Ray L. Hamlin1,2

(1890 - )
Ray L. Hamlin|b. 1890|p855.htm|John G. Hamlin|b. 15 Oct 1863\nd. 1 Apr 1948|p1401.htm||||Alonzo Hamlin|b. 2 Feb 1830\nd. 26 Apr 1913|p830.htm|Naomi Carpenter|b. c 1831\nd. 10 Sep 1869||||||||
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Descendants of Simeon Hamlin
     Ray L. Hamlin was born in 1890.2 He and Fay Hamlin twins.3 He married Anna Klomps, age 20 on 21 Dec 1910 in Preston, Fillmore County, Minnesota, .4 He had at least four children, Collin, Richard, "Mrs. Loren Terbeest," and "Mrs. Owen Kidd."4 Ray was widowed by Anna's death on 15 May 1948 in Cherry Grove, Fillmore County, Minnesota, after a two-and-a-half year struggle with cancer.4,2 About 18 months later, Ray L. was dealt another blow when his son Collin mysteriously drowned in East Side lake at Austin, Minnesota, leaving behind a wife and children. According to an article in the Wykoff Enterprise the following spring, Collin ran some errands in downtown Austin after work on 25 Oct 1949 and then disappeared. His body was found floating in the lake 15 April 1950, and his death was ruled an accidental drowning.5 He was buried.2

Last Edited=June 25, 2006


  1. "Reminiscences of Henry Fremont Hamlin", as told to daughter Myrtle Bennett, ed. by Herb Hamlin, The Pony Express, 14:163, Jan 1948, p. 5.
  2. Hamlin Burials in Cherry Grove Community Cemetery, n.d., Received in correspondence from Steven Walker, Boone, Iowa., Copy held by DeAnna Burghart, Laguna Niguel, CA.
  3. John G. Hamlin of Spring Valley Dies, Wykoff Enterprise, Minn., 9 April 1948, p. unk..
  4. Mrs. Ray Hamlin Died Saturday, Preston Republican, Preston, Minn., 20 May 1948, p. unk..
  5. Death of Hamlin Ruled Accidental, Wykoff Enterprise, Wykoff, Minn., 28 Apr 1950, p. unk..