Pauline Louisa Hall

Female19 November 1856–3 November 1942

Brief Life History of Pauline Louisa

When Pauline Louisa Hall was born on 19 November 1856, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, her father, Hobart Hallum Hall, was 22 and her mother, Nancy Minerva Williams, was 17. She married George Washington Gitchel on 14 August 1879, in Jamestown, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Jamestown, Ottawa, Michigan, United States for about 40 years and East Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 3 November 1942, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Jamestown Cemetery, Jamestown, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Gitchel
Pauline Louisa Hall
Marriage: 14 August 1879
Elvin Hall Gitchel
Elsie Pauline Gitchel
Winnie Gitchel
Minnie Minerva Gitchel
Nancy Childs Gitchel
Altha Marie Gitchel
Hattie Idella Gitchel
James George Gitchel
Glenn Bryan Gitchel

Sources (67)

  • Pauline Gitchel in entry for Elice P Gitchel, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Paulina Hall in household of Hobart Hall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rauline L. Hall, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 August 1879Jamestown, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 7

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 7

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    Age 23

    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

    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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