Frank A Hall
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/13/2010 at 17:13:04
Frank A Hall a representative and enterprising citizen of Boone county, is the owner of a productive farm of 90 acres on sections 15, and 22, Grant township, which he purchased in 1894 and has operated continuously throughout the intervening two decades. His birth occurred in Sweden on September 16, 1861, his parents being Gabriel and Angeliza (Anderson) Hall, who were likewise natives of that country. They emigrated tot eh United States and took up their abode in Boone county, Iowa in August 1870, the father purchasing land in grant township and cultivating it for some time. Subsequently he bought and improved a tract of 120 aces on sections 10 and 15, Grant township and operated the same successfully throughout the remainder of his life. He passed away in December 1907, while the demise of his wife occurred August 1896. Gabriel Hall had been a resident of this county for a period of thirty-seven years and enjoyed an enviable reputation as one of its prosperous agriculturists and esteemed citizens.
Frank A Hall, who was a lad of nine years when he accompanied his parents on their emigration to the new world, Acquired his education in Grant township and remained at home until he had attained his majority. He then learned the trades of carpentering and plastering and worked at those occupations for some time. Subsequently he turned his attention to agricultural pursuits, cultivating rented land for three years. On the expiration of that period, in 1894, he purchased a tract of 90 acres on section 15 and 22, Grant township, where he has remained continuously since, his residence being on section 22. He has improved the farm until it is now a valuable and highly productive property and yields him a gratifying annual income. Mr Hall is likewise a stockholder, director and the president of the Framers Elevator Company, a stockholder in the Farmers State Bank of Boxholm and chairman of the Farmers Institute of that town.
Mr Hall has been married twice. In the spring of 1890, he wedded Miss Johanna Lundberg, by whom he has one son, Gilbert E who is now twenty-tow years of age. The wife and mother passed away in August 1893, and on December 23 ,1894, Mr Hall was again married, his second union being with Miss Mary G Carlstrom, a daughter of C M and Catherine Carlstrom, who were born in Sweden and are still residents of that country. Our subject and his wife have eight children as follows: Francis M, Floyd M, Fred, Clarence, Levina, Ruby, May, and Allen.
In the exercise of his right of franchise Mr Hall supports the men and measures of the republican party. He is now serving as trustee and has acted in the capacity for five years, while for eight years he ably discharge the duties of school treasurer and for four years held the position of assessor. He is identified fraternally with the Modern Woodman of America, and his religious faith is that of the Lutheran church. Mr Hall has lived in Boone county for forty-four yeas and during that time has risen to a high place in the ranks of progressive agriculturists and useful citizens.
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