Etta May Hall

Female22 September 1878–7 September 1972

Brief Life History of Etta May

When Etta May Hall was born on 22 September 1878, in Coon Rapids, Carroll, Iowa, United States, her father, John William Hall, was 31 and her mother, Leah Ellen Hardesty, was 19. She married Peter George Spracklin on 1 January 1896, in Calhoun, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Emmet, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Westford Township, Martin, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 7 September 1972, in Crosby, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in East Side Cemetery, Estherville, Emmet, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter George Spracklin
Etta May Hall
Marriage: 1 January 1896
Blanch Alma Spracklin
Hattie Ellen Spracklin
Harriet Patricia Spracklin
Ivan Francis Spracklin
Charles Earl Spracklin
Birdie Emma Spracklin

Sources (33)

  • Etta May Hall in entry for Harriet Spracklin, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Etta West in household of Robert J West, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Etta M Spracklin, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1896Calhoun, Iowa, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    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.

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 6

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 25

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    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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