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Past & Present of Bureau Co. 1906
5 Nov 2007


Transcribed by Denise McLoughlin

Tampico Area Historical Society




Page 851



The attractivness of Bureau county as a place of residence is indicated by the fact that many of her native sons have remained within her borders since attaining their majority and have found opportunity here for advancement in business life and the acquirement of the success which each individual seeks. Mr. HALL was born in this county,  August 31, 1859, being the sixth in order of birth in a family of ten children, whose parents were John and Charity F. (SMITH) HALL. They were natives of New Jersey, and in the spring of 1859 took up their abode in Bureau county. In the fall of the same year their son Richard was born, and the days of his boyhood and youth were spent in his parents’ home, while in the public schools he acquired his education. He was trained to farm work, early becoming familiar with the duties and labors of the fields, and throughout his entire life he has carried on general agricultural pursuits. He has today a farm of two hundred and forty acres under his managaement and he owns eighty-five acres in another part of the township.


On the 27th of November, 1879, Mr. HALL wedded Miss Martha J. WADE, who was born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, June 4, 1859, and in 1866 was brought to Bureau county by her parents, in whose family were ten children, she being the fifth in order of birth. Mrs. HALL was also educated in the schools of Bureau county, and toher husband has been a faithful companion and helpmate on life’s journey for more than a quarter of a century. He affiliates with the Modern Woodmen of America, his membership being in camp No. 227, and his political views accord with threpublican principles. Both he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church and are a worthy Christian couple, who have always enjoyed the confidence of neightbors and friends. They have long been permanently settled in this community and are now comfortably situated in life, meeting with a spirit of fortitude every adverse condition and steadily progressing twoard the goal of prosperity by reason of their careful management and business capacity. They are citizens worhty of the unqualified confidence of their fellow townsmen and are well deserving of mention in this volume.

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