EVERETT CLINTON HALL, wholesale grocer at Brockton, is one of that thriving city’s enterprising and progressive young business men, one who by his own efforts has risen to a position of affluence through his energy and ability to take the initiative combined with natural-born business acumen. Mr. Hall is a descendant of several of the earliest settled families of this Commonwealth, numbering among his ancestors several of the country’s most noted Pilgrims, among these being John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. The Hall family ancestry following is given in chronological order.
William F. Crabtree was born October 1846, in Lafayette County, Arkansas, and moved to Eufaula in 1873. He was sent to school at Rondo, Arkansas, just before the war, but soon joined the Confederate service, attaching himself to the courier battalion whose headquarters were at Washington, Arkansas. After the war, in May 1866, he married Miss Hattie Carter, daughter to Dr. T. A. Carter, of Ozark, Arkansas, by whom he has four children, Bettie, Hattie, Fount and Anna. The former young lady, aged fourteen years, is by nature an artist, having given convincing proofs of this fact through several oil
In 1907, the last year under territorial government, arrangements were made for a patriotic celebration, in the form of a Chautauqua at the Academy. The following account of it is from the columns of the Garvin Graphic: The Fourth of July meeting by the Freedmen at Oak Hill Academy, near Valliant, was a real patriotic Chautauqua, the first meeting of the kind ever held in this part of the Territory, and well worthy of more than a mere passing note. The preparations for the occasion, which included a comfortable seat for everyone, were fully completed before hand. The speakers’ stand
Andrew Crabtree, 80, a resident of the Maupin District for more than 43 years, died at his home there this morning. Mr. Crabtree was born in Jackson County, Mo., October 12, 1851, and crossed the plains by ox team with his parents, Job and Sarah [Constable] Crabtree at the age of two years. The pioneer party came by way of the Green River Trail crossing the Meacham Pass to Oregon. They forded the Deschutes just above where the present bridge is built, going through the Dufur and Tygh Valley districts to the Barlow pass, which they crossed into the Willamette
1st Class Private, 56th Pioneer Inf., Co. M. Born in Durham County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Crabtree. Entered the service Aug. 3, 1918, at Durham, N.C. Was sent to Camp Wadsworth, S. C. Transferred to Camp Merritt and sailed to France Sept. 4, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne offensive; with Army of Occupation in Germany six months. Returned to USA June 22, 1919, and was mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 6, 1919.
Master Engineer, Junior Grade, 7th Eng. Train, 7th U. S. Engineers. Born in Orange County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Crabtree. Husband of Mrs. Marie Crabtree. Entered the service at Hillsboro, N.C., June 7, 1917. Was sent to Ft. Leavenworth, Kans. From there was sent to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France April 1, 1918. Fought at Vosges, St. Mihiel, Argonne. Returned to USA Aug. 5, 1919. Served with army of occupation at Luxemburg, Germany. Mustered out at Hoboken, N. J., Aug. 6, 1919.
Funeral services for Thomas J. Crabtree, 71, pioneer Willamette Valley resident who died suddenly Saturday [July 17, 1948] at the home of his stepson, Merle Anderson, Salem Route 89, will be held from the W. T. Rigdon Chapel today at 1:30 p.m. Concluding services will be in the family plot in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Crabtree. Prior to death, Crabtree had been employed by the Southern Pacific Railroad for 27 years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Pearl Crabtree of Salem; a son, Millard Crabtree of Coos Bay; three brothers, Job Crabtree of Salem, Knute Crabtree of Halsey, Ore., and