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Hall, William Keel

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Hall, William Keel
March 13, 2007 06:54PM
Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Volume I and Volume II, Lewis
Publishing Company, 1904, pp. 168-169. Fulton Co.


William Keel Hall, one of the successful business men of Fulton,
Fulton county, Kentucky, was born in Columbus, Kentucky, April 28, 1857.
He is a son of William Keel Hall, who was born in Trenton, Tennessee. For
thirteen years he was postmaster at Columbus, Kentucky, or until his death,
which took place in 1877, when he was fifty-seven years of age. He had
removed from Tennessee to Columbus, Kentucky, about 1862. In politics he
was a Republican, and served as state senator from Tennessee, and also held
minor offices in his county. He received his postoffice appointment under
President Grant. The maiden name of his wife was Martha A. Winn, and she
was born four miles from Columbus, Kentucky, and is now residing at Hickman
with her daughter. The education of the father was obtained in the Trenton
public schools, while his wife was educated in Louisville, Kentucky. The
paternal grandfather was Jonathan Hall, and he came from middle Tennessee.
In politics he was a Whig, and was a successful farmer. The maternal
grandfather was Thomas Winn, a native of Virginia, coming of English and
French ancestors. His death occurred at Columbus, Kentucky, about 1860.
William K. Hall was reared in Columbus, Kentucky, and received his
education in that town until he was eighteen years of age, at which time he
went into the railroad mail service, in which he remained ten years. He
settled in Fulton in 1880, and embarked in a grocery business, but in 1882
went to Florida for his health, there remaining until 1886, when he
returned to Fulton and became a bookeeper for Wade Brothers Lumber Company.
He continued in this connection until he purchased the lumber business of
Jacob Wise & Company, in 1893, and continued it under the name of the
Fulton Lumber & Manufacturing Company, which is the present name. In
politics he is a Republican and is much interested in local affairs. His
religious connections are with the Christian church. Fraternally he
belongs to the Knights of Honor and the Woodmen of the World.
On September 15, 1880, he married Anna McCall, of Fulton, a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. A.W. McCall, of Fulton. Mr. Hall is superintendent of the
Sunday-school of the Christian church, and is one of the most prominent
members of that denomination. He and his wife are worthy, good people, and
are highly esteemed by all who know them.

Hall Winn McCall
Hickman-KY Gibson-TN VA Jefferson-KY

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