Eliza Adelia Hall

28 July 1854–11 April 1880 (Age 25)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Eliza Adelia

When Eliza Adelia Hall was born on 28 July 1854, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Hall, was 37 and her mother, Nancy W Hudson, was 38. She lived in Boomer Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1870. She died on 11 April 1880, at the age of 25.

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Andrew Jackson Hall
Nancy W Hudson
Eletha Jane Hall
Sarah Ellen Hall
Miles Hudson Hall
Eliza Adelia Hall
Ewing Hudson Hall
Isabell Hall
Joseph P. Hall

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World Events (7)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 3

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 13

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

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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  • Eliza Hall in household of A J Hall, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eliza Hall in household of A J Hall, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Eliza D Hall in household of Andrew J Hall, "United States Census, 1860"

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