William Wood Hall

23 May 1832–23 December 1891 (Age 59)
Much Cowarne, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Wood

When William Wood Hall was born on 23 May 1832, in Much Cowarne, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Hall, was 42 and his mother, Frances Hide Wood, was 37. He married Almira Jane Reid on 3 October 1858, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Uintah, Weber, Utah, United States in 1870 and Curlew, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880. He died on 23 December 1891, in Snowville, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Snowville, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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William Wood Hall
Almira Jane Reid
Marriage: 3 October 1858
Sophronia Almira Hall
Cumorah Angus Hall
William Tracy Hall
Ether Mahonri Hall
Alphonso Prentis Hall
Septema Ann Hall
John Wood Hall

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  • Marriage
    3 October 1858Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1843: Poweshiek, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Poweshiek, Iowa, United States
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 22
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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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    Life Story of William Wood Hall

    William Wood Hall, his life story This history is subject to change in some dates and relationships, as more research is corroborated by family researchers, especially Carolyn Johnson Petersen Rock, …

    Sources (18)

    • William Hall in household of Richard Browne, farmer, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • W.W. Hall in entry for Alphonos P. Hall and Ella R. Gilskey, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • William W Hall in entry for Either M Hall, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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