Lostine, Union County, Oregon
Gene W. Hall, passed away at his home in Lostine, Oregon, Tuesday evening, November 30, 1926, at 6 o’clock, after a lingering illness of several months.
He was born in Bellevue, Ohio, December 19, 1872, and lacked but 18 days of being 54 years old.
In 1897, he was married to Belle Alexander, of Rockford, Ohio, to which union was born one child. This home life was early broken into by the death of his wife, and with his little daughter he came to Oregon, where his parents and sisters resided. Here he lived the remainder of his life: 21 years being spent in the public schools of Oregon. Five years previous he taught in Ohio schools.
In 1910 he married Sarie B. Womack, of Lostine, Oregon, who, with one daughter, survives him. A little daughter, Neola Fern, brightened the home for one short year.
Mr. Hall was a man of strong character, never seeking publicity, but ready to assist where he felt he was needed. His influence was deep and far reaching, as was proved through the last weeks of his illness, by many letters and flowers from former pupils teachers and friends.
His great fortitude was apparent from the time he learned of his incurable condition, and the maximum length of his life. He immediately began to make his arrangements so as to relieve his loved ones of as much anxiety as possible. The courage with which he met his suffering was most pathetic but he emphasized to the last that his strength came from above. His trust was in his Savior, and as the end drew near, he longed to be released from the little thread of life that was keeping him here.
At the age of nine years he confessed his Savior, and joined the Methodist church, later in life transferring to the Presbyterian church of which faith he remained a member to the last. he will be missed and only in the great Day will we understand why in the prime of life he must be stricken. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, ho9lding his membership in Veasey Lodge No. 82 of Enterprise.
He leaves behind a faithful wife, two daughters, Irine Pederson of Salem, Oregon, and Freda E. of Lostine; one granddaughter, Beaula, and four sisters, Eva Gardner of Richland; Car(?) Van Kirk of Forest Grove; Sadie Cummings of Berkley, Calif., and Julia (?) of Yamhill, Oregon and a large number of friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Shields, at the Presbyterian church, in Lostine, Thursday, at 2 p.m.
North Powder News
Saturday, December 11, 1926