James Truett Hall

James Truett Hall[1]

Male Abt 1867 - 1925  (~ 58 years)

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  • Name James Truett Hall 
    Born Abt 1867  Quincy, Adams, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Sep 1925  Vinton, El Paso, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 3 Sep 1925  Evergreen Cem, El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7  Hall Family
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2001 

    Family Lilly Minerva Coghill,   b. Abt 1869, St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1935, El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1899  St. Louis, St. Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Edgar James Hall, Sr,   b. 6 Nov 1889, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1955, San Diego,San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Adopted]
     2. James Everett Hall,   b. 31 Aug 1901, Quincy, Adams, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1902, Vinton, El Paso, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • From Evergreen Cemeteries and Mansoleum, 4301 Alameda Ave, El Paso, Texas 79905.
      In regards to your letter concerning your great grandfather and his son, our records show the following information: James T. Hall born in Ill., died of cancer of the lung at the age of 58, on Sept 3, 1925, lastest residence, Venton, Texas. He is buried in our cemetary in section P, Lot 87, grave #5. Funeral arrangements were made by Mrs. Hall.

      It is said that James Truett Hall adopted Edgar James Hawkins. The adoption took place when Edgar James was an adult for business reason.
      Death Certificate lists cause of death if Lung Cancer.
      James Truett Hall was buried in Evergreen Cememtry, El Paso, El Paso, Texas.

      On 18 January 1899 Lillie M. Hawkins is married to James T. Hall of Nacosari, Mexico in St. Louis by Rev. Daniel M. Fisk, D.D., pastor of Compton Hill Congregational Church. A son James Everett Hall was born on August 30, 1901 in Quincy, Illinois. Soon afterwards Lillie and James T. came out west. On February 28, 1902 their son, Everett, died of mengitis. Their residence was Nacasario, Mexico but Everett was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, Texas.

      James T. started working in the mines. He eventually became a general manager for a big copper company. He lived in Mexico for a time. They also lived in Tyron, New Mexico. James T was given a tip by one of the "big shots" of the Phelps Dodge Corporation who may have been Jimmy Douglas. Jimmy Douglas told him to buy mining stock. James T. had $5,000.00 and with the persuasion of Lillie and Edgar he invested the entire money in the stock. Lillie was very persuasive and got her way most of the time. This stock went way up and when James T. cashed it in, he got $100,000 for it so the story goes.

      James T. always liked El Paso, Texas and bought three 320-acre farms in the Rio Grande Valley between Las Cruz, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. One of the farms was in Vinton, Texas. He also bought another place across the highway from the new home and started a dairy. After he retired, while he was building his home in Vinton, Texas he climbed to the roof to give the Mexican helpers instructions and accidentally fell off. He eventually died 1 September 1925 from lung cancer, which the family feels started from the fall. His death certificate stated he was a rancher, born in Quincy, Illinois. The names of his parents are Mose Hall and Mary Truett. Cause of death was from lung cancer but the only test given was an x-ray. Edgar Hall, his adopted son living in Ajo, Arizona, gave information on the certificate. He was buried in El Paso, Texas.

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics, (Death Certificate).
      The death certificate of James T. hall give father as Mose Hall, birthplace, Ill and name of mother Mary Truett, birthplace Ill.
      James Truett Hall buried in cemetary section P, Lot 17 grave #5. Evergreen cemeteries and Mansoleum, 4301 Alameda Avenue, el Paso, Texas 79905.

    2. [S102] 1870 U.S. Census, Moses Hall household, (1st Ward City of Quincy, Adams, Illinois), dwelling 302, family 531.

    3. [S8] Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death of James T. Hall, (City of Venton, El Paso, Texas), Reg Dis No. 32532, Registered No. 325, Form D., Reg 32532, 1925.
      Father is Mose Hall born in Ill. Mother is Mary Truett born in Ill.
      Death Certificate was signed by Edgar Hall living in Ajo, Arzona.

    4. [S21] by R. W. Higgins, City of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, Original marriage license and certificate for John Hawkins & Miss Lillie M. Coghill, 12 Feb 1889, (License and certificate in possession of Janice Hartman, 7695 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura, CA., 93004), #30629.