THOMAS S. HALL. Thomas S. Hall died March 25th, 1898, at Los Angeles, California, where he had resided since 1873. He was the youngest son of Erastus Hall and Eliza- beth Jackson Hall, the first settlers in that part of the town of Norfolk, known as Raymondville. Mr. Hall was born Aug. 20, 1826, and was educated in the common schools of the town, St. Law- rence Academy, Potsdam, Burlington, Vt., and Yale College. Upon leaving school he read law with Bishop Perkins at Ogdensburg. He then went to Cali- fornia in 1852, returning just before the civil war. In October, 1861, he enlisted in Co. E, 92d Regiment, New York State Infantry Volunteers. In January, 1862, he was commissioned captain of the company and later made major of the regiment, serving in that office through the Peninsula campaign under Gen. McClelland, where he saw much active service in the many engagements that were had between Newport News and Harrison's Landing, in the memorable summer of 1862. Mr. Hall's regiment was then transferred to Southern Vir- ginia and North Carolina service, where in August, 1863, Major Hall was com- missioned colonel for the regiment, hold- ing that office until the close of the war, receiving an honorable discharge. As a soldier and officer Mr. Hall gained an enviable reputation for the thoughtful care of his men, and his vigor, coolness and bravery in action. At the memor- able battle of Fair Oaks, Col. Hall's regiment was called upon to perform such active work that 47 per cent. of the regioment were reported killed or wounded. Upon his return from the war he engaged in business in Ray- mondville. Disposing of his property there he removed to San Fransisco, California, in 1873. He was appointed internal revenue inspector and settled at Los Angeles. At Los Angeles he en- gaged in fruit raising, having a fine ranch about eight miles out from the city, where he spent much of his time. Upon his return from California, be- fore the war, Mr. Hall marries Miss Kate Dearborn, of Waddington. Four children were born to them, three sons and one daughter, one son dying at Raymondville and the daughter at Los Angeles. The two remaining sons now live upon the ranch which has been un- der their care for some years. Mrs. Hall died at Los Angeles, February, 1884. Mr. Hall was the youngest of a family of six brothers : Charles, who died at Raymondville at the age of 21, in 1828 ; Giles J., who resides at Nor- wood ; Hezekiah B., who died at Nor- wood, Nov. 16, 1895 ; Anson S. Hall, now living at Raymondville, and Abel A. Hall, who died at Norwood, Oct. 10, 1885.