Willard Justin Hall

Brief Life History of Willard Justin

When Willard Justin Hall was born on 9 September 1876, in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States, his father, William J Hall, was 43 and his mother, Phebe Lee Wood, was 37. He married Eva May Johnson on 19 October 1898, in Roxbury, McPherson, Kansas, United States. He lived in Empire Township, McPherson, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 13 July 1902, in Roxbury, McPherson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Roxbury, McPherson, Kansas, United States.

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Willard Justin Hall
Eva May Johnson
Marriage: 19 October 1898

Sources (9)

  • Willard Hall in household of William J Hall, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Williard J Hall, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"
  • Willard J Hall, "Find A Grave Index"

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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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