Susan Maria Hall

22 March 1844–9 April 1905 (Age 61)
Belmont, Waldo, Maine, United States

The Life of Susan Maria

When Susan Maria Hall was born on 22 March 1844, in Belmont, Waldo, Maine, United States, her father, Robert E Hall, was 33 and her mother, Wealthy O Farrow, was 25. She married Solomon B. Lewis on 12 March 1863, in Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine, United States in 1850. She died on 9 April 1905, in Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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Solomon B. Lewis
Susan Maria Hall
Marriage: 12 March 1863
George R. Lewis
Harry W. Lewis

Spouse and Children

12 March 1863
Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 7

"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 This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856.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."

Age 19

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

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)

  • Susan M Hall in household of Robert E Hall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan Lewis in household of Mary W Berry, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Susan E Lewis in household of Salomon B Lewis, "United States Census, 1870"

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