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    Jennison Hall, Western traveling agent for the B. & 0. R. R., Piqua. Mr. Hall is a native of Vermont, born in Windsor in 1820 ; his parents removed to Champaign Co. in 1833, where Jennison (or "Chief," as he is known in Piqua) grew to manhood, and married Miss Rosanna Willard, also a native of Vermont; her decease occurred in 1857 ; Mr. Hall began life for himself as a merchant at Woodstock; when the building of the C., P. & 1. R. R. was in contemplation, he took an active part in securing it, and became the agent at this place, built a grain house there, and operated in grain, when the railroad from Columbus was completed to Piqua in 1855, he came to Piqua, having been appointed agent here, and also had the supervision of the construction west, an d general supervision of the road from Urbana west he was also agent of the D. & M.; Piqua then being, the termination of both roads after the completion of the D. & M. to Toledo in 1859, Mr. H. became the General Agent, with headquarters at Dayton from 1863 to 1865, he was in the South, then returned to Piqua, and, in 1868, became the Western traveling agent of the B. & 0. R. R. Co., a position he has since filled, as all others, with credit to himself and great acceptance to his employers ; he has always dealt more or less in grain., and is known over the West as a popular railroad man and extensive shipper. In 1879, the Republicans of his district, composed of Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties, nominated him for State Senator; notwithstanding he d id little or nothing in the canvass, in consequence of there being a known Democratic majority of 1,500 to 2,000, and his opponent was the popular Mr. Moore, of Greenville, he came within 400 votes of being-elected, his majority in Miami County being 1, 560, the largest given a Republican since the election of Gov. Brough. Mr. Hall's residence is situated on Water street, is neat and commodious. He was married to Miss Julia A. Brandon, in 1858, who is the daughter of Armstrong Brandon, the first Postmaster of Piqua.

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