Biography of Roy Hall
North Central Ohio Biographies

Roy Hall. As superintendent of the Ballylin Farm, on Millsborough Road, Mr. Hall is widely known throughout Richland County. He was born at Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nov. 14, 1890, the son of Seth and Catherine (O'Brien) Hall.

Seth Hall was born in Mansfield, as was his wife. He was a machinist and carpenter by trade and later became a stationary engineer. He and his family spent several years at Council Bluffs, where he was in charge of the boiler department of a large flour milling concern. Upon his return to Mansfield Mr. Hall purchased ten acres of land east of Mansfield, where he became successful as a truck gardener. Later he removed to Mansfield and followed the carpenter trade in this city until his retirement in 1926. Mr. Hall is a Democrat and a member of the Lutheran Church. There are seven children in the Hall family as follows: George and Albert, both live at Mansfield; Roy, the subject of this sketch; Ralph, twin brother of Roy, is deceased; Eunice, married R. Wilson, lives in New York; Florence, married Ted Roberts, lives in Mansfield; and Lester, lives in Mansfield.

Roy Hall attended the public schools of Council Bluffs and Mansfield. As a young man he spent 13 years in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company as a passenger car inspector. In 1916 he purchased a farm of 80 acres near Loudonville, Ohio, which he operated successfully until 1923. He has since been identified with Ballylin Farm, and since 1928 has been superintendent.

In 1914 Mr. Hall was united in marriage with Miss Pearl Berry, the daughter of Christ and Mary Berry, of Loudonville, both deceased. Mr. Berry was a well known farmer. To Mr. and Mrs. Hall have been born four children: Mary Catherine, Kenneth, William, and Rhea.

Mr. Hall has always been a Democrat. He and his family hold membership in the Lutheran Church.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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