|HISTORY OF THE CORNWALL CHEESE AND BUTTER BOARD|
| Thomas Hall|
HOMAS HALL, proprietor of the Hall Engineering Co., Marine Engineers and Shipbuilders, 14 Jurors St., Montreal, Que., was born in Scotland in 1862. He is the son of Thomas and Margaret (Kidd) Hall.
Mr. Hall recently purchased the splendid Fairfield residence at Summerstown, which was built by the late "Cariboo" Cameron, famed as a miner and prospector. This residence, overlooking the majestic St. Lawrence River, is one of the most ideally located and elegantly appointed in the Three United Counties, and is used as a summer home by Mr. Hall.
Mr. Hall is a director of the Montreal Drydock & Repairing Co., Director Montreal Shipbuilding Co., Director St. Lawrence Welding Co., and several other companies, principally shipbuilding. He was educated at Liverpool College, Liverpool, and came to Quebec in 1902.
A brief biography of Mr. Hall follows:
Apprenticed to Messrs. Geo. Forrester & Co., Vauxchall Engine Works, Liverpool (Draughtsman); went to sea as a Marine Engineer; joined the Cunard Steamship Co.; on leaving Cunard Co., joined the D. & C. MacIver Steamship Co. as Marine Engineer, and became Superintending Engineer; joined Elder Dempster Line, and became Superintendent in London, England. A great number of the new steamers of this Company were built under his superintendence while with them; joined the C.P.R. Steamships, when taken over from the Elder Dempster line; Superintendent of Steamers for the Elder Dempster Line during the South African War at New Orleans, St. John, N.B., and Montreal; started the Hall Engineering Works, 1902; Mr. Hall has spent the greater part of his life on the high seas in foreign countries and has travelled completely around the world twice.
Fellow, Royal Colonial Institute, London; Member, North East Coast Institute of Engineers and Shipbuilders, England; Member, Montreal Board of Trade; Member Manufacturers' Association.
Married at Montreal, 1895, Beatrice Ballantyne, daughter of John Ballantyne; had three sons, Lieut. Ralph Gordon, Royal Flying Corps (was killed at Birmingham, England, 23rd January, 1918); Thomas Malcolm, McGill Heavy Siege Battery, and Charles Roy; and one daughter.
Clubs: Engineers; St. Lawrence Yacht; Quebec Yacht; St. Andrew's Yacht. Society: A.F. & A.M. Recreations: Yachting; motoring. Presbyterian. Residence: 150 Ballantyne Ave., Montreal, Que.
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