Person:Elvadore Hall (2)

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Elvadore Nelson 'Dora' Hall
d.12 Mar 1962
m. 20 Mar 1856
  1. Emma HallAbt 1857 -
  2. James Bolton Hall1858 - 1936
  3. Josiah Truman Hall1861 - 1864
  4. Elvadore Nelson 'Dora' Hall1866 - 1962
  5. Olive V. Hall1869 - 1894
  6. Eleanor 'May' Hall1875 - 1946
  • HElvadore Nelson 'Dora' Hall1866 - 1962
  • WMinnie Cormes1871 - 1915
m. 10 Oct 1900
  1. Charles Lockwood Hall1901 - 1905
  2. Ruth Elizabeth Hall1905 - 1984
  3. Raymond Elvadore Hall1907 - 1916
  4. Harry Madison Hall1909 - 1910
m. BEF 1930
Facts and Events
Name Elvadore Nelson 'Dora' Hall
Alt Name Nelson Hall
Alt Name Dora Hall
Gender Male
Birth[1] 26 Oct 1866 on a boat at Hockingport, Athens Co., Ohio
Marriage 10 Oct 1900 Chattanooga, Hamilton co., Tennesseeto Minnie Cormes
Marriage BEF 1930 to Kate Eva Bethune
Death? 12 Mar 1962
Burial? Monongahela Cem, Monongahela, Washington Co., Pennsylvania

1870 Census Harris Twp., Wood Co., West Virginia
Post Office: Lubeck
Hall, James H. 39 M W Carpenter 500 700 OH
Hall, Eliza E. 30 F W Keeping house PA
Hall, Emma 13 F W VA
Hall, J. W. W. Bolton 11 M W VA (indexed as J. W. W. Belton Hall)
Hall, Dora 3 F W OH (gender error)
Hall, Olive V. 11/12 F W WV

1880 Census Dist n/s, Wood Co., West Virginia
written along the left side: New England
Hall, Eliza W F 43 Wd Keeping House PA MD PA
Hall, Dora W F 14 dau S at home OH PA PA (gender error)
Hall, James W M 21 son S Carpenter WV PA PA
Hall, Olive W F 11 dau S at home WV PA PA
Hall, Alice W F 6 dau S WV PA PA
Hall, Ella W F 4 dau WV PA PA

1900 Census Dist 44, Civil Dist 10, Hamilton Co., Tennessee
Hall, Dora Head W M Oct 1866 3? S OH OH PA Shipping clerk
Hall, Mary Sister W F Dec 1875 24 S WV OH PA Bookkeeper (Eleanor May)
Hutchins, Eliza Mother W F Feb 1857 63 Wd 7ch/5 lvg PA occ blank

1954 letter from Nelson: "I celebrated my 88th birthday Oct 26 and our Mens' Bible Class of the Presbyterian Church gave their annual birthday dinner on my birthday. . . I made them a little talk and told them I was born in a house boat at the mouth of the Hocking River at Hockingport, Ohio in 1866 and my father was a carpenter and built the boat and a year or so later sold it. We moved to New England, West Virginia. Father made coffins of walnut lumber and mother lined them with muslin and they took the coffins to the grave yards on road wagons. No undertakers then; no electric lights, no gas or telephones. So you see we had no conveniences like we have today."

Address in 1957 was 112 Prospect Ave., Charleroi, Pennsylvania. At one time he was in the insurance and real estate business. There is a newpaper article written about him in 1957 in which he says he moved to Charleroi, Pennsylvania from Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1902.

1910 Census Dist 198, Charleroi, Washington Co., Pennsylvania
Hall, Dora N. Head M W 38 M1for9yrs OH OH OH tinner and slater
Hall, Minnie Wife F W 36 M1for9yrs 4ch/3 lvg OH Germany OH
Hall, Ruth E. dau F W 4 PA OH OH
Hall, Raymond E. son M W 2 PA OH OH
Hall, Harry M. son M W 6/12 PA OH OH
Note that this record indicates Nelson's estimated birth year as 1872 whereas my records show birth on 26 Oct 1866. And Minnie's est birth year as 1874; I have 1871.

1920 Census Dist 149, Charleroi, Washington Co., Pennsylvania
Hall, Nelson Head M W 53 Wd OH PA OH Agent - Real Estate
Hall, Ruth dau F W 14 S OH OH OH
Toner, Eva housekeeper F W 41 M PA PA PA (Kate Eva Bethune)
Toner, Harold R. boarder M W 20 S PA PA PA
Toner, Jeannette Boarder F W 13 S PA PA PA
Now Nelson's birth year agrees better with my earlier records.

1930 Census Dist 38, Charleroi, Washington Co., Pennsylvania
Hall, D. N. Head owns 7500 M W 63 M@34 OH PA PA Contractor - Sheet & metal
Hall, K. Eva wife F W 51 M@20 PA PA PA
Hall, Ruth dau F W 24 S PA OH OH Teacher - Public School

References
  1. Letter from Nelson Hall 1954 (in possession of Janie Jackson Kimble).
  2.   United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publications M593 and T132)
    Harris Twp., Wood Co., West Virginia.
  3.   United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T9)
    Wood Co., West Virginia.

    (New England, Wood County, West Virginia)

  4.   United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623)
    Civil Dist 10, Hamilton Co., Tennessee.
  5.   United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T624)
    Charleroi, Washington Co., Pennsylvania.
  6.   United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T625)
    Charleroi, Washington Co., Pennsylvania.
  7.   United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T626)
    Charleroi, Washington Co., Pennsylvania.