Decatur County Journal Thursday, September 20, l9l7
MARTHA ANN HALL was born near Bucyres, Ohio, October 7, l838.She was the oldest daughter of LENHART and ELIZABETH (CLARK) WALTON.When about fourteen years of age she came to Leon with her parents.On December l4, l854 she was united in marriage to BENJAMIN HALL.Three children were born and survive her with the one sister, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
She, with her husband, came to Clarke County and settled on the present home in l86l where she has always lived.MR. HALL died July 22, l900. She united with the Christian Church at Van Wert when Josephus Porter was Minister.Later her membership was transferred to Weldon.While unable to get out to church for nearly a year, she still felt an interest in the welfare of the church.She died Tuesday morning, September l2, l9l7.After failing health of six months, she took to her bed for eight weeks.A nurse was in attendance and all that loving hands could do was done.But she passed on a little after two o'clock, September l2, l9l7. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for the many kindnesses shown during the illness and death of our mother, MRS. MARTHA HALL.