Orrin Hall 

In 1900 Clay County, South Dakota, Orrin B. born Aug 1888 in South Dakota, with the oldest  of  Joseph O. and Bertha Hall's kids.  Olivia April 1890, Opal April 1892, Oscar J. Jan 1894, Leona Feb 1896, and Orving  May 1898.

Orrin proved up  a quarter in 8,  6N 49W in 1914.

He registered with a Fleming address, born August 1889 in Vermillion, South Dakota, married with a wife and three children.

In 1920 Santa Monica, California, Orrian is a rancher, married to Ruth, 30, both born in South Dakota.  Vivian 8, Artelle 5, and Stanley 3 were all born in Colorado.

In 1930 Logan County Orin and Ruth have Vivian 18, Artelle 16, Stanley 13, and Jack 10.

Stanley Orrin Hall, F.Sc., U.S.N. died Dec 26, 1937 near Sapulpa, Oklahoma, on authorized leave from U.S.S West Virginia, next of kin, father, Mr. Orrin Hal, Fleming, Colorado.

Stanley Hall, 21, of Fleming, Colorado U. S. marine, was killed instantly early Sunday in a collision on a fog- blanketed highway near Sapulpa, Okla. His skull was crushed as   cars apparently collided headon,, then overturned. A fellow marine and two, Sapulpa youths were injured. A highway patrolman said the accident was unavoidable. Hall's body will be sent to Fleming.

In 1940 Logan County Orrin and Ruth are both 50, with Jack, 20.

Orrin Hall, born Aug 30, 1888 in South Dakota, died Sep 6, 1959 in Riverside County, California.

  Ruth Schooley born July 9, 1889 in Clay County, South Dakota, married Orin in Sterling July 7, 1910, and died Jan 9, 1977 in Banning, California.  Parents were Jadiah Schooley 1845-1907 and Julia Jackson 1859-1942.

Ruth Schooley Hall - July 9, 1888 - January 9, 1977 was buried in Sterling April 7, 1977.   Mother Julia Schooley -March 22, 1861 - August 23, 1942. is also there.

Vivian Maurine Culver, born Oct 26, 1911 in Colorado, died Feb 18, 1995 in Monterey County, father Hall, mother Byers.  That's probably not ours - 
Maybe Cropley, Robert Mr. and Mrs. – with 4 children, moved to Berkeley, they were Pacific Grove residents 13 years (Pacific Grove Tide Aug. 6, 1937 p2)

Cropley, Robert S. – married Vivian M. Hall, both of Pacific Grove (Pacific Grove High Tide Oct. 25, 1929 p1)

Robert Sheldon Cropley was born March 26, 1930, dying Dec 26, 1994 in Shasta County, mother's maiden name Hall.
In 1930 Monterey County, Vivian born about 1912 in Colorado, and Robert S. Cropley, a machinist born about 1906 Canada, immigrating in 1923.
Cropley, Robert S. Mr. and Mrs. – son Richard born at Adobe Hospital in Monterey (Pacific Grove Tribune March 25, 1932 p1)

In 1940 Monterey County Robert and Vivian have Robert 10, Richard 8, Russell 6, Marilyn 5.

Cropley, Robert S. Jr. – died Dec. 26, 1994, 64, Redding, born Pacific Grove March 26, 1930, PGHS graduate 1948, moved to Redding 1975, mother Vivian Culver of Pacific Grove, stepbrother Greg Culver of Pacific Grove (Herald Dec. 30, 1994 p4A)

Former East County resident Russell Vernon Cropley, 78, died Monday, March 12, 2012 in Yuma, Ariz.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Wood Village Baptist Church, 23601 W. Arata Road, Wood Village.

Russ was born July 28, 1933, in Monterey, Calif., to Robert and Vivian Cropley. Russ graduated from Monterey Union High School in 1952 and served in the Navy with the Seabees on the Aleutian Islands off Alaska. After his Navy service, Russ received his bachelor’s degree in industrial arts from San Jose State College and his master’s degree in vocational education administration from Oregon State University.

Russ’ career in education spanned 33 years. He worked as a teacher, administrator and principal in California, Oregon, Alaska and Washington. He taught industrial arts and vocational carpentry in the Reynolds School District from 1971 to 1982, and served as head of the teachers’ union.

During his retirement, Russ traveled and served as a volunteer and construction supervisor on several church building projects. He served his church congregations in numerous ways, especially through music. He produced a CD of some of his favorite gospel music. He was active in the Gresham Kiwanis and served as a chapter president in Roseville, Calif.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

Survivors include Elaine Cropley, his wife of 56 years; children, Jeff Cropley of Fort Worth, Texas, Dion McClure of Vancouver, Wash., Scott Cropley of Vancouver, Leslie Grande of Eagle River, Alaska, and Sally Fantasia of Sacramento, Calif.; brother, Greg Culver of Monterey; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Jonah Ministries, 31 Little Mountain Road, Trout Lake, Wash., 98650; or to the music program at Wood Village Baptist Church, 23601 W. Arata Road, Wood Village 97060.


A strong, honorable Christian man went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 5, 2009. Richard Milton Cropley passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. CA after a long illness.

Richard was born to Robert and Vivian Cropley on March 24, 1932 in Monterey, CA.

He grew up on the Monterey Peninsula, working in his father's mill.

Artelle Ruth Kienitz born Jan 20, 1914 in Colorado, died July 16, 1995 in San Bernardino County, father Hall, mother Schooley.  Artelle  and Alfred L. Kienitz 1918-2009 - share a tombstone in Riverside Cemetery, Gem County, Idaho.# 68140733  "Al met Artelle Hall while stationed in Banning, Calif., and they were married in February 1945. They had one son, John Hall Kienitz. Al and Artelle celebrated over 50 years of marriage until her death in 1995. While living in California, Al farmed 3,000 acres in the Beaumont, Calif., area."

Jack Harlan Hall, born Jan 10, 1920, died Nov 12, 1991 in San Bernardino County, mother's maiden name Schooly.

Jack and Rose Nadine (Spelts) Hall 1924-1962 are buried in Sterling.# 56853362

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