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 Revilo Alton Hale

Revilo Alton Hale

Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 11 Nov 1932 (aged 67)
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 29759697 · View Source
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(Revilo is Oliver spelled backwards because there were too many Olivers in the family, according to his mother.)

Revilo was elected Secretary and Treasure of the Phil. society. Recorded in the Fort Dodge Messenger, October 12, 1885.

From the "Fort Dodge Messsenger", Fort Dodge, Iowa, November 12, 1885.
"Revilo A. Hale is going to celebrate his twenty-first birthday by giving his many friends in Kalo Otho and surrounding country a party, next Saturday evening. We are looking forward to a good time."

From the "Fort Dodge Messenger", Fort Dodge, Iowa, November 19, 1885.
"The party at Mr. Hale's, last Saturday evening, was well enjoyed by all present. Supper was served at an early hour, and all seemed (and rightly too) to think it was splendid, expecially a certain kind of pie, which was called 'girl winner.' The presents were as follows: From his mother, a silk handkerchief, a gold piece and a watch chain. She also gave him a watch on the same day, for not using tobacco in any form. The young people of Kalo-Otho presented him with a beautiful photograph allum and a pair of cuff buttons. He also received a birthday card from Fort Dodge."

Originally printed in a Southern California newspaper:

"Victim of Accident Dies of Injuries"
"Funeral services for Revilo A. Hale, City Water Department employee, of 2078 Lime Avenue, were held at the Simpson-Dilday Chapel Monday.
Marshall Louis Mertins officiated at the services, and interment was at Signal Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Hales' death came as the result of being run down by an automobile driven by Miss Esther A. Davis, 2611 Pasadena avenue, at Twentieth street and Atlantic avenue Thursday evening. He had suffered a fractured leg and internal injuries.
Mr. Hale had lived in Long Beach thirty years. He was born in Glastonbury, Conn., in a home that had been used as a tavern in Revolutionary War days. He was a direct descendant of Nathan Hale. In early youth he moved with his parents to Kallo, near Fort Dodge, Iowa, where he resided until his marriage to Maude C. Fisher in [Dec 23] 1901. After their marriage the couple moved to Long Beach.
Mr. Hale was a member of the Loyal Brethren Class of the First Christian church. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Maude C. Hale; one daughter, Mary L. Hale of this city; two sons, Oliver Hale, Oildale, California, Eugene Hale, Long Beach; and two sister, Mrs. Mattie Nibel of Santa Ana and Mrs. E. E. Smith of Fort Dodge, Iowa."

"Mr. Hale Dies"
"Revilo Alton Hale, son of Alwilda M. Bolton and Oliver Hale,Jr., was born
November 14, 1864. He was the eighth generation to be born in the same house in South Glastonbury, Conn.
At the age of three he came with his parents by railroad to Boone. As the railroad terminated at Boone, they came by team to Otho, where they settled and their son grew to manhood. He continued to make his home there until December 23, 1901 when he was married to Maude C. Fisher of this city. Shortly afterward they went to Long Beach, California, where they have continued to make their home.
On Thursday afternoon, November 11, Mr. Hale was gravely injured when he was struck by an automobile as he was mounting his bicycle to return home from a neighboring market. He was thrown thirty feet, suffering a crushed skull, a broken leg and internal injuries. He was rushed to the Seaside hospital but never regained consciousness, his death occuring the next morning.
In his early manhood Mr. Hale united with the Congregational church at Otho and at the time of his death was a member of that First Christian church of Long Beach. He had a quiet, retiring nature, with a great love for his home and family.
He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, Mrs. Maude C. Hale, a daughter, Mary L., and a son Eugene A., of Long Beach and another son Oliver of Oildale, Calif. Two sisters also survive. They are Mrs. Mattie F. Nibel of Santa Ana, Calif.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 14 at 3:00 o'clock from the Simpson Dilday Chapel."

"Pedestrian Hit by Car Succumbs"
Struck by an automobile while walking across Atlantic Avenue at Twentieth Street last evening, R.A. Hale, 67, of 2067 Linne Avenue, was dragged twenty feet and fatally injured. He suffered a fractured skull and broken leg which resulted in his death at Seaside Hospital this morning at 1:30 o'clock.
Miss Esther A. Davis, 2611 Pasadena Avenue, driver of the car which struck the pedestrian, told police that he was hidden from her view by a car which turned onto Twentieth Street just ahead of her.
Hale was returning to his home after making some purchases at a market on Atlantic Avenue when he was injured.

(Thanks to Ann Bowler for these articles)

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