Harrison Hall

Male28 May 1840–18 April 1916

Brief Life History of Harrison

When Harrison Hall was born on 28 May 1840, in Belmont, Waldo, Maine, United States, his father, William F Hall, was 27 and his mother, Lucy McAllister, was 28. He lived in Camden, Knox, Maine, United States in 1860 and Lincolnville, Waldo, Maine, United States in 1900. He died on 18 April 1916, in Searsmont, Waldo, Maine, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Marriner Cemetery, Searsmont, Waldo, Maine, United States.

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William F Hall
Lucy McAllister
Harrison Hall
Lydia Jane Hall
Benjamin McAllister Hall

Sources (10)

  • Harrison Hall in household of Thomas Hall, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Harrison Hall - birth: 28 May 1840;
  • Harrison Hall, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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World Events (8)

1842 · Webster–Ashburton Treaty

Age 2

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty was signed on August 9, 1842 and resolved the border issues between the United States and British North American colonies which had caused the Aroostook War. The treaty contained several agreements and concessions. It called for an end on the overseas slave trade and proposed that both parties share the Great Lakes. It also reaffirmed the location of the westward frontier border (near the Rocky Mountains) as well as the border between Lake Superior and Lake of the Woods. The treaty was signed by Daniel Webster (United States Secretary of State) and Alexander Baring (British Diplomat, 1st Baron Ashburton).


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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