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Hall, Amos P. 1841-1933


Posted By: Marilyn Holmes
Date: 7/21/2017 at 12:45:27

Find A Grave Memorial #27421697


Had Lived in County Since 1855 or '56 When
Parents Located at Moravia.

The death of Amos P. Hall occurred this morning, January 3, 1933, about 7:40 at the home, 110 S. Twelfth street, where he lived with his daughters, Mrs. R.O. Duree and Miss Oda Hall. He had been in fairly good health for one of his age, almost 92 years, until about three weeks ago when he was taken with influenza which later became complicated with erysipelas.

The death removes one of the older settlers of Appanoose county, one who has witnessed the marked changes that have come from pioneer surrounds down to the present day. He was the son of John and Charlotte (Potter) Hall of Jackson county, Ohio, born February 17, 1841. His father was farmer, carpenter and Methodist preacher,, one of the sturdy pioneer type who came to Iowa in the early days. They settled near Moravia in 1855 or 1856 when Amos was about fourteen or fifteen years old. The family consisted of five daughters and three sons, all now deceased. Then came the Civil war and he enlisted in the 3rd Iowa Cavalry August 23, 1861, when he was 20 years old. It became necessary on account of sickness for him to be mustered out Nov. 24, 1862.

He was married October 3, 1878 to Mary E. Hale and lived for a number of years in Iconium where he was engaged in business. Five children were born to them, Mrs. T.W. Dillon of Chico, Calif., Miss Oda Hall of Centerville, Mrs. R.O. Duree of Centerville, Mrs. Eugene Adams of Pierre, S. Dak., and Mrs. C.W. Howell of Centerville. Six grandchildren had come to these homes to cheer their grandfather, three in the Dillon home, one in the Adams, and two in the Howell, three boys and three girls. Mrs. Hall died in 1895, while they were living temporarily at Beloit, Kansas, where her parents resided. The following year he came to Centerville to give his daughters the advantages of the schools and this has since been his home.

Mr. Hall had a somewhat colorful and eventful career. As a young man after the war he drove ox teams across the prairie twice from Missouri to Colorado, following the rough trails and being constantly on the alert for Indian raids which they never experienced, though the Indians did commit depredations near their camps at times. The Indians came so near that at one time they gathered all their cattle inside a coral and prepared for battle, but luckily did not have to fight. He operated harness shop, store and mill at various times at Iconium, and was the owner of farm property.

During all these years he maintained his standing among his neighbors and accquaintances as a man of honor and integrity, a believer in industry, and an exponent of good citizenship. He was a student of public affairs as opportunity permitted, and had a wide range of knowledge which led him to form opinions which he held to as honest convictions. While his eyes did not permit him to read as much as he would have liked he did in his younger days read the Bible through various times, and he gathered a fund of knowledge from many sources. His political beliefs ran with t \he democratic party and it was specially gratifying to him to have lived to see the great democratic victory of last November. He had a philosophy of life which led him to do the best he could to meet conditions, then not to worry as to the outcome.

His later years were cheered by the presence about him of his children and grandchildren, he never getting too old to have a sympathetic interest in the youngest of them. His interest in family and home was such that he never affiliated with outside organizations, though he was pleased to see progress made by all worthy enterprises.

Short funeral services will be held at the home, 110 S. Twelfth street, Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock, conducted by Dr. Mott R. Sawyers, pastor of the Presbyterian church. The family requests that flowers be not sent. The body will then be taken to Beloit, Kansas for burial beside his wife. The children, who were all present at the time of his death, plan to be present there for the final services and burial rites at ten o'clock Friday morning.


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