Idea Strong Hammond

Name: Idea Strong Hammond (Strong)
Birth Date: September 1, 1859
Birth Place: Gambier Ohio
Death Date: July 29, 1938
Death Location: Evanston Illinois
Burial Place: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois


Artist – work exhibited in Paris in 1907 at the Beaux Art Salon

Father: Erastus, Albert Strong
Mother: Elizabeth, Bliss Stillman
Children: Four: Laurens (who invented the Hammond Organ), Louise, Elizabeth and Eunice Tietjens (who founded the Poetry Magazine)
Education: Rockford College, Chicago Art Institute
Years in Evanston: 1880's-1897, 1909-1915

Sources: EHC: Women Evanston Index 7/30/1938 (obituary) Tietjens, Eunice. The World at My Shoulders (published image of author's mother). Strong and Hammond papers are at the Newberry Library, along with photographs. Links to finding aid: