Hammill, Kate Ann

Kate Hammill (right) with parents and sister Lena, c. 1914.

Kate Hammill, c. 1916. Courtesy of Alan Staton.

Kate Hammill and friends, c. 1916. Courtesy of Alan Staton.











Kate Hammill, c. 1928.

Kate Hammill Poole, c. 1968.

Dormitory assignment card. Courtesy of grandson, Alan Staton.

Kate Hammill diploma, 1925. Courtesy Alan Staton.










Class of 1925
Classical Course

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

William Henry Hammill, Jr.
Fannie Dora Rinehardt

Oscar Lee Poole (1901 – 1985)

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.