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Hall, W. P.

W. P. HALL, grocer, on West Wayne and Smith streets, Corry, established September, 1882. Our subject was born in Warren County in 1843, and is a son of Erastus (deceased) and Mary (Wheeler) Hall, a resident of Corry, Penn. W. P. Hall was a member of Company A, Fourteenth Michigan Regiment, enlisting in 1861 and serving until the close of the war. He was shot in the ankle by a minie ball at Jonesboro, Ga. He was wounded about 4 o’clock in the afternoon, and remained until 10 on the battle-field, then was hauled in a wagon to Atlanta, where he remained about a week; thence to Chattanooga. Mr. Hall had to walk with the aid of crutches for nine months, and is still lame from this wound, and for which he receives a pension. His half-brother, Edwin Akin, and his brother Wheeler, were with our subject during the war, but all came through safely. Mr. Hall, July 4, 1866, married Jennie Love, born in Warren County, December 1, 1848. Two children were born to this union— Freddie, born April 27, 1875, and Pearl, a sweet, promising child, born March 15, 1879, died December 12, 1881. During the oil excitement in 1865, our subject spent seven years in Pit Hole and Edinboro, then farmed about ten years in Waterford, Erie Co., Penn. Mr. Hall owns the property in which he has his business; he is a self-made man, possessing good business qualifications. He is a member of the G.A.R.


 

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