|Birth: ||Aug. 11, 1889|
|Death: ||Oct. 5, 1938|
City of Dallas Fire Fighter, died in the Line of Duty. Fell from a moving firetruck and fractured skull.
Husband of Gladys Bell Hall
Son of Sherwood Abner and Lucy Jane Miller Hall
OCTOBER 6, 1938
Fireman Killed When Truck Hits Dip in Street
Strikes Head On Pavement
Started to Swing Off Pumper at Corner To Connect Hose; Expires in Hospital
Guy W. Hall, 49, of 2806 Gladstone, Dallas Fireman for the last eighteen years, was fatally injured Wednesday when a pumper on which he was riding struck a dip at the corner of Sharon and Pierce, Oak Cliff. Hall, thrown violently from the truck, hit his head on the pavement, fracturing his skull. He was taken to Methodist Hospital, where he died at 7 p.m.
"Hall, one of our best men, was riding on the rear of the pumper," Fire Chief Sid Hansen said. "It was his job to couple the hose to the hydrant. As the pumper came up to the street corner, hall grabbed the hose to make the connection on the hydrant; that's when the truck hit the dip."
Deputy Fire Chief L. M. Long said that the accident was unavoidable. Hall's brother, D. R. Hall, is also a fireman, but was not on the truck at the time of the accident.
At the time of the accident, the truck was speeding to a fire at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George McCleary, 2851 Sharon, which was almost a total loss. The house was owned by the Russell Realty Company and was valued at more than $2,000.
The McCleary family was not at home when the fire broke out. Mrs. McCleary was attending a church meeting, two children were at school and a third was with playmates on Oak Cliff Boulevard.
A passing motorist, discovering the blaze, sounded his horn until he attracted a neighbor, who turned in the alarm. The flames consumed several hundred dollars' worth of furniture, which Mrs. McCleary said was uninsured. The family made arrangements to spend the night at the home of the A. B. Williams family, 2847 Sharon.
Hall is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gladys Bell Hall; two sons, Lloyd Hall and G. W. hall Jr; three daughters, Mrs.Lorraine McDonold. Mrs. Margarett Bramhall and Miss Velma Hall; mother, Mrs. Lucy J. Hall; two brothers, V. R. hall and R. L. Hall; two sisters, Mrs. H. J. Beatty and Mrs. E. N. Langley, all of Dallas.
Gladys Jemima Bell Hall (1889 - 1973)*
Laurel Land Memorial Park
Plot: Section 5, Lot 17
GPS (lat/lon): 32.67298, -96.81127
Created by: Tom White
Record added: Nov 15, 2012
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