Henry Clay Hall Jr.


Henry Clay Hall Jr.

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 9 Nov 1936 (aged 76)
Ashfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Plot Block 00016 000059 - 0000NW
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died aged 76y 10m 6ds; bronchial pneumonia; lawyer; resident of Colorado Springs, Col., died in Ashfield, Mass., buried Colorado Springs, Col.

son of Henry Clay Hall Sr and
Amanda Harwood (Ferry) Hall

m. 1) Mary Bacon Bartow abt 1887
also spelled BARSTOW in some records, however, family members have confirmed the correct spelling as BARTOW

m. 2) Alice Munsell Sweetser 14 March 1905
at New York City
Alice was b. 23 Nov. 1863 New York City
dau of John Howard Sweetser (1835-1904)
& Lucy Cornelia (Peck) Sweetser (1832-1907)
[Sweetser, Philip S. "Seth Sweetser and his descendants" Philadelphia: Integrity Press, 1938, pg 118]

children with 1st wife Mary:
Barstow H b. c. Aug 1888 in France
Ethel b. c. Feb 1890 in France
Frances b. c. Aug 1892 in France
Elizabeth B b. c.May 1899 in Colorado

child with 2nd wife Alice:
Janet b. c.1908 in Coloardo m. 2 June 1934 in Washington, D.C. Oliver B. Lerch

Ashfield, Nov. 10 - Henry Clay Hall, former chairman of the interstate commerce commission, died yesterday at his home here; 76 years old, native of New York city; survived by wife Mrs Alice Sweetser Hall, five children Barstow [sic-Bartow] H Hall and Mrs Seth Talcott of New York city, Mrs Sidney Paige and Mrs Oliver Perch [sic-Lerch] of Washington, and Mrs Harry H Gilman of Concord, a brother George Goodwin Hall of Ashfield; graduated Amherst College and Columbia law school; admitted to the bar in New York in 1883; abt 1885 went to Paris where he practiced until 1892, serving four years with the United States legation; his health led him to move to Colorado Springs where he was general counsel for many large corporations; in 1911-12 was president of the Colorado State Bar association; was Mayor of Colorado Springs from 1905-1907; he was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914 to serve on the interstate commerce commission, was recommended for the appointment by virtually all of the entire Colorado delegation in Congress; was commission chairman in 1917-1918 and in 1924, served until 1928; after retirement from the commission he practiced law in Washington; member of Cosmos and Metropolitan clubs in Washington, Delta Kappa Ebsilon fraternity and Phi Betta Kappa honorary scholastic society; received honorary degree of doctor of laws from Amherst College in 1914; was married twice, his first wife Miss Mary Bacon Barstow [sic-Bartow] whom he married in 1887, died in 1901, he married Miss Sweetser in 1905.
[published Wednesday, November 11, 1936, Springfield Republican (Springfield, MA), pg 5]

[Buried: 11/13/1936, Source: City of Colo Spgs cemetery data 3/14/09]

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