Ira Sylvester Hall

31 December 1849–7 November 1914 (Age 64)
Peru, Peru Township, Miami, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Ira Sylvester

When Ira Sylvester Hall was born on 31 December 1849, in Peru, Peru Township, Miami, Indiana, United States, his father, Henry Hall, was 21 and his mother, Magdaleny Fickle, was 17. He married Mary Ann VanMeter on 28 November 1875. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Leota Township, Norton, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Stratton, Hitchcock, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 November 1914, at the age of 64, and was buried in McCook, Red Willow, Nebraska, United States.

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Ira Sylvester Hall
Mary Ann VanMeter
Marriage: 28 November 1875
Roy C. Hall
Walter Bruce Hall
Ruby M Hall

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  • Marriage
    28 November 1875
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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Minnesota is the 32nd state.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 18
    Nebraska is the 37th state.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, Irish, German, Norwegian, and Danish: from Middle English hall (Old English heall), Middle High German halle, Old Norse hǫll all meaning ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a hall or an occupational name for a servant employed at a hall. In some cases it may be a habitational name from any of the places called with this word, which in some parts of Germany and Austria in the Middle Ages also denoted a salt mine. Hall is one of the commonest and most widely distributed of English surnames, bearing witness to the importance of the hall as a feature of the medieval village. The English surname has been established in Ireland since the 14th century, and, according to MacLysaght, has become numerous in Ulster since the 17th century.Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from hall ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), or a habitational name from a placename containing the element hall ‘rock’ (from Old Norse hallr).Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 何 and 賀, see He 1 and 2.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (12)

    • Ira S Hall in entry for Mary A Hall, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Ira S Hall, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Ira S. Hall in entry for W.b. Hall, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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