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George W. & Belle Hall House (1912)

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177 Division Street South

In the 1930 Kingsville Municipal Election, George Washington Hall was elected mayor by a vote of 414 to 401. A railway man, George and his wife Belle moved to Kingsville in 1909 when George was transferred from Buffalo to the Kingsville Train Station. Shortly after arriving, George became station master and he held that position until his retirement in 1962. George and Belle had this home built in 1912 and lived there for 36 years until it was sold to Dr. Peter Grayson, a Windsor optometrist. In addition to working for the railway, George had a large building constructed on the south side of Main Street East in 1926. The block housed an auto garage, billiard hall and bowling alley.

Liquor estimated to be worth $1,800 was seized Friday at the home of G.W. Hall, in Kingsville by License Inspector Stone.

The Kingsville Reporter, February 1, 1923 p.5

Another Garage and Oil Station

George Hall Will Build Large Structure

The foundation is in for a large building just east of Dawson and Wigle’s Implement ware rooms. It is being built by Geo. Hall, station agent, and will be 100×132. The part which will be used as a garage, will be 50×132. A bowling alley and billiard hall 50×110 will be on the west side. Back of this will be a work shop 22×50. It will be one story in height. [Present address is 37-41 Main St. E.]

The town will have, when this building is finished, five garages and seven oil stations.

The Kingsville Reporter, December 10, 1925 p.1

Quite a number of the close friends of Mayor George Hall and Mrs. Hall surprised them at their home, Division street south, on Thursday evening, giving them a party in honor of the victory Mayor Hall had at the polls at the recent election. A very pleasant evening was spent and bridge was enjoyed.

The Kingsville Reporter, January 23, 1930 p.5

HUNTER CLIMBS TREE

George Hall, town, says that when a wounded buck looks you in the eye, only 20 feet from where you are standing, it is time to climb a tree. This is just what George did, and to prove it, ask Dr. McKenzie.

The Kingsville Reporter, November 26, 1936 p.1

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One Response to George W. & Belle Hall House (1912)

  1. Jann Sumner (Hall)

    George and Belle Hall were my grandparents (my dad’s parents). Until reading this, I had no idea that they were from the U.S. Belle was Pennsylvanian Dutch, that I did know but I always assumed that her family had arrived in Canada before she met and married my grandfather. I also know that they were “Loyalists”. According to George, we were related to Laura Secord but I would like to confirm that via genealogy.

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