Boy Scouts beyond the Artic Circle or The Lost Expedition ; Childhood book of Fred Hammond
Juvenile fiction book with two preliminary leaves, 255 pages, a green and white hardcover frontispiece.
Robert Stuart Graham family.
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE from DPL Collection Robert Graham Family Papers, WH885, Western History Collection, The Denver Public Library:
The Kaiser family came to the United States from Germany in the mid nineteenth century and settled in Oquawka, Illinois. When the Civil War broke out, the two brothers, Charles and Frederick Kaiser, both enlisted. 1st Lieutenant Charles served in Company G, 84th Infantry, of the Illinois Volunteers and kept journals, notebooks, and memoirs in both English and German. Frederick Kaiser married Fredrika Wilhelm in 1860. They had two children, a son Charles Kaiser born 1861 and a daughter, Louise Emilie Kaiser born 1863. After Frederick’s death during the Civil War on August 11, 1864, his brother Charles married Fredrika. They had a son, Frederick Charles Kaiser born 1867. When Charles died in the 1870s, Fredrika married for the third time into the Oldenburg family. Two children, Paul Oldenburg and Anna Oldenburg, came from this marriage.
Louise Emilie Kaiser married Charles R. Hammond in the 1880s. Charles Hammond studied dentistry in Chicago. After contracting tuberculosis from a patient, the family moved to Colorado and settled in Glenwood Springs for the dry air. They had three daughters; Violet Ione Hammond born July 1889, Laura Winifred Hammond born November 1891, Louise Hammond, and one son; Frederick Charles Hammond. Louise's brother, Frederick Charles Kaiser married Aura Smiley on March 1899. They settled in Glenwood Springs near the Kaisers where Fred worked for the electric company.
Laura Winifred Hammond married Lisle Jenness. Laura was the Assistant Postmaster for Garfield County and her husband Lisle worked as the District Engineer for Glenwood Springs. Frederick Charles Hammond worked at a smelter in Durango. After Fred lost his job, Lisle Jenness hired him to work for Garfield County, where he later succeeded Lisle as the District Engineer. Louise Hammond married Gerald Hunter in Glenwood Canyon in 1923. Gerald was the deputy forest supervisor for Holy Cross National Forest. After his death from cancer in 1926, the Forest Service named a peak near Aspen after him. Louise never remarried and traveled extensively in Europe, Central America, and the United States. She moved to California where she taught school and later became the principal.
Violet Hammond studied singing and was a soloist in the Presbyterian Church Choir. She was a runner-up for Strawberry Queen during Strawberry Days in Glenwood Springs in the 1910s. Violet married James Andrew Stuart Graham, Jr., a sales representative for the Morey Mercantile in Denver, on January 1, 1921. They had three children, Robert Stuart Graham born 1921, Alice Louise Graham born 1924, and Harold Eugene Graham. During the thirties and forties, the Grahams lived in Canyon City where Stuart Graham raised hogs as a sideline. Robert Graham worked for the City of Denver until his retirement.
Primary cover inscription: Boy Scouts / beyond / the Artic Circle / or / The Lost / Expedition
Primary spine inscription: BOY SCOUTS / BEYOND / THE / ARTIC CIRCLE/ RALPHSON / DONAHUE, Secondary inscription on the second preliminary leaf: To Fred / From Louise / Glenwood Springs / 1913-November 8.