NameZora Tilden Hall
Birth8 Oct 1879, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death3 Jan 1954, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BurialLee Cemetery, Morehead, Rowan Co., Ky
Marriage25 May 1920, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1904, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death9 Dec 1941, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth23 Nov 1921, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for Zora Tilden Hall
His WWI draft registration card, issued in 1917/1918 (the images on Ancestry do not show the side of the card that has the date it was filed), says Zora Tilden Hall, age 38, residence Rodham, Ky, born 8 Oct 1879, occupation clay miner, employer Ky Fire Brick Co, nearest relative Elva Hall, wife.
His obituary in the Rowan County News of Jan 7, 1954 reported “Zora Tilden Hall, 75, of Hayes Crossing, died Sunday afternoon [Jan. 3, 1954] at the Chesapeake & Ohio Hospital in Huntington, following a brief illness from heart ailments. Mr. Hall was a retired C&O employee. During his later years of service with the railroad he operated the street signal crossing near Winchester. Son of the late Daniel Boone and Lydia Cornette Hall, he was born in Rowan County Oct. 8, 1879 and made his home in and near Morehead all his life. Funeral services were conducted yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon at the East End Church of God, of which he was a member, by Reverends Jake Plank and Ott Furish. Interment was in Lee Cemetery.
In January 1900 he married Elva Grace [other sources have Crace or Crose] and from this marriage two sons, Harold and Carl, both of Lexington, survive. Following the death of his first wife he married Bertha Puckett and they became the parents of 8 children of whom the following 5 survive: Holley C. and Daniel B. of Portsmouth, Walter and Curtis, RFD 2, Morehead, and Mrs. Chloe Marcum, Ft. Gay, W. Va. His second wife also preceded him in death and in 1945 Mr. Hall married Abbie Gail Carter, who survives. He also leaves two brothers, Allie and Frank of Fromburg, Montana, two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Sparks, RFD 2, Morehead, and Myrtle Hall, RFD 2, Morehead, 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.”
Judging by the official records, though (birth, marriage, census and death), Elva was the mother of most of the children attributed above to Bertha.
Notes for Bertha Puckett
Her death certificate records Bertha Hall, age 39, birthdate not known, died 9 Dec 1941 in Eadston, Rowan Co., Ky, married, wife of Zora Hall age 63, father High Puckett, mother’s maiden name Cora Fraley, both born in Ky, cause of death bronchopneumonia, informant Walter Hall, Morehead, Ky.
Notes for Zora Tilden & Bertha (Family)
Rowan Co. marriage book 12, p. 108, records the marriage on 25 May 1920 of Z. T. Hall, 40, widowed, occupation railroading, born in and resident of Rowan Co., son of D. B. & Elizabeth Hall, to Bertha Puckett, 16, dau of Hy Puckett & Cora Puckett Fraley, at Morehead by Arthur Hogge, judge of the Rowan County Court, witnesses Tom Hogge & Miss Z. T. Hall.
1930 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Haldeman precinct, enumerated 22 April, lists as family #136:
Hall, Zora, 50, age at first marriage 20, tunnel work on R.R.; Bertha, wife, 27, age at first marriage 17; Curtis L, son, 18; Burnice, son, 16; Harrold, son, 9; Carrol, son, 7. All born Ky Ky Ky.