HAMEL, Henry Charles

HAMEL, Henry Charles

Male 1882 - 1952  (69 years)

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  • Name HAMEL, Henry Charles  [1
    Born 30 Jul 1882  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Education Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Adams Academy 
    Education 1905  [4
    Van Buren College 
    Education 1912  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Boston University Law School 
    Name Henry C. Hamel 
    Name Henry Hamel  [2
    Died 1952 
    Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH of HENRY C. HAMEL:

      Under the firm name of Hamel and Hamel, Henry C. Hamel and his wife, Helen Cashman Hamel, were engaged in legal practice in Biddeford, Maine. Mr. Hamel had a reputation as a skilled practitioner and an able and resourceful advocate, and Mrs. Hamel, who was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1917, and to the Maine bar in 1922, was the first woman to engage in legal practice in Biddeford.

      Henry C. Hamel was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, July 30, 1882, a son of Thomas Hamel, of Maine, who for many years was identified with the granite industry at Quincy, but is now retired, and of Emily (Rouleau) Hamel, of Warwick, Maine, whose death occurred June 11, 1925. He received his early education in the local public schools, and then prepared for college in Adams Academy. When his preparatory course was completed he matriculated in Van Buren College, from which he was graduated with the class of 1905, receiving at that time the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He studied law in the Law School of Boston University, and successfully passed the examinations for admission to the bar in 1912. From 1912 to 1919, he was engaged in United States Consulate work in the Province of Quebec, but in the last-named year he came to Biddeford and engaged in general practice. He is now a member of the law firm of Hamel and Hamel, his wife being the other partner in the firm. He is a member of the York County Bar Association, the Maine Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, and is well known in this section of the State. In 1920-21 he first served as solicitor of the city of Biddeford, and again in 1923-24, 1925-26 and 1927, and 1928, in which capacity he rendered excellent professional service. He is identified with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and with several local clubs, and his religious affiliation is with St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church.

      Henry C. Hamel was married, in 1921, to Helen Cashman, of Quincy, Massachusetts. Mrs. Hamel is a native of Quincy, Massachusetts, and was admitted to legal practice in Massachusetts, in 1917 and to the Maine bar in 1922. She is the pioneer in the legal field in Biddeford so far as women are concerned, and since 1922 she has been engaged in general practice in partnership with her husband, under the firm name of Hamel and Hamel. Both are known as able and resourceful practitioners, and have made for themselves and for the firm a reputation which is a valuable business asset. Mr. and Mrs. Hamel make their home at No. 17 West Myrtle Street, in Biddeford, and their office is located in the Paquin Building. [Source credit: Maine Biographies, Volume I, Harrie B. Coe, Clearfield, 1928] [4]

    Father HAMEL, Thomas 
    Mother ROULEAU, Emily,   d. 11 Jun 1925 

    Spouse CASHMAN, Helen Frances,   b. 11 Nov 1884, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1960, Biddeford, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 11 Oct 1921  Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Anna Beatrice Cashman was the matron of honor and Wilfred Hamel, brother of Henry, was the best man.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jul 1882 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Adams Academy - - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Boston University Law School - 1912 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Oct 1921 - Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    052 1922 Henry Hamel headshot
    052 1922 Henry Hamel headshot
    Headshot of Henry Hamel extracted from photo of Henry Hamel and Helen Cashman.  [Photo credit: Collection of Catherine O'Brien (1917-2005)]
    027 1927c Christmas gathering
    027 1927c Christmas gathering
    A very blurry photograph, believed to be the work of the Sue Rice Studio of Quincy, Mass. The decorated tree in the background and ages of the children suggests that this group shot was taken at Christmas time, circa 1927. At present, only seven of the people in the photo have been identified.  Paul Cashman Reardon is standing in the back row, fourth man from left. Henry A. Cashman, is standing in the back row, fifth man from left. Anna Zita Cashman is standing in the back row, third from right. Henry Hamel is standing in the back row, second from right. Ruth Cashman (white buttons and straight bangs), is kneeling in the second row, second from left. Helen Cashman Hamel is sitting in the front row, second from right. [Photo credit: collection of Martha Reardon Bewick]

    Headstones
    019 1913 John Cashman headstone
    019 1913 John Cashman headstone
    This stone, located in Saint Mary Cemetery in Quincy, MA, marks the graves of John Cashman (1849-1913), his wife Hannah Falvey Cashman (1854-1934), his son Henry Augustine (1893 - 1910), and his daughter Helen Cashman Hamel (1884-1960), and her husband Henry C. Hamel (1882-1952). [Photo credit: Donna Goldstein]

    Histories
    052 1928 Hamel entry in Maine A History
    052 1928 Hamel entry in Maine A History

    Miltary & Draft
    052 1918 Henry Hamel WWI draft reg
    052 1918 Henry Hamel WWI draft reg
    Registration Location: Norfolk County, Massachusetts; Roll: ; Draft Board: .

    News
    052 1921 Hamel Cashman wedding
    052 1921 Hamel Cashman wedding
    Milton Record -- Hamel-Cashman -- At St. Gregory's Church, Lower Mills, Tuesday morning, the marriage was solemnized of Miss Helen Cashman, daughter of Mrs. John Cashman of 652 Adams street, East Milton, and Henry C. Hamel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hamel of 162 Copeland street, West Quincy. Rev Francis X. Dolan, D.D, pastor of the church, officiated. The matron of honor was Mrs. Thomas F. O'Brien, sister of the bride. Wilfred A. Hamel, brother of the groom, was best man. The immediate families attended a wedding breakfast, at the home of the bride's mother. The bride is a graduate from Simmons College. The groom was graduated at B.U. Law School. He practices in Biddeford, Me., where on the termination of their wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Hamel will live.
    052 1921 Hamel Cashman wedding notice
    052 1921 Hamel Cashman wedding notice
    The Hamel-Cashman wedding was announced in the Quincy Patriot Ledger on 18 Oct 1921.
    052 1921 Hamel Cashman wedding notice detail
    052 1921 Hamel Cashman wedding notice detail
    Quincy Patriot Ledger -- Hamel-Cashman - Helen Cashman of Milton and Henry C. Hamel of West Quincy Married at Milton -- Miss Helen Cashman, daughter of Mrs. John Cashman of 652 Adams street, East Milton and Mr. Henry C. Hamel, son, of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hamel of 162 Copeland street, West Quincy, were married in the church of St. Gregory's, Milton Lower Mills this forenoon. Rev. Francis X. Dolan D.D. of the church of St. Gregory's officiating. The bride was attended by her sister Mrs. Thomas F. O'Brien of East Milton as matron of honor. Mr. Hamel was attended by his brother, Wilfred A. Hamel. After a wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Hamel will reside in Biddeford, Maine, where Mr.Hamel is practicing law. The bride is a graduate of Simmons college. Mr. Hamel received his degree at the Boston University Law School. Following the ceremony there was a wedding breakfast for the immediate families at the home of the bride's mother.
    052 1921 Hamel Cashman wedding article
    052 1921 Hamel Cashman wedding article
    Newpaper clipping titled, "HAMEL-CASHMAN -- Helen Cashman of Miton and Henry C. Hamel of West Quincy Married at Milton." [Source credit: collection of Martha Reardon Bewick]

    Vital Records
    019 1884 Helen Frances Cashman baptism certificate
    019 1884 Helen Frances Cashman baptism certificate
    Helen Frances Cashman, W. Quincy; baptized 14 Dec 1884; born 11 Nov 1884 in W. Quincy; parents John Cashman and Hanna Falvey of W. Quincy; godparents Luke Cashman and Margarita Ford; priest Danahy.    Joined in matrimony with Henry C. Hamel in the church of St. Gregory in Dorchester on 11 Oct 1921, priest F. X. Dolan
    052 1921 Hamel Cashman church marriage record
    052 1921 Hamel Cashman church marriage record
    Church marriage record transcribed from the parish register of St. Gregory's Church of Boston for Henry Hamel and Helen Cashman. The record was transcribed four months after their wedding by Pastor Francis X. Dolan, the priest who married them. [Document credit: John Curran]

  • Sources 
    1. [S108] U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 on Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.), Registration Location: Norfolk County, Massachusetts; Roll : ; Draft Board: . (Reliability: 3).
      052 1918 Henry Hamel WWI draft reg
      052 1918 Henry Hamel WWI draft reg
      Registration Location: Norfolk County, Massachusetts; Roll: ; Draft Board: .


    2. [S68] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.), Year: 1930; Census Place: Biddeford, York, Maine; Roll: 841 ; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 643.0. (Reliability: 3).
      052 1930 US Census Henry C Hamel household
      052 1930 US Census Henry C Hamel household
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Biddeford, York, Maine; Roll: 841; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 643.0.


    3. [S146] Maine - Maine Biographies, Harrie B. Coe, (Genealogical Publishing Com, 2003 - 709 pages (Originally published as part of four volume set in 1928)), page 261, Henry C. Hamel (Reliability: 3).
      052 1928 Hamel entry in Maine A History
      052 1928 Hamel entry in Maine A History


    4. [S146] Maine - Maine Biographies, Harrie B. Coe, (Genealogical Publishing Com, 2003 - 709 pages (Originally published as part of four volume set in 1928)), page 261, Henry C. Hamel (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S32] Massachusetts, Suffolk Co., Boston - Boston Herald (online archive), October 12, 1921; page: 3 (Reliability: 3).
      052 1921 Hamel Cashman wedding item BH detail
      052 1921 Hamel Cashman wedding item BH detail


    6. [S33] Massachusetts, Norfolk Co., Quincy - St. John the Baptist Baptisms, 1879 to 1885, (Name: St. John the Baptist; Location: Quincy;), page 239, 3rd entry (Reliability: 3).
      052 1921 Hamel Cashman wedding item BH
      052 1921 Hamel Cashman wedding item BH
      019 1884 Helen Frances Cashman baptism certificate
      019 1884 Helen Frances Cashman baptism certificate
      Helen Frances Cashman, W. Quincy; baptized 14 Dec 1884; born 11 Nov 1884 in W. Quincy; parents John Cashman and Hanna Falvey of W. Quincy; godparents Luke Cashman and Margarita Ford; priest Danahy.    Joined in matrimony with Henry C. Hamel in the church of St. Gregory in Dorchester on 11 Oct 1921, priest F. X. Dolan