US Con -Wall, William - U.S. Congressman, NY

William Wall:
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Born: March 20, 1800
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Birthplace: Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Father:
Mother:
Wife:
Eliza Ann Fisher 1802 – 1878
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)

Children:
George C. Wall Unknown – 1857
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)
Catharine Wall Hancox Unknown – 1903
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)
Charles Wall 1830 – 1879
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)
Annie Fisher Wall Turslow 1832 – 1899
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)
Eliza A. Wall Calvin 1834 – 1886
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)
William Wall Jr. 1837 – 1865
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)
Michael W. Wall 1840 – 1888
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)
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Sarah “Sallie” Wall Scott 1844 - 1875
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)
Mary Cecilia Wall De Goicouria 1850 – 1904
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York

Political Party: Whig Party and Republican Party

Occupation before War:

Rope manufacturer Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Rope manufacturer in Long Island New York
Long Island New York Commissioner of Highways
Member of Long Island New York Finance Board
Commissioner of Waterworks in Williamsburg New York
1853: Mayor of Williamsburg New York
President of Williamsburg New York Savings Bank
One of the founders of Williamsburg New York City Bank
One of the founders of Williamsburg New York Dispensary

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1863: United States Congressman from New York
1861 – 1863: Member of House Public Buildings Expenditures Cte.
1861 – 1863: Member of House Revolutionary Claims Committee
Was consultant to Lincoln Administration on Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Was consultant to Lincoln Administration on financial issues.
1862: Declined to be a candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress.
President of Williamsburg New York Savings Bank

Occupation after War:
President of Williamsburg New York Savings Bank
1866: Delegate to Loyalist Convention in Philadelphia Pennsylvania


Died:
April 20, 1872
Place of Death: Brooklyn New York
Age at time of Death: 72 years old
Burial Place: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York



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What we think of as an obituary is pretty modern. I've seen all sorts of things in old newspapers. My favorites are the ones that include a lengthy write up about the person's character but have no details whatsoever - no family names, no death info, no life story. But I guess it's nice to know they were a kind and decent god-fearing Christian.
 
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During the War he was a consultant to Lincoln regarding the Booklyn Navy Yard and financial issues. The town where he served as mayor, Williamsburg, back in the 50s merged with Brooklyn.
 
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