Anna Maria Singleton
ID# 908, (1847-1936)
Anna Maria Singleton was known as Annie. When pressed, she gave her maiden name as Singleton. However, a birth registration that might be hers names William Francis Williams as her father. She was called "Little Grannie" by her grandchildren.
Anna Maria (Singleton) Hall
She was born on 8 July 1847 in 4 Camden Row North, Kentish Town, Middlesex, England.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Anna Maria Johnston.4,2 She and Anna Maria Johnston emigrated in October 1849 from England and journeyed to the Salt Lake Valley according to Anna Maria's biography. The passenger list of the Anna Dorothea, which landed in New Orleans on 19 May 1851, appears to show them. This is a later date, however they might have been held up in Liverpool.5,2
After 1853, she was known as Annie Lowry because her mother had married John Lowry. In the mid-1850s, Annie attended the school where her mother taught in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah Territory. Annie's mother and step-father adopted an Indian girl who they named Julie and raised as a sister to Annie. In 1865 Annie's step-father John Lowry was involved in an altercation with a Ute chief that led to the start of the
Black Hawk Indian War (1865-1872).2
She married Richard Hall, son of Richard Hall and Anna Boardley, on 5 March 1866 in Manti, Utah Territory.6,2 Annie and Richard lived in Manti, Utah until 1901. They immigrated in November 1901 to Magrath, Alberta, travelling by train to Stirling, Alberta, then by covered wagon to Magrath.1 Annie was left a widow when Richard Hall died on 3 June 1905.6
During WWI, the women in Magrath formed a committee to make quilts for injured soldiers recuperating in Calgary and to sell to raise money for the local Red Cross. Annie was appointed to look after the waste bits and manage the quilt making.7 Her grandson, Henry Price, was serving with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. On 1 June 1928, Annie sent a card to her granddaughter June Hall on the occasion of her sixteenth birthday. On 12 July 1928, the Lethbridge Herald carrried a report about Annie's 81st birthday celebration.
Annie celebrated her birthday with a large party of relatives on 7 July 1933 in Magrath, Alberta. She died on 9 December 1936 in Magrath, Alberta, at age 89.1,8 She was buried on 11 December 1936 in Magrath Cemetery, Magrath, Alberta.1
Last Edited=19 Jul 2014
Children of Anna Maria Singleton and Richard Hall
- [S827] Magrath's Old Resident Buried, Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, AB, 15 Dec 1936, 3.
- [S1655] Anna Maria Johnston Lowry, biography by Barbara Burbank Kenny, copy privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta.
- [S1746] Anna Maria Williams, Birth Registration 225 (4 Aug 1947), General Register Office, Somerset House, London, England, (This may or may not be Anna Maria's birth registration. The date and mother's name are correct.).
- [S1746] Anna Maria Williams, Birth Registration 225 (4 Aug 1947), General Register Office, Somerset House, London, England.
- [S1757] “Passenger List Transcript - Anna Dorothea,” passenger list, Find My Past (http://search.findmypast.com/record accessed 21 June 2014).
- [S198] Marie Litchfield Watson, "Richard Hall Jr". (Cardston, Alberta). Copy privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta.
- [S1749] Red Cross Workers Meet, The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, 5 Mar 1918, 4.
- [S1671] Annie Maria Hall, Reports of Deaths of American Citizens Abroad, 1835-1974 342.113 (25 Mar 1937), Ancestry, http://www.ancestry.ca