Biography of Erastus F. Hall
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Hall, Erastus F., Postdam, was born in Raymondville, St Lawrence county, December 25, 1854, son of Abel A., who was the fifth son of Erastus and Elizabeth (Jackson) Hall. Abel was born in Norfolk October 19, 1821, was educated in the common schools and his first business ventures were in the mercantile business. The later years of his life he was a farmer. He was always a Democrat and he held the office of justice of the peace for some years. He died October 11, 1885. The mother of of our subject, Eliza S. Winslow, was also a native of Norfolk, born September 4, 1822, and she had two children: Elizabeth J., married Edgar T. Phelps, died August 3, 1890, aged forty-three years; and our subject. His early life was spent in Norfolk. He was educated in the common schools, Clinton Grammar School and Canandaigua Academy, under Prof. Noah P. Clarke. After leaving school he was a commercial traveler five years and in 1884 bought, in parinership with C. C. Nightengale, a grocery and crockery store in Norwood. This firm existed until July, 1, 1889, when Mr. Hall bought out the interests of his partner and has since conducted the business, This is the leading grocery in this place and Mr. Hall has built up a trade here second to none in the town. He is a Democrat, is a member of What Cheer Lodge No. 689, F. & A. M., St. Lawrence Chapter No. 24, R. A. M., and St. Lawrence Commandery No. 28, K. P. He is a director and one of the founders of the Norwood Savings, Loan and Building Association. He married, October 15, 1884, Lilla A., daughter of Allan D. Calkins, a native of Clinton county, and they have one son, Allan Atwood Hall, now in his eighth year.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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