Roy Lee HAMLETT was born 06 February 1895 in Buchanan, Botetourt County, Virginia, USA. He married Erma Ellen WINGETT 25 September 1926 in Oregon, USA. He died 08 January 1962 in Oregon, USA. Erma Ellen WINGETT was born 22 June 1889 in Jackson, Dakota County, Nebraska, USA. She died 12 November 1974 in Springfield, Lane County, Oregon, USA.

Other Marriages/Unions for Erma Ellen WINGETT:
See Adelbert Charles KNIBBS & Erma Ellen WINGETT


Notes for Roy Lee HAMLETT:

Roy and Erma can be seen in the 1930 census living at Kittitas, Washington, USA.
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In 1940, we see Roy and Erma living at Lake Grove, Clackamas, Oregon:
Roy L Hamlett Head 44 Mar Plumber Virginia
Erma E Hamlett Wife 48 Mar Book Keeper Minnesota
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Roy is buried at Eureka Cemetery and Mausoleum, Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon, USA.

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Roy.

Sources for Roy Lee HAMLETT:

  1. Personal Contact with Carolyn Knibbs,
  2. 1930 US Federal Census, gave place of birth 
  3. findagrave.com,
  4. Military Registration Card, gave place of birth 
  5. Obituary of Erma E Wingett Knibbs Hamlett,
  6. 1940 US Federal Census,

Notes for Erma Ellen WINGETT:

Also known as: Emma

I know from Erma's granddaughter Carolyn, that Wingett is pronounced with a soft "G" - i.e. Winjett. Apparently it always bugged her when it was misspelled.

Erma is the daughter of Oliver Charles Wingett, a prominent farmer and stock man known as a progressive and successful agriculturist, highly esteemed by all who know him.
He was born in Athens county, Ohio, May 22, 1847. In 1854 the family moved to Wisconsin and then back to Ohio and when he was a lad of about thirteen years he moved with his parents to Missouri. In 1872 he bought land in Miller county, Missouri, building a log house where he lived for about two years. He then moved to Minnesota where he lived for ten years; then back to Nebraska. In 1902 he went to Antelope county. Mr. Wingetts' father, C. H. WIngett, was a native of Green County, Pennsylvania, born in 1817; and the mother, Phoebe (Wingett) Wingett, was born in 1818, also in Green county, Pennsylvania, and died when O.C. was a young man, In 1864, Mr. O.C.Wingett enlisted in the Civil war in Company A, Missouri Infantry, under Captain Richardson and Colonel Hickcok. The father also enlisted, joining the home guard.
Mr. Wingett married on May 4, 1870 to Miss Mary Norris, her father being a native of Scotland, and coming from that country when he was twenty-three years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Wingett have had twelve children born to them, named as follows: Dora, Elbert, who is married to Miss Daisy Lamb, they having four children; Jasper, married to Miss Annie Mills, has three children; Brainard, married to Ollie Eggleston, has one child; Warren, who is married to Miss May Lyons, and has one child; Erma, wife of Wilbur Delbert Knibbs, has two children; Sadie, wife of F. F. Holm, has three children; Maggie; Orpha; Minnie, who is married to Chas. Welburn and has four children; May married to H. L. Delaney has one child.
After Mr. Wingett's company disbanded from the army, he went to Kansas, where he rented a farm for one year, and from there went to Minnesota, remaining there ten years where he lived on a farm. In 1889, Mr. Wingett came to Nebraska, settling in Cedar county, and remained there fourteen years. Then in 1903, he came to Anelope county, where he bought one hundred and sixty acres of land of Alva Baker, which is his present residing place, and where Mr. Wingett and his family now enjoy the respect and high esteem of all who know them.
Mr. Winget is a member of the Grange. He is also a member of the United Brethern church.

Part of the above is extracted from "Compendium of History, Reminiscence & Biography of Nebraska".
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In 1900, we see Erma and her family living at Precincts 10 & 14 Coleridge & Belden villages, Cedar, Nebraska:
Oliver C Wingitt Head Mar 53 Ohio
Mary Wingitt Wife Mar 47 Missouri
George W Wingitt Son 20 Minnesota
Ethel M Wingitt Daur 18 Minnesota
Bell Wingitt Daur 16 Minnesota
Erma E Wingitt Daur 11 Nebraska
Jane M Wingitt Daur 7 Nebraska
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Erma married Aledbert Knibbs in 1906.
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I understand from communcations I've seen that even at the age of 83, Erma was able to do most of her own housework, cooking, shopping, making some of her own clothes - even continuing to go to all the pinochle parties - a game that she enjoyed.
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An obituary for Erma:

ERMA E. HAMLETT was born to Charles and Mary Wingett in Jackson, Nebraska on June 22, 1889. She died at the McKenzie Manor Nursing Home in Springfield, Oregon on November 12, 1974. She had been a resident of Waldport, Oregon since 1945, and was the widow of Roy Lee Hamlett who died in January of 1962.
Mrs. Hamlett was a member of the Fuschia Chapter, No. 167, Order of Eastern Star in Waldport; and a member of the Heceta Post, No. 3156 V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Survivors unclude a son, Lloyd C. Knibbs of Springfield, Oregon; a sister, Mrs Orpha DeLancy of Long Beach, California; three grandchildren. Tommy Knibbs of Los Angeles, California, and Carol Myrick and Mitchell Knibbs, both of Springfield; and one great-grandchild, Emily Myrick, also of Springfield.

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Erma E. Hamlett
Funeral services for Erma E. Hamlett, aged 85 of Waldport, were held November 16 at the Paternam Funeral Chapel in Waldport. Interment followed in the Eureka Cemetery in Newport. Rev. Rex Parker of the United Presbyterian Church in Waldport conducted the rites,
Mrs. Hamlett was born in Jackson, Nebraska, on Jun 22, 1889. She died at the McKenzie Manor Nursing Home in Springfield on November 12.
She had been a resident of Waldport since 1945, and was a widow of Roy Lee Hamlett, who passed away in January of 1962.
Mrs. Hamlett was a member of the Fuschia Chapter, No. 167, Order of Eastern Star in Waldport; and a member of the Hecta Post, No. 3156 V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son, Lloyd M. Knibbs of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Opha DeLancy of Long Beach, California; three grandchildren, Tommy Knibbs of Los Angeles, California, and Carol Myrick and Mitchell Knibbs, both of Springfield, and one great-grandchild, Emily Myrick, also of Springfield.

Erma is buried at Eureka Cemetery and Mausoleum, Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon, USA.

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Erma.

Sources for Erma Ellen WINGETT:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book,
  2. Personal Contact with Carolyn Knibbs,
  3. US Social Security Death Index,
  4. Obituary,
  5. 1940 US Federal Census,