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Horace J. Hall 

Horace J. Hall[1]

Male 1837 - 1902

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  • Birth  16 Aug 1837  Acton, Peel Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Business  241 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    H. Hall & Son, Planing Miller and Lumber Yard 
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    Residence  1871  Esquesing, Halton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lumber Merchant 
    Religion  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Elected Office  1890  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor and Deputy Reeve - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1890-91, 1892 (Deputy Reeve)
    Name  H. J. Hall 
    Occupation  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lumber Dealer 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    manufactures doors 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-93248P 
    Died  29 Dec 1902  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Person ID  I93248  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Family 1  Christine Montieth,   b. 20 Mar 1834, Dunblane, , Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Montieth Anter Hall,   b. 14 Jul 1867, Acton, Peel Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Catherine Morrison Hall,   b. 15 Nov 1873, Esquesing, Halton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F24067  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Christina Monteith,   b. 1836, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Monteith Hall,   b. 1867, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Catherine Hall,   b. 1872, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F245585  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The final summons came with startling suddenness to one of Berlin's eldest and foremost citizens. Mr. H. J. Hall, on Monday evening, shortly before 6 o'clock. He had spent the day in Elmira along with his foreman Mr. Cummings, driving there and back and he was In excellent spirits all day, chatting with Mrs. Cummings and being as active and as well as ever. When. they came to Mr. C. E. Moyer's house King St., west. Mr. Cummings left the cutter to go home. Mr. Hall saying he would drive home and have the horse stabled. It is considered likely that Mr. Hall may have had trouble with his driver a spirited animal at the railway crossing, and that the excitement may have superinduced the apoplectic stroke that cased death. The attack seized him, it is supposed, between the railway crossing and Water street, as he almost invariably took that route home when coming from the West. Mr. W. Brechbill noticed the horse come down King street guided, the reins hanging loose and body apparently limp. The horse was stopped in front of the Canadian block block and Dr. G H. Bowlby hastily called. Mr. Monteath Hall was also notified and the lifeless body was taken to the family residence on Yonge street and the and news broken to his life partner.

      The news spread quickly and cast a hush over the busy streets. our citizens hardly realizing that one of their number who has for 30 years moved among us--and who has been an important" factor in the industrial. growth and development of the town, had been called away from the scene of action.

      The late Horace J Hall was born at Acton, Ont., on Aug., 16th, 1837, and was therefore 64 years He was the eldest of the family a brother, Mr. Z. A. Hall, Penetang, and a Mrs. J. Brown, Acton, surviving. He came to Berlin in 1878 on St. Valentines Day, and purchased the lumber business carried on by Messrs. Shoemaker and Roat at the corner of Water and King Sts.. There he carried on business successfully when he moved into the premises now occupied.. His lumber And sash business was a large and ever increasing one, and was known the province over. In 1865 he was wedded to Miss Christiana Monteath of Montreal, who with a son, Monteath, and daughter, Kathleen have been so. heavily bereft. He was a zealous member of the First Church of Christ., Scientist, since its inception and by his sympathy and charity, did much to lighten life for those whom he came in contact with. He was a 32nd decree-Scottish Rite Mason.

      He always took an interest in Municipal life, and enjoyed the unique distinction of having for 20 years served continuously on the School Board. He was a member this year, but had decided to retire. In the years 1890, '91 and '92 he sat in the Town Council, the latter year as Deputy Reeve. His counsel and action at all times were consistent progress in educational and municipal measures. In his which is sincerely regretted by the town at large, Berlin has lost a progressive, estimable, Christian citizen. The Record extends its condolences...1a

      1aBerlin News Record 31 Dec 1901

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      Horace J. Hall
      The well-known lumber dealer, Horace J. Hall, died suddenly here on Monday. He had spent the day with his foreman, Mr. Cummings, in Elmira. Shortly before 6 o'clock, the pair returned to Berlin; Mr. Cummings got out near the G.T.R. crossing and Mr. Hall drove on further by himself. When the vehicle arrived in front of the Journal-Press building, it was observed that the reins had fallen out of Mr. Hall's hands and his body was leaning out. The horse was brought to a halt near the Walper House and, to everyone's horror, it was discovered that a heart attack had caused the driver's death. The deceased was born in Acton in 1837, and had carried on the lumber business here since 1878. He belonged to the sect of the faith-healers and had, as well, attained the 32'd degree of the Free-masons. For twenty years without interruption, he had been a member of the school-board. The burial takes place today, Thursday.1a

      1aBerliner Journal January 2, 1902 Page 4 - Column 2 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 016326-00.
      Monteath Anter HALL, 33, bookkeeper, Acton, Berlin, s/o K.J. HALL & Christiana MONTEATH married Phoebe Priscilla HOFFMAN, 30, Berlin, Waterloo, d/o Isaac & Caroline, witn: H.J. HALL of Berlin & C.W. SCHIEDEL of Waterloo, 18 October 1900 in Waterloo

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, a-2 pg 5.

    3. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 77.

    4. [S375] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin News Record (title Berlin Daily Record, Berlin News Record) (1893- 1919), Sad and Sudden Death - 31 Dec 1901.

    5. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 34.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Obituary of Horace J. Hall - January 2, 1902.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 Aug 1837 - Acton, Peel Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - H. Hall & Son, Planing Miller and Lumber Yard - - 241 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Esquesing, Halton Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lumber Merchant - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor and Deputy Reeve - Kitchener - 1890 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lumber Dealer - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - manufactures doors - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Dec 1902 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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