Hall Bros., druggists of Apple River, Jo Daviess Co., Ill. The members of this well known and respected firm are Robert L. and William Hall, both natives of Hull, England, where their father, Thomas Hall, died in 1853, and was buried in Sculcoates cemetery. The mother, Mrs. Ann Hall, came to the United States in July, 1857, with her son Robert L. and her five daughters, and has ever since been a resident of Apple River.
The senior member of the firm, Robert L. Hall, came to this country as stated, in 1857, and has since resided in Apple River, where, in 1870, in connection with his brother William, he started a drug-store, which they have ever since conducted. He is married to Miss Cynthia Miller, of Fostoria, Ohio, and they have two daughters, named Fannie and Lulu. William Hall, the other member of the firm, emigrated to the United States in October, 1860, and coming at once to Apple River, has ever since made that place his home, and with his brother has been engaged, in the drug business since 1870. He is unmarried.
The daughters of Thomas Hall are Annie B., Lavinia and Emmeline, living with their mother; Mary E. became the wife of Robert S. Raw, of Council Hill, Ill., and they have one daughter named Flora Irene. Sarah died in Sutro, Nev., and her remains were interred in the Monticello cemetery, Wis. The family is held in high respect and esteem in the community where it resides.
Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Jo Daviess Co., IL (1889)