Biography of Edwin M. Hall
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Hall, Edwin M., was born in the town of Venice, Cayuga county, N. Y., April 9, 1845, the only son of Pliny Hall, who for a great many years was a merchant of Auburn, Lansingville and Peruville. He is still living, now a resident of Ithaca, in his eighty second year. The early life of Edwin M. was spent in Cayuga and Tompkins counties. He was educated in the common schools and Ithaca Academy, coming here in 1861. After leaving school he went into the mercantile business, the first year as clerk with James Quigg, and after that six years as clerk with J. S. Granger & Co., dry goods dealers. In 1871 he formed a copartnership with John O. Marsh, and the firm of Marsh & Hall conducted a dry goods store until 1889. They were located at the corner of Tioga and State streets. Mr. Marsh died in 1884 and the son was a partner until 1889, when the him was dissolved, and Mr. Hall established a carpet and general house furnishing goods store, which be has since conducted. He is a Republican. He has taken an active interest in school work, andin 1891 was made collector and treasurer for the city and school, holding the office two years. He is a member of the Masonic fraiernity, Hobasco Lodge No. 716, Eagle Chapter 58, St. Augustine Commander 38. Mr. Hall married in 1867 Miss Bothwell, of Ithaca, whoa died in 1871, leaving one son, now in his father's store. He married in 1874 Miss Rappleye of Farmer, Seneca county, and they have one daughter.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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