Fonds ID1989 - Thomas H. Hall

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Thomas H. Hall

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CA MNBM ID1989

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  • 1862-1874 (Creation)
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    Hall, Thomas Harris

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7 pp. of textual records

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([1936 or 1843]-1901)

Biographical history

Thomas Harris Hall (1836 or 1843-1901), bookseller and stationer, was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, son of William H. Hall and Ann Robilee or Robelie (1809 or 1810-1891). Thomas married Emma Catherine Elizabeth Estabrooks (1843-1921) in 1863 and they had 12 children: Charles William (1864-1945); Catherine Rapelyea or Robblee (Marrsters) (b. 1866); Frank Walker (1867-1943); Thomas Shaw (b. 1868); Edward (b. 1870); Jennie Estabrooks (Jane) (b. 1871); Walter (b. 1872); Nellie (b. 1874); Kendall (1875-1943); Edith Emma (b. 1877); Ralph (b.1879); and Hazel Ring (Skinner) (b. 1880). All the children were born in Saint John. Thomas Hall's brother, Moses, and his wife, Fanny, had at least one child, Henry Addison, who died in infancy in 1867.

William Hall had established the Colonial Bookstore in Saint John in 1854. Thomas carried on the business until his death in 1901. His 5 sons learned the business by working in the store. His son Charles graduated from the University of New Brunswick and became a salesman for his father, travelling throughout the province by bicycle. In 1899, he joined his uncle Moses at the bookstore in Fredericton. In 1909 another son, Walter, opened a bookstore in Sydney, N.S.

Source: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com (New Brunswick Families) and New Brunswick Museum Vertical File, Hall Family (microfilm)

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This fonds consists of documents and certificates relating to Thomas Hall. They include records of his membership in the Saint John Mechanics Institute, 1862-1866; his freeman's certificate, 1863; a letter giving him right of passage as a British subject through the United States in 1865; and a deed for a cemetery plot, issued in Thomas Hall's name in 1867 with a register of internments on the reverse. There is an original title of ownership to a pew in Brussels Street Baptist Church, purchased in 1848 by Zebedee Ring and transferred Thomas H. Hall.

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Acquired from Mrs. Roland H.L. Skinner, 1950

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  • English

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