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 Joseph Riley “John” Hall, Jr

Joseph Riley “John” Hall, Jr

Jonesville, Lee County, Virginia, USA
Death 28 Apr 1966 (aged 82)
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Burial Little, Seminole County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 21247954 · View Source
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Joseph Riley Hall Jr. was born to Winnie Lee Morelock after the death of her husband, & his Father, Joseph Riley Hall Sr. He was their only child.

1940 United States Federal Census about J R Hall
Name: J R Hall
Age: 56
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Virginia
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Syracuse, Hamilton, Kansas
Street: Main
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Syracuse, Hamilton, Kansas
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 15B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 337
Occupation: Cafe
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 350
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 99
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income Other Sources: Yes

Household Members:
Name Age
J R Hall 56
Eva Hall 36
Frank T Hall 27

For some reason we don't know he stopped using his given name of Joseph and began using John. That made it difficult to find any information about him after 1940. Thanks to a photo request on Findagrave I discovered he was using the name John. I was then able to find information about him through his Social Security application & Colorado Death Certificate. Fortunately, his Social Security application shows that he was using the name John but that his birth name was Joseph and his Mother was Winnie Lee Morelock.

His first wife, Minnie Gertrude Tyler, & he had four children together. She left Joseph in Kansas and took their children & returned to Lee County, Virginia.

Joseph remarried to Eva. They had no children. Joseph's son Frank, by Minnie, moved back to Kansas near his Father and eventually took over his restaurant.

NOTE: Little Cemetery is NOT located in what looks like a town. Google Maps does not show a city/town called Little. It seems like it's more of a community. I was using my GPS to locate it and luckily I was looking to the side and saw the cemetery while the GPS said it was still a few miles south of where I was. It's on US 377 just a few miles (2-4) south of where you exit I-40. It's several miles north of Seminole.

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  • Maintained by: Ricky Joe
  • Originally Created by: Debbie Lee Long
  • Added: 29 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21247954
  • Ricky Joe
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Riley “John” Hall, Jr (17 Aug 1883–28 Apr 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21247954, citing Little Cemetery, Little, Seminole County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Ricky Joe (contributor 47093167) .