Dec. 8 1896 obituary:
Died at his home in Chippewa County, WI. Wed. p.m. Dec. 2 1896 from heart failure Mr. John D. Hall, 74. Born at Wellington, (Ellington?) N.Y. July 12 1822, moved to Sparta, Monroe co. Wi. with his wife and family in 1841 where he resided until 1873 when he moved to Eau Claire county and lived there a number of years until moving to Chippewa county where he lived until his death. Survived by 3 daughters and a son. Remains taken to Augusta for burial.