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George Washington Hall


His beginnings are mix of missing and conflicting information. Oral tradition has it that his father's name was Isaac Hall and that his mother was French. Her surname was supposedly LeFross;  we do not know her first name.


The Illinois Civil War Veterans Index paints the following picture of George W. Hall - "Rank-Private; Company F; 45th Illinois Infantry; Height-5'6 1/2"; Hair-DARK; Eyes-DARK; Complexion-DARK; Birthdate-Abt 1846; Birth Place-Watertown, Jefferson, Wisconsin; Service Entry Age-18". The 1880 U.S. Federal Census lists his birthplace as Michigan. 

WikiTree ID Hall-26544


He was married in Marion, Linn, Iowa, on May 27, 1869, to Catherine Ann Troutman. I have their marriage certificate.

WikiTree ID Troutman-737

There are no pictures of George Hall. This is his wife, my great-great grandmother, Catherine Troutman. The surname was originally 'Trautman'. Her ancestors were Germans who moved to Russia. To learn more about Germans from Russia, click here.

George and Catherine had the following children:

Homer Leander Hall 1871-1951

Mary Winetta Hall 1873-1960

Bessie Sophia Hall 1877-1939

Orpha Edith Hall 1881-1885

LeFross Heiner Hall 1885-1956

Erma Zetta Hall 1890-1979

Harry Ray Hall 1891-1968

Katherine Blossom Hall 1893-1945

Hazel D. Hall 1896-1963

Hazel D. Hall

My great-grandfather, Harry Ray Hall, with his sister Katherine Blossom. "Kitty" became a hairdresser, had a short-lived marriage, and lived with her mother for the rest of her life.

Hazel Hall with her husband, Hubert Edwin Andrews. Apparently Mr. Andrews had a big influence on this family. Harry Ray would go on to name his son, my grandfather, Hubert Edwin Hall. Hubert and Hazel never had children.

Bessie Sophia Hall McClure and her husband, Bill McClure

Harry Ray Hall and his sister, Erma Zetta.