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William Edward Hall
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1845
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1907
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

Veteran: Civil War (CSA)

h/o 1st Margaret C Glasscock, 2nd Martha Ellen Webb.

Birth: 2nd of nine known children in Jasper county, Missouri.

~ The house pictured at right is the home the Hall's lived in at southeast corner at 6th and Garrison streets in Carthage.

*Member of 1st Board of Directors of Carthage's first Y M C A in 1890.

Charter member and first treasurer of Jasper County Camp 522, United Confederate Veterans founded 22 May 1894 whose 1906 state encampment was in Joplin in September, less than a year before his demise.

A member of the board of directors for Central National Bank.

~ From Mornin' Mail, 1898:

Mrs. Mary Reynolds, better known as "Aunt Polly," an aunt of W.E. Hall, died at her home near Scotland in this county last night. She had lived in this county since 1837 and was 84 years of age. The remains were yesterday interred in Diamond Grove Cemetary aka Stone Cemetery.

Sold lot where Carthage Public Library was built at a reduced price in honor of deceased daughter, Ruth Hall-Vanderford, whose tablet is on the wall across from one honoring Andrew Carnegie.

Amassed some 800 acres of quality farm land north of Spring river, northwest of Carthage Missouri, named Hallwood Farm, where his widow Martha, son Edward and house keeper horifically perished in or as result of a late night fire in 1916, later owned by family friend, James Luke passed to his son David until 1958.

Census: 1900 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with 2nd wife and youngest son at 600 south Garrison across street from Isaac Forbes Garner.

1903, Source: Morin'Mail whose dates are not always correct.

A letter received in Carthage from a Colorado tourist states that W. E. Hall and son, Tom, left Manitou last Thursday for Thunder Mountain, Idaho, to view their mine investments. Their wives are at 121 Hill Top, near Chautauqua amphitheatre. Mrs. W. W. Flora is at 1415 Colorado avenue. At the Sunnyside hotel, kept by Capt. Rogers in Manitou, are Mesdames Greenwood, O. D. Royse, Margaret Lister and daughter, Miss Flo, Mrs. Wallace Matthews and sister, Mrs. Ed Jenkins of Joplin. Others from Carthage are expected there. Mrs. A. F. Wise and daughter, Miss May, are in Manitou.

Miss Mae Pauley now there, is to be married the middle of August and will come to Kansas City on a bridal tour, then live in a cottage in Colorado Springs. Milt McClure, now in Colorado Springs, points out to his tourist friends a mountain top of which he has a claim, and shows dirt which he declares has gold.

The new house at Seventh(sic) street and Garrison avenue is to be built and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hall, and not by their son Ed Hall Jr. Ed was only joking when he talked to the reporter Saturday. The present Hall home is to be rented when the new house is ready for their occupancy.


SOURCE: The Biographical Record of Jasper County Missouri 1901 by Malcolm McGregor.

Faithfulness to duty & strict adherence to a fixed purpose in life will do more to advance a man's interest than wealth or advantageous circumstances. The successful men of the day are they who have planned their own advancement and have accomplished it spite of many obstacles & with a certainty that could have been attained only thru their own efforts.

Today William E Hall stands as a representative of important agricultural and mining interests in southwestern Missouri, & his splendid business ability has won him continued prosperity until he is now accounted one of the wealthy residents of Carthage.

Mr Hall was born upon a farm in Jasper county, Mar 14, 1845, & represents one of the old families of N.C. His grandfather, Harrison Hall, was a native of N.C., whence he removed to ILL. At an early day in it's development & there spent the remainder of his life. his wife, who bore the maiden name of Rebecca East, was also a native of the old North state. Their son, Winston Hall, the father of our subject, was born in N.C. In 1818 & in 1837 or '38 came to Jasper county. He afterward married Jane Roberson, a native of Stokes county, N.C., whence she removed with her parents to this county in 1840. Here the young couple were married & then located upon a tract of unimproved land. Their home home was a comfortable hewd-log house, in which they lived for a number of years. Indians were still numerous in this portion of the country, but occasioned the settlers little trouble. Many hardships & trials incident to frontier life were to be borne, however, & the task of developing a new farm was an arduous one. Mr Hall purchased from the government 240 acres of land, & made it his home until his death in 1863. His widow died in the Lone Star state in 1869.

William E Hall their son spent his early boyhood days upon his fathers farm on Jasper county, & during that period attended a private school & later a district school, pursuing his studies thru the winter months, while in the summer season he assisted in the labors of the farm. Owing to the death of his father the management & care of the farm developed upon him as he was the eldest son. He assumed this heavy responsibility when only 18 years of age, & well did he discharge his duties, giving evidence of the elemental strength of his character which has since been shown in e control of important & extensive business interests.

At the age 18 he cast his lot with the confederate army, & served under Generals Shelby & Standwaite & later General Cooper, being discharged in 1865 at the close of the war. He again went to Tx, where he resided with his mother until 1869. while living there he returned to his native county & was married to Margaret C Glasscock, who died in Tx in April, 1870. In that year he returned to Jasper county, Mo.
For some time Mr Hall engaged in the stock industry, buying cattle in Tx & driving them north to Jasper county, where they were wintered. In this enterprise he was associated with John S Mcbride, who was afterward elected sheriff of Jasper county. In the spring of 1871 Mr Hall located near Webb City. On May 7, 1871 Mr Hall married, the lady being Miss Martha E Webb, daughter of John C Webb, of Webb City, the discoverer of zinc & lead in that local [and creator of Webb City]. He found those minerals upon his farm & became the pioneer miner in the industry which has brought millions of dollars into Jasper county.

After his marriage Mr Hall took up his abode upon a farm in Mineral township, adjoining the home farm of his father-in-law, who resided there until 1879. While living upon the farm Mr Hall was elected township assessor, serving in the years 1874-5-6. In 1878 he was elected to the office of county collector, & the following year removed to Carthage to take charge of the office, which he creditably filled for 2 years. On the expiration of his term he became interested in mining & farming, & to his business affairs he devoted his energies with marked success.

He is the owner of a fine farm of 800 acres under a high state of cultivation, & part of it is underlaid with ore. In 1883 he took up his abode on the farm, remaining until 1889' when he again came to Carthage, from which place he manages his important & extensive business interests. His farm is well stocked with cattle & horses, & he has bred some of the finest trotters & saddle horses in the state.
A man of resourceful ability, his efforts have been by no means confined to one line, & his sound judgement & enterprise have been important factors in the successful conduct of many enterprises. He was one of the organizers & is still a stockholder in the Central National Bank, & was one of a company of 10 reliable & prominent citizens who organized & conducted the business of the Jasper County Street Railway until all the stockholders sold out.

The marriage of Mr & Mrs Hall has been blessed with the following children: John Winston, who died in his 18th year; Ruth who became the wife of Harry A Vanderford, of Nashville, Tn, & died in 1897; Thomas, who wedded Mary H Hendrix, of Fayette, Mo, & resides in Carthage; & Edward M, who is engaged in the stock business upon his fathers farm.

In his political affiliations Mr Hall is a pronounced Democrat & warmly espouses the principals of the party, but has never been aspirant for office, serving only in local positions previously mentioned. Socially he is identified with the Masonic fraternity. He is a man of very strong convictions & his integrity stands as an unquestioned fact in his career. The business policy which he has always followed has been most commendable. He is methodical, careful & thorough, & his career is one which will bear the light of the closest investigation & scrutiny.



Found Dead in Bed at Three o'Clock This Morning

Heart Failure the Cause - Never in Better Health Than Yesterday - Was Born and Reared in Jasper County.

W. E. Hall, one of the widest known and most universally respected of the citizens of this county, died very suddenly of heart failure a few minutes before 3 o'clock this morning at his home at the corner of Garrison Avenue and Sixth Street.

Mr. Hall had gone to bed feeling perfectly well and there was not the slightest indication of any illness. A few minutes before 3 o'clock Mrs. Hall was awakened by his hand touching her face. She spoke to him but there was no answer and she reached over and touched his arm and spoke again but when he still did not reply she called to him again and at the same time shook him.

His continued silence frightened her and she sprang out of bed and rushed to the adjoining bedroom where her son, Ed Hall, was sleeping and called to him, "Ed come to your father quick, I am afraid that something awful is the matter." He responded at once and reached the room just as Mrs. Hall struck a light. His father lay on the bed looking perfectly natural and peaceful. "He is asleep," said the son and shook him slightly. Receiving no response to his accompanying inquiry he raised the body to a sitting posture in the bed and when the head fell limply forward on the breast he realized the truth.

He at once rushed to the telephone and summoned Dr. Whitney who lives nearby. The physician arrived within five minutes and worked with the body in the hope of reviving a spark of life, but it was all to no avail.

Heart failure was the cause of the death as assigned by the physician.

It was only yesterday that Mr. Hall remarked to his family that he had never felt better in his life. The night before he had sat up all night with a sick relative south of Joplin, and he said that he had not lost a night's sleep recently which had caused him so little inconvenience.

Yesterday afternoon he had gone for a drive with his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Tom Hall and her children, returning after planning another trip to Joplin for today.

Besides the wife, who is ill from the great shock, the deceased leaves two sons, two sisters and three brothers of the immediate family. The sons are Ed, who has charge of the Hallwood Farm, and Tom who lives on South Garrison Ave and has charge of the Hall Brothers shoe store on the west side of the square. One son, John W. died in his eighteenth year and a daughter, Ruth, married and died in 1897.

One of the sisters, [Mrs. Morris A.] Rebecca Hall Ewing of Morrisville, Missouri has been heard from and will be here. A brother Albert , will also be here from Georgetown, Texas. The others of the family are Mrs. Mary Halley of Round Rock, Texas and Henry and George, who live near Georgetown, Texas who have not been heard from as yet.

Mr. Hall is the second member of his family to pass away, a brother, Thomas C. Hall, having preceded him.

The funeral was held at the First M. E. church and Rev S. G. Keys, pastor of the M. E. South church officiated.


Although his obituary show some of the siblings there were actually 9 total.

Parents: Winston Hall and Jane (Roberson) Hall were the parents of 9 children, they were John H Hall, James N Hall, & William E Hall of Jasper county Mo, Thomas C Hall, George W Hall, Augustus H Hall, Albert W Hall, & Mrs Mary E Halley, all of Williamson county Texas & Mrs Rebecca J Ewing of Morrisville Mo.

John H Hall (1843 - 1848)*
William Edward Hall (1845 - 1907)*
Thomas C Hall (1847 - 1904)*
George W. Hall (1849 - 1918)*
Augustus Henry Hall (1852 - 1912)*
Albert Winston Hall (1854 - 1927)*
Mary Elizabeth Hall Halley (1857 - 1929)*
Rebecca Hall Ewing (1859 - 1931)*
James N. B. Hall (1861 - 1862)*
Family links: 
  Winston Hall (1818 - 1863)
  Jane Roberson Hall (1821 - 1869)
  Margaret C Glasscock Hall (1851 - 1870)
  Martha Ellen Webb Hall (1853 - 1916)
  John Winston Hall (1873 - 1890)*
  Ruth Hall Hall-Vanderford (1874 - 1897)*
  Charles Thomas Hall (1875 - 1929)*
  Edward Marvin Hall (1877 - 1916)*
  John H Hall (1843 - 1848)*
  William Edward Hall (1845 - 1907)
  Thomas C Hall (1847 - 1904)*
  George W. Hall (1849 - 1918)*
  Augustus Henry Hall (1852 - 1912)*
  Albert Winston Hall (1854 - 1927)*
  Mary Elizabeth Hall Halley (1857 - 1929)*
  Rebecca Hall Ewing (1859 - 1931)*
  James N. B. Hall (1861 - 1862)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Oak Crest Abby Mausoleum
Created by: I Remember When
Record added: Jan 30, 2011
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William Edward Hall
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William Edward Hall
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William Edward Hall
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Thank you for your service & sacrifices for the CSA; you are not forgotten.
- JM Herman, SCV & MO Confederate Flaggers
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~ his son Tom was best man at my grandfather's 1898 wedding ~
- bill
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- Dorothy Miller
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