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William Thompson Halladay

William Thompson Halladay

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  • Name William Thompson Halladay 
    Born 7 Dec 1828  Seneca Castle,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 6 Oct 1839 
    • Bedford Twnshp,Calhoun Co.,MI
    Census 21 Jul 1870  [1
    • Battle Creek,Calhoun Co.,MI
    Died 26 May 1902  Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: creeping paralysis 
    Buried Jun 1902  Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • From the History of Calhoun County, pages 1284-5. Biography of Will E. Halladay (son of W. Thompson and Rebecca Ann)(sic written about 1912)

      ... The father (W. Thompson), who was a native of New York state, came to Michigan with his parents, James and Mary Ann (Fiero) Halladay, and James Halladay owned and operated a brick yard in Bedford township for years. His son W. Thompson, there grew to years of maturity, and eventually married Ann Sweeney, and for a time thereafter he was employed in the brick yard by his father.  Subsequently he became the proprietor of the Battle Creek House, and he later owned and conducted a hotel near the former site of the Michigan Central depot.  In later years, he took possession of the Crane House, afterwards known as the Commercial House, which became dull at that time, and he lost heavily, and was eventually compelled to withdraw from the business. He took a position in the store of J.E. Halladay, his brother, and later was employed by another brother, A.S. Halladay.  He then began in business for himself again and conducted a grocery store on Main street, a business in which he continued until failing health compelled him to retire from active commercial life.  Mr. Halladay was a prominent and popular man in Battle Creek, and he was a musician of more than ordinary ability.  For many years he was a member of the Halladay Orchestra, in that period a noted organization in southern Michigan.  Mr. Halladay played both the violin and the double bass violin.  He died on May 26, 1902, and his wife preceded him, passing away on June 13, 1899.  Both are buried in Oak Hill cemetery.  They were the parents of eleven children....

      From Willard Library, Battle Creek, Michigan

      Born NY state.  To Battle Creek with parents October 6, 1839.  Son of James and Mary Fiero Halladay.  Wed in Bedford to Rebecca Ann Sweeney. Worked in brickyard with father.  Prop. of Battle Creek House. Had a hotel near MC depot.  Then the Crane House, later the Commercial House, which he ran until after the Civil War.

      Clerked for brother J.F. Halladay.  Later worked for another brother A.S. Halladay, Grocery in W. Main.  Then retired.  Musician and ran Halladay Orchestra, playing bass violin and violin.  Died May 26, 1902, at 73. 463 W. Main.

      Obituary - May 26, 1902

      Death of an Esteemed Citizen, W.T. Halladay

      W. T. Halladay, more familiarly known to his friends as Thomas, one of the pioneers of Battle Creek, died at 2:43 o'clock this morning of creeping paralysis.  He had been ill for some time.  Death came at his home 463 West Main Street.  The funeral services will be held from the residence at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  The services will be conducted by Rev. Wm. S. Potter.  The interment will be made at Oak Hill cemetery.

      Mr. Halladay was born in 1828 at Seneca, Ontario County, New York state, and was 73 years five months and nineteen days of age at the time of his death.  He came to this city with his parents October 6, 1839.  He assisted his father to clear off the old homestead farm in Bedford township two miles northwest of the city.  Later he moved to the city and was engaged extensively in the hotel business in the early days.  He was landlord of the old American house, opposite the present Michigan Central warehouse, and later of the McCamly house which was located in the building at present occupied by the Moon office. Still later he was landlord of the Crane house now known as the Commercial hotel on West Jackson street.  For some time he was engaged in the grocery business.

      In 1850 he was united in marriage at the home of the bride, to Rebecca, daughter of the late John Sweeney, who died three years ago last June. For years he was a member of the famous old Humphrey and Evans quadrille band and many of the older generation have danced to the music furnished by his nimble fingers, who have the most kindly remembrance of him.  He was a good citizen and neighbor, and a genial, generous man, and a true friend.  He leaves a host of acquaintances to regret
      his death and sorrow with the relatives and family.

      He was the father of ten children of whom six are still living.  They are Fred, Claude, Harry and Will Halladay and Mrs. C.R. Dye all of this city and Matt Halladay of Marshall, TX.  Two brothers, James and Austin S. Halladay and two sisters, Mrs. C.A. Hodges and Mrs. John Stahl of this city are survivors.
    Person ID I3937  Rgstrong Family genes. | Decendants of William Halladay, 1677/1678-1764, Descendants of Walter Halladay, cir 1640
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2006 

    Father Ancestors James Calvin Halladay,   b. 29 Nov 1804, Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1875, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Ancestors Mary Ann Fiero,   b. 23 Mar 1807, Katsbaan,Ulster,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1875, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 10 Jan 1828  Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1675  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Rebecca Ann Sweeney,   b. 7 Feb 1829, ,,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1899, Brooklyn,Jackson,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1851  Bedford,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    Married: 3x1. Martha A. Halladay Married: 3x3x ,   b. 1852, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1902  (Age 50 years)  []
    +2. Mott Sylvester Halladay,   b. 1854, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1912, El Paso,El Paso,Texas,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  []
    +3. Mary Ann Halladay,   b. 2 Mar 1856, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1937  (Age 81 years)  []
    +4. Harvey J. Halladay,   b. 16 Jan 1860, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1882, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)  []
    +5. Ferdinand J. Halladay,   b. 24 Jan 1862, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1905, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  []
     6. Minerva Jane Halladay,   b. 18 Nov 1862, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1864, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  []
     7. George Henry Halladay,   b. 1 Feb 1863, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1863, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  []
    +8. William Edgar Halladay,   b. 4 Dec 1863, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1936, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  []
    +9. Claude Belmont Halladay,   b. 6 Mar 1868, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1931  (Age 63 years)  []
    Married: 1x10. Harold Thompson Halladay,   b. 16 Oct 1869, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1939  (Age 69 years)  []
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2006 19:43:00 
    Family ID F1684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Dec 1828 - Seneca Castle,Ontario,New York,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jun 1851 - Bedford,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Martha A. Halladay - 1852 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mott Sylvester Halladay - 1854 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary Ann Halladay - 2 Mar 1856 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Harvey J. Halladay - 16 Jan 1860 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Ferdinand J. Halladay - 24 Jan 1862 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Minerva Jane Halladay - 18 Nov 1862 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - George Henry Halladay - 1 Feb 1863 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Edgar Halladay - 4 Dec 1863 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Claude Belmont Halladay - 6 Mar 1868 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Harold Thompson Halladay - 16 Oct 1869 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: creeping paralysis - 26 May 1902 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jun 1902 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S223] US Census - 1870, July 21, State of Mich., Calhoun Co., 2nd Ward city of Battle Creek Post Office: Battle Creek, John G. Harris, Ass't Marshal, Page 2, Line 30 Dwelling #18 Family #18 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S40] Calhoun County, MI - Marriages, (Calhoun Marriages from Genweb site), Halladay_W (Reliability: 3).