John Edward Hail

17 October 1871–2 November 1951 (Age 80)
Shady Grove, Upshur, Texas, United States

The Life of John Edward

When John Edward Hail was born on 17 October 1871, in Shady Grove, Upshur, Texas, United States, his father, Elias Granville Hail, was 32 and his mother, Rachel Ellen Price, was 24. He married Ada Blanche Brogden on 22 November 1893, in Shady Grove, Upshur, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Upshur, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 4, Upshur, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 2 November 1951, in Gilmer, Upshur, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Diana, Upshur, Texas, United States.

Photos & Memories (3)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Edward Hail
Ada Blanche Brogden
Marriage: 22 November 1893
Jettye Pearl Hail
Ida Bertha Hail
Renna Elvira Hail
Alton Edward Hail
Nettie Audie Hail
Wesley Ray Hail

Spouse and Children

22 November 1893
Shady Grove, Upshur, Texas, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Elias Granville Hail


    Rachel Ellen Price




    Mary Ellen "Mollie" Hail


    William Henry Hail



    Ida E. Hail



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 5

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 23

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Old Norse heill ‘healthy’, ‘sound’, ‘whole’.2 South German: variant of Heil .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • 1880 CENSUS, Texas, Upshur, Precinct 4, John E Hale in household of E G Hale
  • 1920 U.S. CENSUS, Texas, Upshur, Precinct 4, John Hale household
  • 1940 U.S. CENSUS, Texas, Upshur, Precinct 4, John E. Hail household

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.