Bloomington (IN) Evening World
May 23, 1939


Was Walking on Road South of Oolitic ­ Received Warning from Trooper

Struck by an automobile as he walked on state road 37, south of Oolitic, Eathel Hall, 23 years of age, was killed instantly about 9 o’clock Monday night. Hall, whose mother, Mrs. Lucy Ann Stewart, died in January, had been making his home with relatives and lived most of the time with his brothers, Cecil and Charles Hall, Thornton Avenue, this city.

Monday evening he had been visiting at the home of his half-brother George Hall at Oolitic and had started to walk to Bedford to the home of another half-brother, Isaac Hall. A state policeman, who passed him noticed that he was walking near the center of the road and stopped to warn him according to information received by the family here, but before the warning was given Hall was struck by a car driven by Hubert Birch of Linton, Hall was killed instantly.

The body was taken to the Sherwood and Ferguson funeral home in Bedford and was brought today to the Weir funeral home in this city.

Funeral services are to be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the Terrell cemetery and burial will be made there. The Rev. John Hayes will conduct the services.

Survivors are the two brothers Cecil and Charles Hall, Thornton avenue; one sister Nettie Hall of this city; three half-brothers George Hall of Oolitic, Isaac of Bedford and James Hall of Kurtz, and three half-sisters, Mrs. Minnie Honeycutt of Norman Station and Della and Verba Stewart of this city.

Typed and donated by Treva E. Peckham.