A IAbraham W Venable and His wife Isabella had a daughter named Mary Grace. She died young, After marrying Richard V. Daniel whom I believe was a cousin. They had a daughter named Isabella. Raised by her grandparents Abraham & Isabella,Isabella Daniel married a doctor named Alexander Strachan Jones. They had several children, one of whom was my grandmother, Isabelle Daniel Jones. Taking her tubercular brother A.V To Tucson, for the sun and fresh air, she met my grandfather John Hall, Junior from Florida, – – I believe his ancestors however were from Mobile Alabama. He and she married finally after many years of taking care of tubercular relatives. He was a newspaperman and she worked also in the newspaper office for a while. I am not sure if she was a reporter but he was. Anyway they had one child, Isabelle Daniel Hall, On September 9, 1919. When she was six months old her father died in the Spanish flu epidemic. It was at the very end. She and her mother lived with her mother’s sister Mary (Polly) Caldwell , and her children in Tucson. My mother grew up to be a remarkable artist and cartoonist during the WWII years, drawing The Black Cat and other cartoons for Harvey Comics. She became a bohemian and lived in Greenwich Village. She married my father,WPA writer & playwright Irving Fiske, on January 8, 1946 and they bought land in Vermont with the wedding money. They moved up to the mountains, and I was born in Fremont on August 12, 1950,.
John Hall Junior was also an editor. He was said to have been a man of very noble values, and lost his job because he punched out the managing editor for saying something rude about a lady. He then had to go and work in Phoenix, and became ill and died there. The whole family had been planning to “remove” to Phoenix but they stayed in Tucson after his death. Very sad story, and my grandmother’s father Alexander Jones had also died when she was six months old. However my father declined to follow suit and I had a father until late I was about 40.