James M. Hall is well known as the cashier of the Farmers State Bank of Ithaca, in which capacity he has served
since 1902. His birth occurred in Jasper county, Indiana, on the 24th of September, 1864, his parents being Edward
and Eliza Hall, who were natives of Maryland and Pennsylvania respectively. In the fall of 1869 they came to Nebraska
with their family, which numbered eleven members, driving overland from Indiana in three wagons. Edward Hall purchased
school land in Douglas county and there carried on agricultural pursuits continuously and successfully until called
to his final rest on the 28th of December. 1883. His wife passed away on the 21st of October, 1891.
James M. Hall, who was a little lad of about five years when brought to this state by his parents, obtained his
early education in the Iron Bluff school and subsequently attended a commercial college at Omaha, being graduated
therefrom in 1890. He spent eighteen months as an employe in the elevator of H. A. Nolte at Elkhorn and then returned
to the home farm, remaining thereon until his mother's demise. He was married on the first day of the following
year and continued farming until 1902, when he purchased an interest in the Farmers State Bank of Ithaca, of which
he has since acted as cashier. Mr. Hall is widely recognized as a popular, obliging and capable official of the
institution and his efforts have been an important factor in its continued growth and success.
On the 1st of January, 1895, Mr. Hall was united in marriage to Miss Anna Willhoft, of South Omaha, her parents
being Fred and Julia Willhoft. They have a son, Glenn, who works on a farm. Mr. Hall has spent nearly all of his
life in this part of the state and his acquaintance is so extensive that his record cannot fail to prove of interest
to the majority of our readers.
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Saunders County, NE
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