Alfred Hall, aged 72 years, 6 months and 28 days, died at 10 o'clock _.m. on last Sunday, July 19, 1925, at a hospital in Dodge City, to which place he went a few weeks ago for ___cal treatment. He had been in failing health for several months, having been a sufferer from complications of heart and bladder trouble. After he went to Dodge City he underwent an operation, but only temporary relief was a afforded. He suffered much, especially toward the end, but remained conscious most of the time up to within a few hours before he died.
The body was brought to Coldwater on Sunday, and burial was made in Crown Hill cemetery on _____sday afternoon, following funeral services which were conducted at the Presbyterian church by Rev. H. W. Cummings of the Methodist Episcopal church. The Protestant Episcopal ritual was used, the deceased having been a member of that church for many years. Mrs. Geo. Stewart and Mrs. Lewis Griffith sang a solo very effectively with ___ A. A. White, accompanist, at the pipe organ. The Masonic lodge, of which Mr. Hall had been a member for 36 years, had charge of the burial services. A large number of neighbors and friends of the deceased were present at the funeral. The pall bearers and honorary pall bearers were selected from among the members of the Masonic lodge and the old settlers of the county.
Mr. Hall was a native of England, having been born near Barford, that country, on December 21, 1853. He received his education at Temple __yley, Oxford, Eng. He was engaged in business in that country for a few years while yet a young man. In the year 1876 he came from England __ Halifax, in Canada. A few years later he came west, locating first near Caldwell, Kans. He moved from there to Kiowa, and later about the year 1885 located in Comanche-co., becoming at once a prominent and successful stockman. He started with a rather small beginning, but soon had acquired a good sized ranch. He had the staying qualities which characterized the early settlers of the county, and from the first showed good judgment in his ranch activities. He thus built up a fine ranch and had it well stocked with good cattle. Mr. Hall lived on his ranch south__t of town, until about 9 years ago. When he purchased residence property in this city and moved to town and continued to make his home, although he spent considerable of his time on the ranch.
Few men were better known in Comanche-co. than was Mr. Hall. In all his business relations he was honest and his word was considered as good as his bond by all who knew him. In his passing away, Comanche-co. loses another of its pioneer settlers and good citizens. He never sought political honors in any way, preferring to give his time and attention to his farm and ranch interests. He was a 32d degree Mason and a Shriner.
Mr. Hall is survived by his wife, one son, Lovedren, one daughter, Mary Lou, a step-daughter, Mrs. Grace Patten of Hutchinson, Kans., and by a brother and a sister, both of whom still live in England. Three nephews and a niece also survive. The niece, Miss Ella Hall, lives in Toronto, canada. One nephew lives in __ city, another in Vancouver, B. C. and a third, Hurst Hall, lives in this county. The sympathy of all goes out to the bereaved relatives.
Obituary: Hall Infant Son, The Western Star, June 2, 1905.
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