Mary Maria Hall

4 December 1841–17 September 1883 (Age 41)
Greencastle Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Maria

When Mary Maria Hall was born on 4 December 1841, in Greencastle Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States, her father, Joshua Challis Hall, was 27 and her mother, Sally Ann Bybee, was 25. She married Nathan Kempton on 25 August 1858, in Wisconsin, United States. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. She died on 17 September 1883, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Kempton
Mary Maria Hall
Marriage: 25 August 1858

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  • Marriage
    25 August 1858Wisconsin, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1851 · Constitution of 1851
    Age 10
    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 15
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Joshua Challis Hall, Sr.

    Joshua was a polygamist and had four wives. He married Sally Ann Bybee first and they had nine children: Marvin Hall (1835-1913) Joseph Lee Hall (1837-1896) who married Emiline Richardson Absalom Atk …

    Sources (8)

    • Mary Hall in household of Joshua Hall, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary Kempton in household of Nathen Kempton, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary Maria Kempton (born Hall) - MyHeritage Family Trees - MyHeritage, Shows birth, marriage, death, parents, husband, siblings

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