Biography of Lewis A. Hall
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies

LEWIS A. HALL, proprietor of a general store and barber shop, at Neptune, was born November 9, 1869, in Mercer County, Ohio. He is a son of Curtis and Caroline (Bonifield) Hall.

Atwater Hall, grandfather of Lewis A. Hall, came to Center township and established the first blacksmith shop in this section of the country. Until his death he lived on a farm which he managed in addition to his blacksmith business.

Curtis Hall, who was to years old when his father settled in Center township, subsequently bought .out the other heirs, and he lived on the home farm the remainder of his life, his death occurring June 28, 1890, at the age of 64 years. He was a Democrat in politics and served as township trustee, assessor and constable. During the Civil War, he enlisted in the too day service, in Company K, 193rd Reg., Ohio Vol. Inf., and served from 1864 until the close of the war. He married Caroline Bonifield, who was born in what is now the town of Neptune, being a daughter of William Bonifield, the first settler here, who laid out the town and donated the Public Square on which the Township Hall now stands. Mrs. Hall still resides at Neptune. Curtis Hall and wife had 12 children, as follows: Thomas, who died in 1881, aged 23 years; Arabella and Clarabella (twins), the former of whom keeps house for her brother, Lewis A., and the latter of whom died aged about 15 years; Curtis, Jr., who lives at Ingram, Wisconsin; Lillie, who married Dr. J. S. Pierce, of Red Key, Indiana; Milton, who lives at Albany, Indiana; Lewis A.; Alice and Albert (twins), the former of whom married H. O. Mowery and resides two and a half miles east of Celina, and the latter of whom died in infancy; Edith, who married Robert Kinkley, of Mendon; Margaret, who lives at home, and Ada, who married Ivan Hamilton and lives at Celina.

Lewis A. Hall was reared on his father's farm in Center township. He has been in the general merchandise business since 190o, in 1897 establishing a barber shop which he has run continuously ever since, in connection with the store.

Mr. Hall was married (first) to Leona Miller, a daughter of Mrs. Ellen Miller, of Neptune. She died September 12, 1902, leaving three children; Guy C., Mary L. and Harry T. Mr. Hall was married (second) September 7, 1905, to Ada M. Weaver, a native of Celina, and a daughter of Charles and Matilda Weaver. Her death occurred in December of the same year. Politically, Mr. Hall is a stanch Democrat and has served as township clerk and in various minor offices.

History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
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