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 Mary Virginia <I>Bell</I> Hall

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Mary Virginia Bell Hall

Birth
Death
1931 (aged 83–84)
Burial
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Plot
Memorial ID
5217303 View Source

from a FAG member:
Seattle Daily Times • April 21, 1931
RITES FOR CITY’S FOUND WILL BE HELD THURSDAY
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.

from a FAG member:
Seattle Daily Times • April 21, 1931
RITES FOR CITY’S FOUND WILL BE HELD THURSDAY
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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