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    William P. Hall, dentist, Piqua; was born in Montgomery Co., Ohio, in 1822; his paternal ancestors were of Scotch and English descent, and among the early colonial settlers of the Carolinas; his Grandfather Hall was a soldier of the Revolution, and emigrated to Ohio in 1806, and permanently located in the northern part of Montgomery Co. in the following year; his father, James Hall, married Henrietta Siddons, also a native of North Carolina; he was a Captain in militia days, and served a short term during the war of 1812, and afterward became a leader of the Whig party in his county. William P. grew to manhood on the farm in Montgomery Co., receiving such educational advantages as the local schools afforded; when of age, he determined to make dentistry his profession, and took a course of instructions under the tutorship of Dr. John Jones, then a leading dentist of Dayton, Ohio , Dr. Hall located in Piqua in 1847, where he has continued to practice his profession since, and through his skill and man y manly qualities, has acquired a well-deserved and somewhat extended reputation he is a member of the Mississippi Valley Dental Association, and one of Piqua's most respected citizens. He married, in 1849, Miss Ann M., daughter of Jonas Ward; they have four children-James Ward, Willis, Mary E. and Clifford; James Ward was instructed in dentistry by his father, and afterward practiced in Mt. Vernon, Ill., a short time, then removed to St. Louis, where, in connection with his practice, he took a course and graduated from the Missouri Dental College , in 1876, at the solicitation of a friend, he removed to Shanghai, China, where he is now enjoying a lucrative dental practice; Willis expects soon to graduate from the St. Louis Medical College and engage in medical practice; Mary E., a graduate, and Clifford, a student of the Piqua High School, are members of the family household. Mr. and Mrs. Hall have been members of the Green Street M. E. Church for more than a quarter of a century, and are generally esteemed for their many qualities of mind and heart.

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