Addison Silas Hall

4 April 1876–1 November 1959 (Age 83)
Rio, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Addison Silas

When Addison Silas Hall was born on 4 April 1876, in Rio, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Jonathan J. Hall, was 30 and his mother, Luella Augusta Sawyer, was 32. He married Isalona Ann Shepard on 1 February 1898, in Buffalo City, Buffalo, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Evansville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Rock Island, Rock Island Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 1 November 1959, in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Wayne Cemetery, Wayne Township, Mitchell, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Addison Silas Hall
1876–1959
Lavina Belle Williams
1896–1978
Marriage: 28 November 1917
Avery Adison Hall
1918–2008
Vivian Adella Hall
1919–2010

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1917Osage, Mitchell, Iowa, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 5
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire
    Age 7
    A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 22
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

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    Sources (25)

    • Adison S Hall in entry for Ruth Marie Hall, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Milan Hall in household of Johnathan Hall, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Adison S Hall, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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