Kathryn Hall, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Kathryn Hall


Mrs. Kathryn Hall, 87, a Flint Lake area resident, was born in Apalachicola, Fla. Her father was a British sea captain who was murdered at sea by pirates six months before she was born. She grew up on her mother's family plantation in a southern aristocratic atmosphere.

Mrs. Hall received an artist's diploma from the Juilliard School of Music. Her husband died when her son Wallace W. 'Jack' Hall was four years old, after which time she took a secretarial job and continued her study in music. Jack was nine when she gave a graduating recital. She is the proud grandparent of Larry, who is married and living in Danville, Ill., David and Richard. Recently she was made a great-grandmother by the birth of a baby girl.

She is an accomplished pianist, formerly an operatic star with the Boston English Opera Co., and is a composer. She was certified as a school music supervisor and was on the Florida State University's faculty for 18 years.

Mrs. Hall still teaches piano and has 16 pupils. She has been active in the Senior Citizens' Club and in the Action program of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Children she assists in reading at Central Elementary School call her grandmother.

A collection of memoirs and programs of her recitals are kept in scrapbooks. Hymns as well as a concerto she composed. The concerto took four years of work.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 115

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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