Mary Picton Hammond

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Mary Picton Hammond (Stevens)

Birthplace: Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, United States
Death: May 07, 1915 (29)
At Sea on the Lusitania (sinking of RMS Lusitania)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Stevens and Mary Marshall Stevens
Wife of Ogden Haggerty Hammond
Mother of Mary Stevens Roberti; Millicent Vernon Fenwick and Ogden Haggerty Hammond, Jr.

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About Mary Picton Hammond

Proflie photo: Mary Hammond and one of her daughters, Millicent

Mary Picton Stevens (May 16, 1885 – May 7, 1915) married Ogden Haggerty Hammond (October 13, 1869 – October 29, 1956) in Hoboken, New Jersey on April 8, 1907. He was an American businessman, politician and diplomat who served as United States Ambassador to Spain from 1925 to 1929.

Hammond and Mary had three children: Mary Stevens Hammond, later Countess Guerino Roberti (May 22, 1908 – February 23, 1958); Millicent Vernon Hammond, later Millicent Fenwick (February 25, 1910 – September 16, 1992); and Ogden H. Hammond, Jr. (September 17, 1912 – October 19, 1976).

Mary was the daughter of John Stevens (July 1856 – January 21, 1895), oldest son of Stevens Institute of Technology founder Edwin Augustus Stevens and grandson of inventor John Stevens, and Mary Marshall McGuire (May 4, 1850 – May 2, 1905).

RMS Lusitania

On May 1, 1915, Hammond and Mary boarded the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania in New York, en route to Liverpool. Mary intended to help victims of World War I and assist the Red Cross in establishing a hospital in France. The Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat on May 7, and in the aftermath Ogden survived the sinking and Mary did not. He established the Mary Stevens Hammond Memorial Home for Destitute Children in Hoboken in her honor.

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Mary Picton Hammond's Timeline

May 16, 1885
Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, United States
May 22, 1908
New York, New York, United States
February 25, 1910
New York, New York, United States
September 17, 1912
New York, New York, United States
May 7, 1915
Age 29
At Sea on the Lusitania