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Biography of L. S. Hall, M. D.

One of the first physicians to locate at the Town of Augusta in Butler County was Dr. L. S. Hall. That was nearly forty years ago. For a number of years Doctor Hall lived outside of Kansas, but the greater part of his professional career had been identified with a town that had since developed into a thriving city, the center of one of the greatest oil districts in Southern Kansas. Doctor Hall had done a great deal of good through his profession, and had lived a well rounded and complete life. His is an excellent ancestry. Doctor Hall was born at Spencer, New York, April 17, 1855. In the paternal line he is of Scotch-Irish descent, the Halls having come to New York state in Colonial times. His grandfather, Lewis Hall, was born on Long Island near New York City. He afterwards acquired a farm on the shores of Lake Cayuga, six miles from Ithaca, New York, and lived there until his death in 1861. His death was the result of an accident when his horse ran away. He had had a military training and served in the New York State Militia. His church was the Presbyterian. Lewis Hall married Miss Elizabeth Corey, a native of New York State. Doctor Hall’s father was H. S. Hall, who was born in Orange County, New York, in 1810. He spent his early life in Orange County and when a young man went out to Rockford, Illinois, where he established the pioneer general store. At that time Northern Illinois was just being settled up and law and order, peace and security...

Bidwell, Mary A. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Died-At North Powder, Oregon, Tuesday, August 30, 1921, Mary A. Bidwell, age 82 years and 5 months. The funeral took place from the M. E. Church, Union, Oregon, Thursday, September 1, at 2 p.m. Mary Ann Gilbert was born March 31, 1839, at Spencer, New York. When but a small child she moved with her parents to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where she lived till she reached womanhood. On September 5, 1859, she was united in marriage to Charles C. Bidwell who passed away November 25, 1915. To this union were born five children, four of whom survive her. They are Chester, of Island City; Frank A., Homer C., and Mrs. Emma Clark, of North Powder, Oregon. The family moved to Missouri and after several years residence there they came to Union, Oregon, where she lived continuously until in June, when, with her daughter, moved to North Powder to be near the sons living there. In early life she united with the Methodist church, of which she was a faithful member until her death. She was a member of Preston W. R. C. No. 22. She was a kind and devoted mother, a good friend and neighbor and to know her was to live her. She had been ill for over six years and was a great sufferer, and death came as a relief. Many friends extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved family. Services a the church were conducted by Rev. Hughes. Services at the cemetery by Preston Women’s Corps, interment by the side of her husband who died several years ago. Contributed by:...

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