Elm Wood Hall

7 May 1870–2 April 1953 (Age 82)
East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Elm Wood

When Elm Wood Hall was born on 7 May 1870, in East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, George Austin Hall, was 54 and his mother, Ellen Rebecca Hitchcock, was 31. He married Edna Mildred Random on 8 May 1904, in Brownsville, Linn, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Marion, Oregon, United States in 1920 and Sacramento Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1940. He died on 2 April 1953, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Elm Wood Hall
Edna Mildred Random
Marriage: 8 May 1904
Lena Lanor Hall
Arden Francis Hall
Waldo Lander Hall
Loran Carol Hall

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park
Age 2
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.
1880 · The Great Gale of 1880
Age 10
The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 26
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

(1997: 166370;2007: 359154; 2010: 407076)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).

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

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When Edna Mildred Random was born on April 2, 1887, in Fall River Mills, Shasta, California, her father, George, was 27 and her mother, Eva, was 17. She had 3 younger siblings, Ethel Niagra, Lucy May …

Sources (19)

  • Elm W Hall in entry for Waldo L Hall, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Elm Wood Hall, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Elmwood Hall, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"

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