Paul Alpha Hall

21 July 1936–28 April 2011 (Age 74)
Auburn, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Paul Alpha

When Paul Alpha Hall was born on 21 July 1936, in Auburn, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Alpha Sanborn Hall, was 43 and his mother, Marie Irene Paradis, was 26. He married Carol Ann Shaw on 27 January 1958, in Maine, United States. He lived in Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1995 and Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States for about 2 years. He died on 28 April 2011, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 74.

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Paul Alpha Hall
Carol Ann Shaw
Marriage: 27 January 1958

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    27 January 1958Maine, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 1
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
    1937 · Lewiston–Auburn Shoe Strike
    Age 1
    On March 25, 1937, textile workers from Auburn and Lewiston walked off their jobs to demand better working conditions, higher pay, shorter workweeks, and the right to union representation. Most of the strikers were of French-Canadian descent. The American Civil Liberties Union stated that "Maine is at least 100 years behind the time" when it came to labor laws. A 10% wage increase was offered, but refused. Governor Lewis Barrows eventually called in the Maine Army of the National Guard. The strike ended on June 29, 1937, and was considered a loss for the workers.
    1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act
    Age 20
    With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

    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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    Sources (9)

    • Paul Marchant in household of Alpha Hall, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Paul A Hall, "Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996"
    • Paul A Hall, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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