Fonds - Hall family fonds

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Hall family fonds

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  • 1879-1965 (Creation)

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1 box (8cm)

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James Montgomery Hall was born in St. Peter Port in the Channel Island of Guernsey in 1851, the son of Stewart Hall and Margaret (née Johnson). Stewart was a tailor and James and his brother John followed his career. In 1881 James and John were residing at a hotel in Trenton, Hastings County, Ontario. In June of that year, James married Emma Johnson (1857-1937) of Trenton in Brighton, Ontario. By 1891 the couple were living in Deseronto, Ontario, with their two daughters, Evelyn 'Tottie' (b. 1882) and Flossie (b. 1887). James was continuing to work as a tailor. The Halls had a third child, Gordon, in 1894. They lived at 426 Thomas Street.

James died on August 4, 1919. His daughter Flossie became a school teacher and married Thomas Chalmers in Deseronto in 1926. The couple had one daughter, Frances.

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Flossie Hall was born in Deseronto, Ontario, in 1887, daughter of James Montgomery Hall, a tailor, and Emma Frances Hall (née Johnston). She became a school teacher and was working at School Section 10, Mariposa, Victoria County, Ontario in 1912. Between 1921 and 1926 she was Deseronto's librarian. She married Thomas Chalmers in Deseronto in 1926.

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The materials were received at the Deseronto Archives from Kathryn Sondheim, grand-daughter of Flossie Hall, in 2003.

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Transferred to the Community Archives in September 2016.

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Fonds comprises photographs, correspondence and printed materials relating to the activities of members of the Hall family of Deseronto, particularly Flossie Hall (later Flossie Chalmers).

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