Greeley Tribune (Greeley, Weld County)Date: Oct 30, 1902Page 6
William Chapman Hamnett
William Chapman Hamnett of Greeley, Colo, died Thursday, October 23, at noon, at the residence of his father, Dr. Johnathan Hamnett, 513 Randolph stree, where he had come a few months ago with the hope that a change in climate would be beneficial.He was born at Wellsvilee, Ohio, January 8, 1844, and his parents removed to Meadville in 1845, and Mr. Hamnett spent the part of his life in this city.He was a student of Allegheny college, and had many friends among the older citizens who will mourn his death, and deeply sympathize with the family in their affliction.His wife, formerly Miss Katie Green, daughter of the late Dr. Green, with two sons, William and Granville, survive him; also his father, Dr. Jonathan Hamnett, and three sisters, Lillie, Marion and Mrs. William Schoyer of Pittsburg.He was a kindly, affectionate man, and his friends, both in Greeley and in this city, will keenly feel his loss.The funeral services will take place on Saturday at 4 p.m. at his father’s residence on Randolph street.
--Meadville (pa.) Daily Tribune-Republican
The sad news of the death of William C. Hamnet was wired to this city Thursday morning, and while expected it created a feeling of sadness among the citizens, for he was a man highly esteemed.Mr. Hamnett and son, Will went to Meadville, Pa., last summer, the father not feeling well and thining a change of altitude would benefit him.He had been suffering from heart and stomach trouble the past five years, but nothing serious developed until last June.For a time after getting east he felt better, but the relie3f was but temporary.In response to a telegram, stating he was sinking, his wife left Greeley two weeks ago today.The funeral was held in Meadville Saturday.
Mr. Hamnett came to Greeley the fall of 1887, then returned east after a few weeks stay here.The next summer he came back with Mrs. Hamnett and son Will and for a years they resided on one of their farms in Lone Tree.In 1889 they moved to Greeley and he engaged in the hardware business with his brother-in-law, G.W. Stokes, and Edward VonGohren, under the name of Von-Gohren, Stokes & Hamnett.IN a few montsh Mr. VonGohren withdrew and Stokes & Hamnet continued the business till the spring of 1901, when they sold out to D. R. McArthur & Co., as Mr Hamnett’s health would not permit him to engage in active pursuits.
Mr. Hamnett was a quiet, unobtrusive man.An affectionate husband, a loving father and a good neighbor, he had friends by the score on all sides.He leaves a wife and two sons, Will, aged 23 years, and Granville, aged 13 years.