Ira Sylvester Hall

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

The Life of Ira Sylvester

When Ira Sylvester Hall was born on 31 December 1849, in Peru, 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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28 November 1875


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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, and Scandinavian: from Middle English hall (Old English heall), Middle High German halle, Old Norse hōll 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 places named with this word, which in some parts of Germany and Austria in the Middle Ages also denoted a salt mine. The English name has been established in Ireland since the Middle Ages, and, according to MacLysaght, has become numerous in Ulster since the 17th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ira S Hall, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ira S Hall, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ora P Hall in household of Henry Hall, "United States Census, 1850"

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