|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1896|
|Death: ||Feb. 2, 1960|
JAMES FERDINAND "COOP" HALL
Coop's parents died when he was only 4 or 5 years old. He was taken in by his mother's brother, Edgar G. Coop and his wife Claudia. In about 1909, they had moved to Greenville, Illinois. Edgar was a farmer who worked his brother's, Bedford Forest Coop, farms. Edgar and Claudia were mean to Coop. When he was 13 years old, he ran away and lived on his own.
The 1910 Census reports him living with his half-brother's widow, Lula A. (Williams) Ward and Lillian Ward. Lula's husband, Jack Ward, had died in 1910. Next-door was Coop's other half-brother, Best B. Ward and his wife, Villa (Villar) Moss Ward and their child, Andrew Moss Ward. On October 08, 1911, Lula married Frank Harris and Coop may have moved on.
On September 6, 1918 at twenty-one years old, he joined the U. S. Army A. E. F. and traveled to France to fight in World War I. He served faithfully as a mechanic and motorman and was discharged from the service on July 16, 1919 at Camp Lee, Virginia.
Jimmy had tomato packing sheds in Eaton, Tennessee (1932). He would buy tomatoes at $.25 and sell at $1.25 (1932-1937). Business went bust during the Depression. No one wanted to buy tomatoes. He had a large investment and may have lost it.
In 1937 he moved to Sanders Town (1937-1956). In 1956 the store burned and he moved about one mile to Bethesda, (Eaton) Tennessee. He built a new store and home. The store was called "Coop's Grocery". Coop died February 02, 1960 and is buried in Bethesda Community Church Cemetary in District #15 near Wilcox, Crockett Co., Tennessee
After his and Zula May's death, the second house burned (1969). Jimmy Harold Hall had recently returned from the Air Force and was staying at his father's house. Lighning struck early in the morning (4:00 am) and the house burned to the ground. The house had been left as it was when Coop and Zula May had lived in it. Lost were precious family photos and antiques as well as the quilt box with 15 quilts inside of it. The property was later sold.
James Francis Hall (1849 - 1899)
Alice G. Coop Ward Hall (1860 - 1899)
Zula Mae Tillman Hall (1905 - 1966)
John William Perry Hall (1874 - 1958)**
Sallie Lou Ward (1887 - 1889)**
Forest Cleveland Ward (1889 - 1890)**
James Ferdinand Hall (1896 - 1960)
Altie Coop Hall Ward (1899 - 1993)*
Friendship (Crockett County)
Created by: William R. Ward
Record added: Dec 06, 2011
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