George Hall

about 1829–20 February 1911 (Age 82)
Maine, United States

The Life of George

When George Hall was born about 1829, in Maine, United States, his father, Richard Hall, was 40 and his mother, Persis Butterfield, was 36. He married Laura L. Hardy about 1855. He lived in Wilton, Franklin, Maine, United States for about 10 years and Dixfield, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1900. He died on 20 February 1911, in East Dixfield, Wilton, Franklin, Maine, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Franklin, Maine, United States.

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George Hall
1829–1911
Laura L. Hardy
1829–1901
Marriage: about 1855

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1855
, Franklin, ME

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siblings

(6)

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1838

Age 9

Historical Boundaries - 1838: Franklin, Maine, United States
1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 22

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

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)

  • George Hall, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Hall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Hall, "United States Census, 1900"

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