ID# 907, (1846-1905)
Richard Hall was born on 14 February 1846 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He was the son of Richard Hall and Anna Boardley.1 He sailed from Liverpool, England, with his parents Richard Hall and Anna Boardley on 10 January 1850 on the ship Argo with a group of 402 Latter Day Saints led by Elder Jeter/Peter Clinton. They arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana on 11 March 1850. From there, they journeyed up the Mississippi River to St Louis, Missouri.2 The Hall family's journey west began on 24 June 1852 at Kanesville, Iowa (currently Council Bluffs); they travelled with the James McGaw company which consisted of 239 individuals and 54 wagons. The company arrived in Salt Lake on 20 September 1852.3 He married Anna Maria Singleton, daughter of Anna Maria Johnston, on 5 March 1866 in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah Territory.2,4 Richard served with the Utah Militia in 1866/67 during the Black Hawk Indian War. Richard and Annie lived in Manti, Utah until 1901. He was the Superintendant of Waterworks in Manti between 1893 and 1897 and advertised as a plumber in 1898.5 They immigrated in November 1901 to Magrath, Alberta, travelling by train to Stirling, Alberta, then by covered wagon to Magrath.6 He died of a heart attack while eating breakfast on 3 June 1905 in Magrath, Alberta, at age 59.2 He was buried in Magrath, Alberta.
Richard Hall, Jr
A story of Richard's life is here.
Last Edited=16 Jul 2014
Children of Richard Hall and Anna Maria Singleton
- [S30] Marie Litchfield Watson, "Richard Hall Sr". (Cardston, Alberta). Copy privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta.
- [S198] Marie Litchfield Watson, "Richard Hall Jr". (Cardston, Alberta). Copy privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta.
- [S1667] James McGaw Emigrating Company Journal, in Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company, General files 1849-1898; (Salt Lake City: LDS Church), reel 1, box 1, fd. 1, viewed at https://history.lds.org/overlandtravels/companyDetail July 2013.
- [S1655] Anna Maria Johnston Lowry, biography by Barbara Burbank Kenny, copy privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta.
- [S1723] Various, Manti Messenger, Manti, Utah, 1893-1898, http://udn.lib.utah.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/manti Viewed Dec 2013.
- [S827] Magrath's Old Resident Buried, Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, AB, 15 Dec 1936, 3.