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Parker H. Hall

Name:  Parker Hittinger Hall

Date of Birth:  1895

Date of Death: 02/03/1934

Location of Death:  Camden, New Jersey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH

On 2/2/1934, Special Agent Parker Hall was returning to his office via government automobile after participating in the seizure of a still.  As he drove along an icy and slick highway outside of Camden, NJ, he was involved in a head-on auto accident with an oil truck.  Agent Hall was rushed to Homeopathic Hospital in Camden, but died the following day without regaining consciousness.

BACKGROUND

Agent Hall joined the Bureau of Prohibition on 10/1/1928, and served in offices at Philadelphia, Allentown and Pottsville, PA.  He was later promoted to a supervisory special agent position and transferred to Camden, NJ.  He carried badge #1849. Agent Hall was well liked, respected and considered a natural leader of men.  Previously, during a gunfight with moonshiners in Allentown, he had been wounded in both legs.  During his hospital stay, he arranged for a telephone and a typewriter to be delivered to his hospital room so he could remain in contact with his men. Agent Hall was the recipient of a commendation for his undercover work during a special operation in the District of Columbia circa 1930.  Previously, he proudly served in the U. S. Army from 1917-1919.

PERSONAL

Agent Hall was born in Somerville, MA.  He was survived by his wife, Anna.

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