PHILLIPS COUNTY

 

 

 

CLARENCE HALL

 

 

State Herald, Holyoke, Colorado, May 15, 1891

 

Died - Tuesday morning, May 5th, Clarence Hall, aged 3 years and four months, son of George Hall. Little Clarence was out in the garden with his mother, Monday evening and, while playing about, was bitten by a rattle snake.

 

 His parents did everything they could to counteract the effects of the poison, but all to no purpose. The poison had circulated through his system so rapidly that within a few minutes from the time he was bitten he became very sick. It seems to have been one of those cases where nothing can save the life of the person bitten except the immediate cutting out of the poisoned flesh of the wound.

 

The death of little Clarence is a sad affliction to his parents and they have the sympathy of their many friends.

 

 

 

 

 

GEORGE O. HALL

 

 

 

Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, October 24, 1968

 

George "Ollie" Hall, 86, longtime resident of Phillips County, passed away Tuesday, October 15, at Veterans Hospital in Denver, where he had been a patient for two weeks.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 17, from the United Methodist church in Holyoke, with Rev. Gerald Dingman, minister of the church, officiating.

 

George Oliver Hall, son of George A. and Maranda C. Hall was born December 18, 1881, in Edgar County, Illinois, and passed away at the Veterans Hospital in Denver, October 15. Ollie, as his friends knew him, was a Spanish-American War veteran, having enlisted July 11, 1899 and was given an honorable discharge August 23, 1900, because of having contracted malaria fever, which left him in poor health for several years.

 

 In 1908 he homesteaded in the Pleasant Valley community. In 1910 he was united in marriage to Ethel Brown. To this union four children were born, three sons and one daughter. Clarence, Burlington, Iowa,  Lawrence, Greeley; Gaylen, New Roads, Louisiana; and June (Mrs John) Blakesley, Phoenix, Arizona. After retiring from farm work he moved to Holyoke where he lived the rest of his life.

 

Ollie was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church, which is now the United Methodist church, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was interested in many activities and especially enjoyed watching baseball games. He was generous and always willing to lend a helping hand, even if it meant leaving his own work.

 

He is survived by his four children, seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mae Wallin, Mrs. Ed Klein, Mrs. Anna Mead, all of Imperial, Nebraska and Mrs. Goldie North, Holyoke; and a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.   Interment was made in the Pleasant Valley cemetery east of Holyoke.  Lewis Funeral Home of, Holyoke are in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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