W. H. Hall, known familiarly as "Bid," is meeting with success as the proprietor of a livery barn
in North English. He was born in Keokuk county, Iowa, on the 29th of April, 1865, a son of Abel and Louise (Sears)
Hall, natives respectively of Ohio and Indiana. In the early '50s they came to Iowa and were married in this county.
They took up their abode on a farm in this county and the father devoted his energies to its cultivation until
his demise, which occurred in 1904 His widow is still living, at the age of eighty five years, and seven of their
nine children survive.
W. H. Hall remained at home until he was of age and then began farming, in which he continued for three years.
At the end of that time he decided that he preferred to devote his energies to business and came to North English,
where he was the proprietor of a livery barn for a number of years. Upon selling out he returned to his farm in
this county but after living there for nine months again came to North English and in 1900 established his present
livery business. He is well equipped to meet the demands of the public and as his prices are reasonable he has
gained a large share of the patronage of the people of this locality and also of transients. He still retains the
ownership of his farm of one hundred and thirty six acres and is recognized as one of the substantial residents
of North English.
Mr. Hall has been twice married, his second union occurring in 1896, when Miss Laura J. Summers, a native of this
county, became his wife. Her father, John Summers, has passed away but her mother, Mrs. Margaret Summers, is still
living. Mr. Hall has three children by his first marriage: Roland E.; Carrie L., the wife of Arthur Swope, of Wyoming;
and Harry L., who is with his father.
Mr. Hall is a republican and is at present serving as constable. His fraternal allegiance is given to the Knights
of Pythias, of which he is a loyal member. His entire life has been passed in this section of the state and those
who have known him the most intimately are his best friends, which indicates the high principles which have governed
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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