HALL CALLED BY THE REAPER DEATH
DIED LAST THURSDAY EVENING AT
AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS ILLNESS
Thursday evening at 8 o’clock W.A. Hall, a respected citizen of Grangeville
and a pioneer of Idaho County passed into the silent realm of death and thus the
ranks of the old time residents, the pioneers, are thinner by one.
Not long ago, on the occasion of the Fourth of July celebration last
summer, on old pioneers’ day, Mr. Hall stood before the audience and told the
story of the olden days, the younger days of the county, of this state and the
nation. Another must now detail
these events of the past.
deceased followed a period of several weeks’ illness and Mr. Hall was confined
to his bed during that time. His
malady, which ended in death, was leakage of the heart and he endured great pain
during the time he was ill. From the
time he took to his bed there was no hope expressed for his recovery and he
gradually became weaker until the end came in death.
The funeral services were conducted from the old Methodist church where
Reverend Hall as a minister preached the gospel.
The funeral sermon was preached by Edward Robert Gornall and the funeral
was in charge of the local Odd Fellow lodge of which he was a member.
He was 68 years 9 months and 3 days old.
man was of wider or more extensive acquainted with a larger group of friends
than W.A. Hall. He preached here in
the early days, taught in the academy, and after he was admitted to the bar,
practiced law, being an honorable and respected practitioner.
His life has been one of activity and service without a moment of
has been an unbuilder and a constructionist.
That his life has been fruitful may be seen in the telling.
The following is a brief statement contributed by a friend:
A. Hall was of English parentage, born near London, England Feb. 15, 1847, being
the son of William and Lucy Hall. His
father was born in 1813 and in 1857 came to