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Decatur County Journal
Thursday, March 20, 1913
'Aged Denver Woman Was One of Few Real Daughters of the War of 1812.'
Mrs. MARY C. HALL died of old age this morning at 6 o'clock at her home in
Denver. Mrs. HALL, before her marriage was Miss MARY CATHERINE WALTHALL.
She was born in Botetourt County, Virginia, June 26, 1826, her parents being
Mr. and Mrs. SAMUEL WHITE WALTHALL. When she was three years of age the
family moved to Locks Grove, Va., where she lived until she was nine years
old, moving then to Danville, Kendrick County, Indiana, where she lived
eighteen years. There she was married to WILLIAM J. HALL. They moved to
Lucas County, Iowa, in 1850, living there forty-two years, where most of her
children were born, died and were buried. She came to Denver in 1892, where
she has since resided.
Mrs. HALL is survived by two sisters, Mrs. FANNIE D. HARDIN and Mrs. BERTHA
W. EVANS, of Denver, one brother, D.B. WALTHALL, of Fort Collins, a daughter
Miss MARGARET HALL, two sons, J.P. HALL, general agent of the Santa Fe,
Denver, and JAMES H. HALL, of Lucas County, Iowa, and a large number of
nieces and nephews and grandchildren.
She was one of the few real daughters of the war of 1812, there being but
two or three others in Colorado. She was a cousin of the late General ED C.
WALTHALL, formerly United States Senator from Mississippi, and a cousin of
THOMAS R. MARSHALL, recently elected Vice-President of the United States.
She was a member of the Baptist Church. Yesterday, March 10, was the
seventieth anniversary of her marriage.
The remains will be taken back to her old home, Chariton, Iowa, for
interment in the family burying grounds, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. J.P.
HALL and Miss MARGARET HALL. Funeral services will be held at the residence
of J.P. HALL, 123 East Second Avenue, at an hour to be announced later. --
Mr. and Mrs. J.P. HALL, of Denver, Colorado, who accompanied the remains of
Mr. HALL's mother to Chariton are now in Leon visiting their old home and
many friends in this city. Mr. HALL is the general passenger and ticket
agent of the Santa Fe Railroad at Denver, and having been away from his
office for several days, returns home this Thursday via. Kansas City, Mo.
Mrs. HALL will remain a few days and visit here before going home. The
HALLs are always welcome in the homes of the Leon people.
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
January 19, 2010
Decatur County Journal
Thursday, May 16, 1912
Two lads, one of them the step-son of Mrs. GEORGE ISRAEL, who will be
remembered by Leon people, as Miss HARRIETT METIER, were drowned at Chariton
last week. The Chariton Herald tells of the said affair as follows:
A terrible tragedy took place in Chariton last Monday evening, coming like a
bolt out of a clear sky to bereave two families and shock the whole
community. STUART ISRAEL, nine-year-old son of GEORGE ISRAEL, and WILLARD
LARIMER, eleven-year-old son of Mr. And Mrs. FRANK LARIMER, were drowned in
the little pond in the Bartholomew pasture just south of the Burlington
tracks in Spring Lake addition, only four blocks from the square. The boys
had left their home about 7:30 o'clock in the evening to go flower hunting,
but they had a toy boat along that they wanted to try in the pond. Orlan
Wells saw them playing beside the pond as he came up town after supper, but
no one was in sight when they met their death, so it is not known how it
happened. There was an old box raft there that they might have climbed into
and fallen out of. The water was but five feet deep where their bodies
were found, and they were lying not more than ten feet from the edge of the
pond, and but two of three feet from each other.
The first alarm was felt when they did not return home at the usual time.
They had intended going to the morning picture show, but when it was found
they were not there, the parents thought they had gone hunting flowers. Not
until nearly nine o'clock was genuine alarm felt, and then neighbors and
friends helped in the search for them. On inquiry it was learned that they
had gone to the pond, so the searchers went there, and soon found WILLARD's
hat. Help was then sent for and the fire bell was rung with the result that
a large number of men gathered at the pond and the search was systematically
made in the water. It was ten o'clock before Ted Rose found the bodies,
only a few feet apart. All the doctors in town who were not out on calls
were on the scene and for several hours the most strenuous efforts were made
to resuscitate the boys. It was thought at first that there was some hope,
but it was a false hope. The bodies had probably been in the water for
nearly two hours.
The tragedy is one of the most terrible that has ever happened in Chariton.
Both families are prominent and are widely known. Mr. ISRAEL is manager of
the Chariton Dry Goods Co. Store and part owner of the Bell Store, and Mr.
LARIMER is employed with Hollinger & Larimer, and is a brother of Mayor H.G.
LARIMER. STUART ISRAEL was the only son of Mr. ISRAEL, there being a little
daughter, CONSTANCE, seven years old. STUART was named after his
grandfather, Hon. T.M. STUART, who with his wife fairly idolized the boy and
his little sister. WILLARD LARIMER was the only child in the family, and
both boys were light and lively little fellows, popular among their little
associates and with their teachers.
Both lads first saw the light of day in Chariton and have always resided
here. WILLARD KELVIN LARIMER was born on February 6, 1902, and was 10 years
and 3 months old, and GEORGE STUART ISRAEL was born on July 27, 1903, and
his age was 8 years, 9 months and 9 days. They were neighbors and had
always been little chums.
Both funerals were held yesterday afternoon at the family homes at 2:30 p.m.
Rev. G.I. Findley, of the United Presbyterian Church conducted the funeral
of Master WILLARD, while Rev. Geo. R. Chambers of St. Andrew's Episcopal
Church conducted the funeral of little STUART. During the funeral hours the
business houses in Chariton were closed and the pupils at the east school
building were dismissed. At the close of the services the corteges wended
their way together to the Chariton Cemetery, where the little forms were
tenderly laid to rest. The deep sympathy of the entire community goes out
to the surviving relatives in their bitter grief.
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
January 12, 2010