NameChester "Chess" M. Hall, 1C3R
Birth10 Jul 1886, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death28 Mar 1924, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BurialClearfield Cemetery, Rowan Co., Ky
Marriage24 Jan 1910, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseRosa Elizabeth ("Betty") Hyatt
BirthAug 1885, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth27 Mar 1913, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death8 Nov 1981, Marion Co., Ohio
Birth7 Jul 1915, Fleming Co., Kentucky
Notes for Chester "Chess" M. Hall
According to his great-granddaughter Debbie Allen, Chester was a security guard for the railroad in Morehead, and was shot to death in an accident.
His WWI draft registration card, issued 12 Sep 1918, says Chester Hall, age 33, residence Crix, Ky, born 10 July 1885, occupation lumberman, employer Column Ames Lumber Co., Stark, Boone Co., W. Va., nearest relative Betty Hall, wife.
His death certificate records Chester Hall, age 36, born 17 Sep 1888 in Ky, died 28 Mar 1924 in Greenup Co., Ky, widowed, father John Hall, mother’s maiden name Susan Roberts, both born in Ky, cause of death accidentally killed by pistol shot, informant Raymond Curtis, burial in Morehead, Ky.
Raymond Curtis was the husband of his wife’s sister Minnie.
His gravestone has the dates July 10, 1886 - March 22, 1925. It is curious that the dates differ so much from the death certificate.
Notes for Rosa Elizabeth ("Betty") Hyatt
Betty married first Isaac Hall and then his brother Chess Hall. Both of them were her first cousins, since their mothers were sisters.
I have not found a death record for her. Several family trees online say that she died 26 June 1949 in Lexington, but that was actually the death record for her sister-in-law Bettie Hall who married Robert Lee Foster.
Notes for Chester "Chess" M. & Rosa Elizabeth ("Betty") (Family)
Rowan Co. marriage book 7, p. 91, records the marriage on 24 Jan 1910 of Chess Hall, 23, s/o John & Martha Hall, both b. Va., to Elizabeth Hall, 24, d/o L. E. (b. Bath Co.) & Josie Hyatt, by W. M. Ball, witnesses U. E. Pierce. It is recorded as a second marriage for both spouses.
In the 1910 census Chester and Betty were recorded with Chess’s parents, both as age 23 married 0 years, second marriage for both, no children.
1920 census of Boone Co., West Virginia, Washington district, enumerated 22 Jan, lists on p. 22A as family #404/409:
Hall, Chester, 34, b. Ky Va Va, laborer at lumber mill; Bettie, wife, 35, b. Ky Ky Ky; Delia, dau, 13; Theodore, son, 6; Hazel, dau, 4 6/12. All born Ky Ky Ky.