Catherine Hall

9 July 1835–22 February 1898 (Age 62)
Grafton Township, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine

When Catherine Hall was born on 9 July 1835, in Grafton Township, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, Benjamin Kimball Hall, was 41 and her mother, Katherine Mehitable Sawyer, was 28. She married Benjamin Franklin Cummings Sr. on 19 February 1852, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850 and lived in Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 22 February 1898, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Cummings Sr.
1821–1899
Catherine Hall
1835–1898
Marriage: 19 February 1852
Charlotte Mehitabel Cummings
1853–1864
Benjamin Franklin Cummings Jr
1855–1918
Horace Hall Cummings
1858–1937
Imogene Hall Cummings
1861–1903
William Henry Cummings
1868–1868
George Hall Cummings
1870–1927

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 February 1852Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    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.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 4
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 21
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

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    Story Highlight

    Catherine and the Indians

    True Experience of Catherine Hall Cummings (as told by Horace Hall Cummings in His autobiography) Catherine Hall was married to my father 19 February 1852 in Ogden and bore six children, two of whom, …

    Sources (36)

    • Catherine Cummings in household of Benj F Cummings, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Catherine in entry for Wm H Cummings, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Kate Cummings, "United States Census, 1870"

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