Joseph Hampton, age 96, of 7694 N. Lake Bluff 0.5 Drive, Gladstone, MI (formerly of 815 Montana Avenue) passed away Friday morning April 28, 2006 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba where he was a patient.
Joseph was born December 20, 1909 in Negaunee, MI, the son of William and Edith (Olver) Hampton. He was raised in Negaunee, MI and was a 1929 graduate of Negaunee High School. Joseph continued his education at Northern Michigan University, where he received his B.A. degree.
On February 16, 1935, Joseph was united in marriage to E. Beryl Chenhall in Marquette, MI. Joseph went on to receive his M.A. from the University of Michigan in 1954. He had an extensive teaching career. From 1933-1934 he taught in the Negaunee Public Schools system. From 1934-1935 he was high school principal and taught Industrial Arts, Math, and Science in Kenton, MI. From 1935-1937 he was employed by the Greenland Township Schools where he also coached basketball. From 1937-1957, he taught Industrial Arts, Junior High Math, and coached basketball at L