Richard Eugene Hamm R.I.P. 1991

Richard was one of three sons of Emil Hamm, (the youngest child of George Hamm and his wife Emilie Isserstedt). Born in 1917, Richard was also the youngest of Emil and Rebecca Hamm’s children. I have been researching the family in hopes of finding more living cousins just for the fun of it, and of course DNA! I really want a Hamm DNA sample tested.

I found his obituary in Boise, Idaho where he died in 1991. I am chagrined that I have all these close cousins dying and I never got a chance to meet or converse with them. Richard’s obituary has some interesting things to say so of couse I have inserted it below.

My hope is to contact some of his children, or grandchildren, and exchange information and  acquire spit!

The things I do for my family.


From the John Family collection.

Cecil N. Stackpole (Diddy)

I was going through my ‘address book’ making sure that I sent out holiday cards to everyone and I ran across Cecil’s entry in my book. Cecil is a Stackpole cousin whom mother and I met when we went out to West Virginia for a Hays reunion many years ago. He helped us find a couple of cemeteries in the area, as he and his family had lived there all their lives.

I thought I would check up on him to see how he was doing. Not so well as a matter of fact. He passed away this last August. So I thought I would post his obituary as entered in this online memorial:

Obituary for Cecil N. “Diddy” Stackpole

Stackpole, Cecil N. “Diddy”, age 81, of Postlethwait Ridge Road, Littleton, WV, formerly of Pine Grove, WV, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 10, 2015 at his home.

He was born April 27, 1934 at Pine Grove, the son of the late Cecil Earl and Eva Morgan Stackpole.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of Wetzel Lodge #39 where he was a Past Master. He was a loving husband, father and Grandpa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wallace Stackpole; a sister, Mary Martha Stackpole; and a grandson, Brendan Mathew, who was waiting on his Grandpa.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Sue Stackpole; two sons, Rob Stackpole of Postlethwait Ridge and Pat (Sharmion) Stackpole of Hastings; four grandchildren, Patrick Neil Stackpole, Jr. “PJ”, Tiffany Lenay Stackpole, Krysta Stackpole and Keera Stackpole; two sisters, Patricia Howell and Janet Goodwin; and a sister-in-law, Glenda Stackpole.

My condolences and sympathies to the family.

‘Diddy’ and I had a good time comparing notes when I first started researching the Stackpole line. Including chortling over a Stackpole researcher who keeps putting up totally incorrect information about Thomas Stackpole, no matter how many times we told him he was wrong.