Biography of Frederick M. Hall
Kings County, CA Biographies





FREDERICK M. HALL.
If it is proper to judge of the status of a man's life by the estimation in which he is held by his fellow citizens, then Frederick M. Hall must possess the elements essential to a well rounded life, for to a marked degree he enjoys the good will and esteem of his fellowmen. He is engineer of the pumping station of the Hanford fire department, and is a Yankee by nativity, born in Bath, Maine, on the 26th day of October, 1856.

Frederick M. Hall attended the schools of his native city during his early youth, but at the age of sixteen years he laid aside his textbooks and went to sea as a sailor before the mast. For ten years he was on full rigged ships and when he finally relinquished his sea career he was second mate. Among the more famous ships on which he sailed were the Three Brothers, the Solitar and the Alameda, in which he visited all the leading seaports of the world, making a number of trips around Cape Horn to San Francisco. He first sailed through the Golden Gate in 1877 and his last trip there was on the Thomas B. Reed in 1880. On May 1st of that year Mr. Hall came to the San Joaquin valley and during the following fifteen years was employed with threshing machines and as a farm hand on the Howell ranch. During that period his operations covered a wide range of country, he having threshed grain from San Luis Obispo, on the coast, to the Sierra Nevada mountains, on the east. For a while he was employed in sawmills at Pine Ridge, Fresno county, and then, coming to Hanford, he was engineer in mines for five years. About fifteen years ago he helped to install the machinery in the pumping plant of the Hanford fire department, on South Irwin street, and was appointed engineer. Subsequently he resigned that position and became night engineer at the Hanford Cannery, where he remained for five years and then saw service with the California Packing Company plant. In 1917 he made a trip to his native city in Maine, and upon his return again became engineer at the pumping plant. He is the owner of some valuable real estate in Hanford.

Mr. Hall was married to Miss Augustine Dolan, who was born and reared in Tulare, member of a prominent old pioneer family of this section of the state. Her death occurred on January 24, 1894. They were the parents of two children: George E. and Marvel George E. Hall, who was born and reared in Kings county, saw active service in the United States army during the World war and is now branch manager of the United Motor Service Company, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and of the Masons. He is married and is the father of two children, Robert and Richard. Marvel Hall became the wife of Dr. Sidney Abbens of San Francisco.

From:
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
and
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1926


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