Acton Memorial Library
Death of Civil War Veteran and Ex-Representative and Commander of Isaac Davis Post, G.A.R.
Delette H. Hall, age 77 tears, passed away last week, Nov 18 at the Deaconess hospital, Brookline, after an operation. Mr. Hall had been a very sick man for four weeks and had suffered a great deal of pain, his sudden death at last was received with regret and caused deep sorrow and mourning in this village, as he was a most honored, respected, and patriotic citizen.
Mr. Hall was born at Bolton and came to this place at an early age where he has since resided, being active in business and social circles for 64 years. With his father he carried on the present industry, which grew under his careful management and today is one of the noted woodenware plants in the East. Delette so familiar to all, of fine personality-always in jolly frame of mind, will be remembered for his smile and kind words. His life is an open book and his ideals are an honor to him. He was a member of the Baptist church since early life and superintendent of the Bible school for 21 years. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted and served four years, since then has been associated with the organization and also president of the 26th regiment and a loyal worker for Isaac Davis Post, 138 and its present commander.
Mr. Hall was married in 1867 and a few years ago with Mrs. Hall celebrated their golden wedding. To know him was to love him.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon. The church was filled and many had to stand during the service. Isaac Davis Post, Women’s Belief Corps, and 28 employees of the firm were in attendance in a body. Rev. George L. Mechelson officiated and paid pitting tribute to Mr. Hall. The Shubert quartette of Boston, rendered “Abide With Me,” “Nearer My God to Thee,” “In the Garden” and “Rock of Ages.” The floral designs were choice and many.
Besides his wife he leaves three sons, Eugene, Bertram, and Stanley Hall. Interment was at the family lot Mr. Hope cemetery.