Mary Virginia <I>Bell</I> Hall


Mary Virginia Bell Hall

Death 1931 (aged 83–84)
Burial Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 5217303 View Source
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from a FAG member:
Seattle Daily Times • April 21, 1931
Services to Be Conducted at Hollywood for Mrs. Mary Virginia Hall of Original Seattle Settler’s Group
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Virginia Hall, 84 years old, the last woman survivor of the original party whose members founded Seattle, who died yesterday at her home in Hollywood, Cal., will be held there Thursday, according to word received by Lyman T. Banks, her son-in-law.

She was born in Illinois on August 26, 1847, and cross the plains by ox team with her parents during the year 1851. The trip from Portland, Ore., to Alki Point was made in November of the same year on the schooner Exact, there bing twelve adults and twelve children in the party. With her death there is only one member, R. H. Denny, left of that little band of pioneers.

In that party were A. A. Denny, John N. Low, W. N. Bell and C. D. Boren and their families and Charles C. Terry, tighter with David T Denny and Lee Terry, who had come to Alki earlier in the year and Mr. Low and remained while he returned to Portland for his family. D. T. Denny had been engaged in building a log house for Mr. Low.

The Low dwelling furnished shelter for all the party until a log structure could be build for A. A. Denny and other buildings for other of the settlers could follow.

Several streets in Seattle bear names of the member of her family. Virginia Street was named after he and Olive and Stewart Streets for her sister, whose married name was Stewart. Old Belltown and Bell street were named after William Nathaniel Bell, her father, who was one of the original pioneers.

In spite of her advanced age, Mrs. Hall had been quite active up until a few days ago, when she suffered a stroke of paralysis.

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  • Created by: Carolyn Farnum
  • Added: 19 Feb 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5217303
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Virginia Bell Hall (1847–1931), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5217303, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Farnum (contributor 10411580) .