Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Hall, Asa
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 9 Jun 1898, p. 3, column 2


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His Eighty-ninth Birthday.
Our honored and earliest living settler celebrates his eighty-ninth birthday to-day. On the 9th June, 1810, Asa Hall, Esq., first saw the light of day at St. Andrews, Que., about 45 miles north of Montreal. Mr. Hall came to Acton 65 years ago this spring, and settled on the farm on Main Street, bordering the north-westerly limits of the present corporation boundaries, still in his possession. He had purchased his property two years before from the Canada Company. When he came here there were but two homes in the new settlement, one of which is still standing in the rear of the residence of D. Henderson, M.P., Bower Avenue, the other was on the site of the residence of Mr. Adam Cook, Main Street. They belonged to and were occupied by the Messrs. Adams, the founders of Acton. There was no clearing above the creek on Main Street, and the place had neither name nor post office. Notwithstanding his extreme age Mr. Hall is still in good health, strong and vigorous, attended with much pleasure the session of Conference at Guelph duirng the past week, and to all appearances his venerable and honored presence will be spared to the community for years to come. Mr. Hall's reminiscences of events in the early days of Acton's history, are always listened to with genuine interest by the rising generation. His personal interest in church and municipal matters have always given him a place as one of the most esteemed and respected residents. The FREE PRESS unites with Mr. Hall's many friends in congratulations upon his reaching his eighty-ninth birthday.


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Genealogical Resource
Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Date of Publication:
9 Jun 1898
Last Name(s):
Hall
Local identifier:
Halton.BMD.48712
Language of Item:
English
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Hall, Asa