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Hall, Samuel W. (1842-1917)

HALL, CURTIS, ABEEL, HANSON, FOX, RUBLE, KACZOR, RAUSCH

Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/13/2011 at 23:10:32

Akron Register Tribune
2-8-1917

DEATH CALLS TWO PIONEERS
S. W. Hall
S. W. [Samuel] Hall, for over twenty years a resident of Sioux Valley township, Union county, S. D., northwest of Akron, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edith Abeel, in Alcester, S. D., February 2, 1917, aged 74 years, 2 months and 29 days. On January 4 he suffered a stroke of paralysis at the home of this daughter, where he had been living, the result, of which was
complete paralysis of his left side, and he was left in a helpless condition for the remainder of his life. Although n this deplorable condition, he apparently suffered no particular pain, but his general health steadily declined and life became a burden, which he patiently bore. However, he expressed a desire that he might be taken away, saying that he was prepared to pass beyond. Quietly and peace fully he was called to his maker on the morning of February 2nd, just four weeks from the time of taking ill.

Samuel Wallace Hall was born in Rochester, New York, November 14th, 1842. In his early childhood he moved with his parents to the state of Vermont, where he resided until about 12 years of age, when they emigrated to Wisconsin and took .up land near Oshkosh. Here he resided until 18 years of age. This being the beginning of the Civil war, he volunteered and enlisted as Corporal of Lieutenant Stillman's Co. E., First Wisconsin Cavalry, to serve three years. During this time he was taken prisoner and endured the hardships of Andersonville prison for seven months, and was also in Florence and Belle Isle prisons. He served until the end of the war and was honorably discharged at Madison, Wisconsin. On October 10, 1867, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary E. Curtis, of Omro, Wisconsin. Of this union eight children were born, all of whom are living to mourn his death—Mrs,. Edith Abeel, of Alcester, S. D.: Mrs. Lulu Hanson, of Sioux Valley township, Union county, S. D.; Oscar Hall, of Harrlsburg, S. D.; Mrs. Alice Fox, of Meek, Nebr.; Mrs. Marena Ruble, of Blue Earth, Minn.; Mrs. Ethel Kaczor, of Meek, Nebr.; Earnest Hall, of Sioux Valley township, Union county, S. D.; Mrs. Hazel Rausch, of Alcester, S. D.

In 1868 he left Oshkosh and located at Austin, Minn., where he and his family resided thirteen years. In 1883 they came to Sioux Valley township, Union county, S. D:, and bought a farm, where he made his home until the death of his wife in 1908, since which time he has lived with his children. Mr. Hall was of a retiring disposition, yet he was a man who gained many firm and lasting friendships by his genial personality, being ever ready to lend a helping hand on any good cause. He was a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and a just and respected citizen.

The remains were brought here from Alcester Tuesday, accompanied by members of the family.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. W. Tyrrell in the Akron M. E. church Tuesday afternoon and a large number of old neighbors and friends assembled as a last tribute of respect. His few remaining comrades of James Biddlecome Post, G. A. R., and the W. R.C. attended the service in a body. Interment was made beside his wife in Riverside Cemetery.

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