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Ernest Hall (1840 - 1905)

Ernest Hall
Born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died at age 65 in Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United Statesmap
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Parents Charles Hall & Mary Miller

Married on Nov. 6, 1865.

He appeared in the 1880 US census in Chicago. [1] He was living with his wife, two children, and his brother-in-law. [1]

His obituary reads:


One of Oak Park's Best-Loved Citizens Passes Away Wednesday

Ernest Hall died at his home, 439 Oak Park avenue, on Wednesday morning, May 10, after several weeks' illness with Bright's disease, which came upon him as a result of a severe case of the grip, contracted during his recent sojourn in California. He arrived home only to take to his bed, and has failed steadily since, bravely facing the end, which he knew was near.

The funeral service was at the house on Friday afternoon, presided over, at Mr. Hall's request, by the Rev. C. M. Morton, his comrade in Phil Sheridan Post. …
The remains were laid away in Forest Home beside Mrs. Hall, who died ten years ago. The honorary pall-bearers were Thomas Wilson, James S. Gadsden, and Rt. Rev. Samuel Fallows, of Chicago, and A. T. Hemingway, Tomas H. Doane, and W. H. Kerkhoff of Oak Park. The active pall-bearers were Mr. Hall's nephews, Will D. Hall, Frank E. Hall and Albert Hall of Oak Park, Joseph Hall of Clyde [now Cicero], Haydn Randall of Evanston and William G. Roome of Berwyn.

Mr. Hall was 65 years old, having being born in Sheffield, England, in 1840. He was educated at St. Savior's grammar school in London, and came to America when he was 15 years of age, settling in Dyersville, Ia. At the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted as a corporal in Troop L, the First Iowa volunteer cavalry, and served until wounded in 1862, by a Confederate Minnie ball, which he carried in his left thigh to the day of his death.

Returning to Dyersville, he was married to Miss Caroline Hancock, daughter of Captain Alexander Hancock. They moved to Chicago soon afterward, and their home was in Chicago and Oak Park ever since.

Mr. Hall is survived by a son, Leicester Campbell Hall, an attorney of Bishop, Cal., and a daughter, Mrs. Grace Hall Hemingway, the wife of Dr. Clarence E. hemingway of Oak Park. He also has two living brothers, Miller Hall of Oak Park, and R. G. Hall of Clyde.

(The obit goes on to mention Mr. Hall's finer points, but also mentions his great grandfather, Edward Miller of Dorchester England, a well-known organist and composer of his day who held the title of doctor of music from Oxford. His grandfather, William Edward Miller was said to have been the greatest English violinist of his day, and owned a Stradivarius. Son Leichester Campbell Hall, was named for the English baritone, Sherwood Campbell).

The Rev. Charles Morton in that lofty simplicity of which he is master, spoke truly when he uttered at the funeral these opening words, "Ernest Hall, one of the best men in Oak Park, has gone away."

--Oak Leaves (Oak Park, IL) 13 May 1905, pp. 4-6

Lived at 439 North Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park. Grandfather of Ernest Hemingway.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 July 2016), Ernest Hall, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district ED 128, sheet 468A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0194; FHL microfilm 1,254,194.

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