mary Forgham, formerly Alston, nee Havenhand, at the Forgham's property in Greenhithe.  William married Annabella Findlay Alston (also buried at Pompeliar) on 17 November 1879. The couple had one son and five daughers.  William was an architect and designed and built the home known as Highbury, which is now used to name the area of land in which the family once lived.  William died in an accident at one of  his properties at Orua, on the southern shores of Auckland. 

Life timeline of William Francis Hammond JP

William Francis Hammond JP was born on 9 Sep 1830
William Francis Hammond JP was 10 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
William Francis Hammond JP was 29 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
William Francis Hammond JP was 39 years old when Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, breaking away from the American Equal Rights Association which they had also previously founded. Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
William Francis Hammond JP was 49 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
William Francis Hammond JP was 58 years old when The Great Blizzard of 1888 struck the northeastern United States, producing snowdrifts in excess of 50 ft (15 m) and confining some people to their houses for up to a week. The Great Blizzard of 1888 or Great Blizzard of '88 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States of America. The storm, referred to as the Great White Hurricane, paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine, as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Snowfalls of 10 to 58 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m). Railroads were shut down, and people were confined to their houses for up to a week. Railway and telegraph lines were disabled, and this provided the impetus to move these pieces of infrastructure underground. Emergency services were also affected.
William Francis Hammond JP was 61 years old when Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
William Francis Hammond JP died on 13 Dec 1907 at the age of 77
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