Parker H. Hall

Image of Special Agent Parker Hittinger Hall
Date of Birth: 
Date of Death: 
February 3, 1934
Location of Death: 
Camden, NJ
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Circumstances of Death

On February 2, 1934, Special Agent Parker Hittinger 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.


Agent Hall joined the Bureau of Prohibition on Ocrober 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.


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

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Image of telegram regarding the death of Parker Hall
Last Reviewed September 25, 2015