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Chauncey H. Hale
(1820-May 5, 1874 )

CHAUNCEY H. HALE, whose portrait appears herewith, was a son of JESSE and MARY HALE, 
of Vernon, and was born in Westmoreland, Oneida county, in 1820.  When very young he 
removed with his parents to Vernon, in which place he perfected himself as a jeweler, being very 
successful in this business both in Vernon and afterwards in Fayetteville, Onondaga county, from 
which place Mr. HALE removed in 1870 to Canastota, having purchased the Pratt House but just 
completed and one of the finest hotels on the Central Railroad, remaining there until the house was 
burned, April 19th, 1873, doing a good business and being very popular, both as host and citizen. 
After the fire Mr. HALE built the hotel now (1880) occupied by H. LEWIS. 
 In the year 1857 Mr. HALE married for his second wife, SOPHIA D. MILLER, second daughter of H. 
A. MILLER, of Great Bend, Jefferson county, N. Y., and to whom he was greatly attached.  Mr. HALE 
died May 5, 1874, his loss regretted by a large circle of friends and deeply mourned by his surviving 
partner.  His life was a busy and active one, and by his cheerful disposition and generous warm-
heartedness he drew around him many warm friends.  His hand was ever ready and his purse open to 
those who needed help. 
 Mrs. HALE, widow of CHAUNCY H. HALE, is very pleasantly situated in Canastota, giving to her 
husband's memory all the love and tenderness that she lavished so freely upon him while living, 
trusting that when she too is called they will be re-united where partings never come. 
From "History of Chenango and Madison Counties, NY" starting on page 736. 
Transcribed by Sandy Goodspeed. 

Date: Sunday, August 15, 1999 08:26 AM

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