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Francis Augustus HAMER

Male 1884 - 1955  (71 years)


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  • Name Francis Augustus HAMER 
    Born 17 Mar 1884  Fairview, Wilson, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Frank 
    Census 1 Jun 1900  Regency, Mills, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 27 Apr 1910  Navasota, Grimes, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 12 Sep 1918  Snyder, Scurry, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 2 Apr 1930  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1007 Riverside Dr.
    Occupation City Marshal 
    Occupation Cowboy 
    Occupation Texas Ranger 
    Decscription Medium Height, Stout Build, Blue Eyes, Dark Brown Hair 
    Cause of death Congestive Heart Failure 
    Died 10 Jul 1955  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • at 9:40 p.m. at his residence, 1007 Riverside Dr.
    Buried 12 Jul 1955  Austin Memorial Park, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13298  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 6 May 2011 

    Family Gladys JOHNSON,   b. 5 Oct 1892, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1976, San Marcos, Hays, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Abt 1918 
    Children 
    +1. Francis Augustus HAMER, Jr.,   b. 11 Aug 1918, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 2006  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 6 May 2011 
    Family ID F9299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Mar 1884 - Fairview, Wilson, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 12 Sep 1918 - Snyder, Scurry, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Apr 1930 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jul 1955 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Jul 1955 - Austin Memorial Park, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Captain Hamer grew up on the Welch Ranch in San Saba County and moved to Oxford, Texas in 1894. He initially worked in his father's blacksmith shop, then as a wrangler. In 1905, he helped capture a horse thief while working on the Carr Ranch. The sheriff recommended him to the Texas Rangers, and Frank joined the organization in April 1906.

      Frank became part of Captain J. H. Rogers' Company C. He resigned from the Rangers in 1908 to become the City Marshal of Navasota, Texas, a post he held until April 1911 when he became a special officer in Harris County. Frank rejoined the Rangers in 1915. During this second phase of his Ranger career he served on the south Texas border, served as Senior Ranger Captain at Headquarters Company in Austin, was instrumental in bringing order to the oil boom towns, and took on the Texas Bankers' Association "reward ring." Frank retired from the Rangers in 1932, but retained a special Ranger commission. In 1934 Frank was hired as a Special Investigator for the Texas prison system to track down gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. During the 1930s Frank worked for various oil companies and shippers helping to prevent strikes and breaking up mobs. He was called to Ranger duty again in 1948 by Governor Coke Stevenson to help check election returns in Jim Wells and Duval Counties in that year’s U. S. Senate race. He retired to Austin in 1949.


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