Renselear R. Hall
First Lieutenant, United States Army Air Service (Signal Corps)
1227 Giel Avenue Avia, Ohio
Renselear Hall's life revolved around aeronautics.
He was born February 19, 1896 in Elyria, Ohio.
After attending the school of Military Aeronautics at Ohio University, he continued his instruction in flying at several other centers.
He became a part of the World War I American Expeditionary Forces on October 27, 1917, and accepted a commission to became a First Lieutenant. He died September 16, 1918, in the crash of an aeroplane. He was buried in Arlington Cemetery.
NOTE: e-mail of April 2011:
I'm writing about your memorial for Renselear R. Hall (http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/rrhall.htm). According to your biography, he was 11 years old when he died as a First Lieutenant in the Army … impressive kid! Actually, he was born February 19, 1896 rather than Auguat 4, 1907, as your biography states. A transcription of his birth information is below.
Renselear was the son of Charles W. and Effie Eliza (Peebles) Hall. His maternal grandparents were Dr. Ransellor Russell Peebles, after whom he was named, and Ellen (Jolley) Peebles. Ellen's nephew, Ranclar Jolley, was my great-grandfather. He was also named after Dr. Peebles. That name, never spelled the same way twice, was originally based on the Dutch surname, Van Rensselaer, so well-known in New York where Dr. Peebles was born.
Ohio Birth Index
Name: Rensalear [sic] R. Hall
Date of Birth: February 19, 1896
Birthplace: Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio
Father: C. W. Hall
Mother: E. E. Peables [sic] Book: 3
Thanks, Emily (Jolley) Emmerson, Cotati, California
- 1LT AIR SRVC, USA, 2ND AV, INSTR CTR, WW
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/16/1918
- BURIED AT: SECTION SH SO SITE LOT 4250
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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