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Porter Braswell Hall

  • Birth 8 Mar 1859
  • Death 14 Jul 1935
  • Burial Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 23201544

Dr. Porter Braswell Hall, 76, pioneer Marlow and Rush Springs physician, dropped dead at 11 o'clock Sunday morning when he was attempting to get his car out of a sandbar where it was stuck on Big Beaver creek, 16 miles west of Marlow. Apoplexy was the cause of death.

The pioneer physician and his wife had driven to the creek for an outing. The car had been driven off the main road along the creek bank, and was about 100 yards north of the State Highway No. 29 bridge. It became stuck in a sandbar.

Dr. Hall got out of the car and jacked up one of the rear wheels. He raised up and began to fall backward when Mrs. Hall caught him in her arms. He lived about three minutes.

Mrs. Hall called to a group of nearby picnickers and then telephoned Dr. J. R. Brewer of Marlow. Dr. Brewer and J. W. Steele, local undertaker, went to the scene and found Dr. Hall dead. Over-exertion probably was a contributing factor in bringing on the stroke, it was said.

Funeral services were held from the First Christian church in Marlow at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, and were conducted by Rev. L. W. Raly of Rush Springs, and Rev.
F. A. Brown, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church of Marlow.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lettie Hall, and the following children: William Addison Hall, El Reno; Mrs. Rhonda Belle Crittendon, Rush Springs; Benjamin Calvin Hall, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs Hattie Lee Cooley, San Antonio, Tx.. Two sons, Dr. Gordie Otto Hall and John Thomas Hall had preceded him in death. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mollie Wren of Weatherford, Tx., who was here for funeral services. Dr. Hall had eight brothers, all of whom had preceded him in death.

Dr Hall had been a member of the Christian church since he was 12 years of age and was a charter member of the First Christian church of Marlow. He came to Marlow 36 years ago and had practiced medicine here and at Rush Springs since that time. For the past several years he had made his home at Rush Springs.

Born March 18, 1859 in Texas to Peter and Susannah (Heaton) Hall, Dr. Hall was 76 years, 3 months and 26 days of age. He was active in the ministry for 10 years before taking up the study of medicine.

Opening hymn by the choir at the funeral services was "Abide With Me". Rev. Brown read the obituary and offered prayer. The choir sang "A City Four Square". Rev. Raly gave the scripture reading, and Miss Hettie May Green of Rush Springs sang "In the Land Where We'll Never Grow Old".

In the funeral oration, Rev. Raly paid high tribute to the useful life left by Dr. Hall. The closing hymn by the choir was "Nearer My God to Thee"

Pall bearers were Dr. H. M. Evans, Bert Lewis, J.L. Simon, Jack Haupe, Hardy Green and Chas. Woods, all of Rush Springs.

Internment was in the Marlow cemetery. Steele Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Family Members

Gravesite Details Husband of Lettie E. Hall





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  • Added: 1 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23201544
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Porter Braswell Hall (8 Mar 1859–14 Jul 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23201544, citing Marlow Cemetery, Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Dan & Barbara (contributor 47033260) .