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Obituaries - NY - 1962 - Edward T. Hall
Irvington-on-Hudson, NY, Oct 3
Edward T. Hall, a founder and former director of the Universal School of Handicrafts in
New York, died today of hardening of the arteries in St. Joseph's Hospital at Yonkers.
He was 78 years old and lived at 123 South Broadway.
Mr. hall graduated from Amherst College in 1907. From 1910 to 1930 he was with Ralston
Purina Company in St. Louis. While vice president of the company, he developed the
checkerboard-type of cereal package, an advertising symbol of the company.
From 1936 to 1953, he was with Universal School and during part of that period was
president of a Better Business Bureau.
Surviving are his widow, Theodora; two sons, Richard and Edward, and two daughters,
Mrs. Delight Rother and Mrs. Priscilla Waters, all by a previous marriage; a stepson,
Sumnell Powell; a sister and 10 grandchildren.
Interment: Ferncliff Cemetery.
Source: NY Times Oct 4, 1962
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