CLARA BELLE “BELLE” (HALL) ADAMS

B. July 1879 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL
D. December 11, 1945 in Rochester, Olmsted County, MN
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  • Father: Charles Foster Hall born January 10, 1841 in Syracuse, Odnondaga County, NY; Civil War veteran with the 37th Illinois Infantry; Charles died February 11, 1926 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL; buried in Grayslake Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL
  • Mother: Mary C. (Fonger) Hall born December 27, 1850, born in Fredericksburg, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario, Canada; Mary died June 12, 1926 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL; buried in Grayslake Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL
  • Husband: Edward Elmer Adams born May 23, 1885 in Carbon, Adams County, IA son of Dempster Adams (1837-1925) and Anna (White) Adams (1842-1904); Edward died 1956 (See section pertaining to Edward Elmer Adams buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Siblings:
    • William H. Hall born August 1875 in Illinois; residing on Route 20 in 1940, single, as a paper hanger for a building industry; According to the September 24, 1949 Chicago Tribune:

“Retired Farmer Missing; Ask Police to Aid Here – The Lake county, Ill, sherif’s office last night asked Chicago police to aid in finding William Hall, 72, a retired farmer and a trustee of Hainesville, who disappeared Wednesday morning.”

According to the Illinois Statewide Death Index: William H. Hall, age 74, died in Lake County, on September 21, 1949.

    • Sarah Ella (Hall) Sullivan born May 1877 in Illinois; married George Albert Sullivan (1875-?) about 1912, as his second wife; George was born March 5, 1874 in Bourbon, IN son of John Sullivan and Sarah (Martin) Sullivan; lived in Hainesville, Lake County, IL as a railroad laborer with Mrs. Sarah Ella Sullivan as his wife.

Additional Information:

According to the 1880 U.S. Census for Antioch, Lake County, IL the household members were: Charles Hall, age 36, married, occupation: farmer, born in New York, parents born in New York; Mary Hall, age 29, wife, married, born in Canada, parents born in Canada; William Hall, age 4, son, single, born in Illinois; Ella Hall, age 3, daughter, single, born in Illinois; Clara Hall, age 11/12, daughter, single, born in Illinois

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for Grays Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Charles Hall, head, born January 1841, age 59, married 30 years, born in New York, parents born in New York, occupation: farmer; Mary C. Hall, wife, born December 1850, age 49, married 30 years, 5 children born, 3 children living, born in Canada, parents born in Canada, immigrated in 1882; William H. Hall, son, born August 1875, age 24, single, born in Illinois, occupation: day laborer; Sarah E. Hall, daughter, born May 1877, age 20, single, born in Illinois; Clara B. Hall, daughter, born July 1879, age 20, single, born in Illinois

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Grays Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were Clare Belle Hall, head, age 30, single, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Canada, occupation: operator – telephone; Ivah Smoak, boarder, age 30, widowed, 2 children born, 2 children living born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Ohio, occupation: operator – telephone.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Grays Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Park St., the household members were: Edward Adams, head, 33, married, born in Iowa, parents born in U.S., occupation: laborer – wire mills; Belle Adams, wife, age 40, married, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Canada, occupation: chief operator – telephone company.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Grayslake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Slusser St., the household members were: Edward E. Adams, head, age 43, married at age 24, born in Iowa, parents born in New York, occupation: machinist – R. R. roundhouse; Belle C. Adams, wife, age 50, married at age 31, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Canada.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Grayslake, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Slusser St., the household members were: Edw. E. Adams, head, age 54, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Iowa, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: machinist helper – R. Road roundhouse; Belle Adams, wife, age 60, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935.