Hammill, Kate Ann

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Class of 1925
Classical Course

Birth: 11 Feb 1904, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA
Death: 25 Mar 1986, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA

William Henry Hammill, Jr. (1882-1954)
Fannie Dora Rinehardt Hammill (1881-1973)

Roy Davis Hammill (1906-1989)
Lee Elbert Hammill (1908-1909)
Willie Dora Hammill Helderman (1911-2000)
Lena Mae Hammill Corl (1918-2000)
Ruth Elizabeth Hammill Black (1921-2018)
Alma Lee Hammill Crowell (1922-2001)

Spouse: Oscar Lee Poole (1901-1985)
Married: 1927

Frances Poole Staton

West Lawn Memorial Park, China Grove, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA

Source: www.findagrave.com, # 172165002.


Ben Callahan (ECHS director, 29 Aug 2017): Before attending Mont Amoena she attended the old Nussman School near St. Stephen’s Church. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church.

Married Oscar Lee Poole (b. 22 May 1901, Rowan Co. NC, d. 21 Mar 1985, Cabarrus Co. NC) on 28 Dec 1927, Cabarrus Co. NC. (In parsonage of St. Stephen’s church)
1 Child – Francis Elaine Poole (b. 27 Nov 1928, Guilford Co. NC, still living) wife of James Lemuel Staton (dec’d).
Oscar & Kate are buried at West Lawn Memorial Park, China Grove, Rowan Co. NC.
The 1918 photo is not good quality as I cropped it from a photo of a Rinehardt family reunion. Kate is standing behind her mother. Her father is to her right and the baby is her sister, Lena, b. 1918. Kate was the oldest of 8 children, 6 of whom survived to adulthood. The age difference between Kate and her youngest sibling (sister) was 18 years. Kate’s brother, Roy Hammill, the only male to survive into adulthood, attended MPCI in 1924 -25.
Interestingly the minister who married Kate and Oscar, Rev. Wade H. Dutton, also attended MPCI in 1904-1906.


Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), January 8, 1928, p. 18.

Miss Kate Hammill and Oscar Poole Wedded December 28
CONCORD, Jan. 7. – A wedding of marked interest to their many friends was that of Miss Kate Hammill and Oscar L. Poole, on Wednesday afternoon, December 28, at St. Stephens Lutheran church parsonage. Rev. M. N. Dutton, pastor of the bride, performed the ceremony. It was a quiet and simple affair, being witnessed only by a few near relatives and friends. After the wedding the nuptial party was given a bounteous supper by the pastor of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hammill.

Mrs. Poole is a graduate of Mont Amoena seminary of Mt. Pleasant, Mr. Poole is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Poole is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Poole of Rockwell. The young people will make their home in High Point, where Mr. Poole is engaged in business.


Kannapolis Daily Independent (Kannapolis, NC), 26 Mar 1986, 6.

Kate Poole

LANDIS – Mrs. Kate Hammill Poole, 82, of 1012 Highland Avenue, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. James (Frances) Staton, 1011 S. Zion Street.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, where she was a member, by Rev. James C. Stirewalt. Interment will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park.

The body will remain at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home here until taken to the church at the funeral hour. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 until 8:30 p.m. today and at other times they will be at the home of her daughter.

Born Feb. 11, 1904, in Cabarrus County, Mrs. Pool was the daughter of the late William H. Hammill and Fannie Rhinehardt Hammill and was a graduate of Mont Amoena Seminary. Her husband, Oscar Lee Hammill (sic Pool), died March 31, 1985.

Surviving in addition to her daughter are one brother, Roy Hammill of Troy; four sisters, Mrs. J. R. (Willie) Helderman, Mrs. Judson (Alma) Crowell, both of Albemarle, Mrs. Gilmer (Lena) Corl and Mrs. Coy (Ruth) Black, both of Gold Hill; two grandchildren.