Biography of A. C. Hall
Oswego County, NY Biographies





A. C. Hall. - As proprietor of the A. C. Hall Bakery, 62-66 East Fourth Street, Mr. Hall has been recognized as one of the dependable merchants of Oswego for the past 35 years. He was born in England, Sept. 4, 1875, the son of Richard and Rose (Sturges) Hall.

Richard Hall, who died in England in 1877, was interested in the commercial bakery business. His wife, also a native of England, came to the United States in 1913. She died in Oswego in 1926 at the age of 80 years. To Mr. and Mrs. Hall were born four children: 1. Mary, married Thomas Newton, lives at Oswego. 2. Richard, lives in England. 3. A. C., the subject of this sketch. 4. John, lives in England.

At the age of 16 years A. C. Hall came to the United States and settled at Richfield Springs, N. Y. He spent five years on a farm and in 1895 removed to Oswego, where he became interested in the bakery business. His first plant was located on Seventh Street and in 1906 was removed to larger quarters on East Fourth Street. The factory was enlarged in 1916 and several additions have since been made. The company employs approximately 28 people, operates seven motor trucks, and carries on an extensive wholesale trade within a radius of 100 miles of Oswego. Ten thousand loaves of bread are baked daily, as well as thousands of cakes and cookies. The company slogan "It's Good because it's Pure," aptly describes its baked goods.

In October, 1895, Mr. Hall was united in marriage with Miss Abbie May Burnham, of Oswego, the daughter of Philo and Lydia (Miner) Burnham. Both were natives of Oswego and are now deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Hall were born two sons: 1. Nelson B., a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history. 2. Roland, born in 1900, died April 8, 1928. He was a graduate of Oswego High School and Syracuse University, and at the time of his death was associated with his father's business.

Mr. Hall is a Republican, and an active member of the Congregational Church, of which he has served as treasurer for 15 years. He is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, and belongs to the Fortnightly Club, and Rotary Club. He is president of the Board of Directors of Oswego Hospital, director of the Home for the Homeless, and director of the Oswego Orphan Asylum.

Mr. Hall is vice president of the Oswego City Savings Bank, and director of the Universal Pressing Machine Company.

The family residence is located at West Fifth and Seneca Streets, and Mr. Hall also owns a summer home at Pleasant Point, N. Y.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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