Among the younger generation in Merced county who are actively engaged in
farming is numbered Frank P. Hamlett. residing near Le Grand, he was born in
Audrain county, Mo., December 4. 1874, a son of Thomas R. and Amanda (Culwell)
Hamlett, both natives of Pike comity, the former a descendant of a southern
family and one of the well-to-do farmers in Missouri at the present time.
Frank B. Hamlett was reared on his father's farm, educated in the common schools and assisted with the farm work until 1891, at which time he came to California. After spending some time in search of a suitable location, he finally purchased two hundred acres, which he proceeded to cultivate. He later rented two hundred acres and now devotes his land to raising grain.
In December, 1896, Mr. Hamlett was married in Merced county, to Harriett L., a daughter of Jonas Turner, a native ol Merced county. Capt. Turner, the father of Jonas, came to California in 1849, and some years later located in Merced county. Of the union of Mr. and Mrs. Hamlett one daughter, Esma A. was born. In politics a Democrat, Mr. Hamlett takes no active part aside from casting his vote, preferring rather the quiet of his home life and his business, lie is one of the well-known young men of his community.
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