James Samuel HALL was the brother of my great great grandfather Alfred Ernest Hall. James married in the Yass/Goulbourn area in 1905 to Lavina Jane HEATH and they moved almost immediately to the Wollongong/Corrimal area where James was engaged in mining. A family descendant of James, David Guillaume, has kindly provided the death certificate and death notices for James.
Deaths registered in the District of Illawarra and Woronora at Wollongong in the State of New South Wales by Claude Hall, District Registrar
No in Register: 809
Name: James Samuel Hall
Occupation: Coal Miner
Sex and Age: Male 84 years
When and where died 17th March 1955, 50 Cross Street, Corrimal
Where born: Yass, NSW
Name and surname of father: Samuel Hall
Rank or profession: Farmer
Name and maiden name of mother: Mary Ann Bliss
Where married: Goulburn NSW
At what age: 28 years
To whom: Lovina Jane Heath
Conjugal condition of deceased at time of death: Married
Issue: Ave M. 48, William V. 45, Mary A.J. 41, John J.B. 36 living, none deceased.
Name and description and residence of informant: Certified by J.B. Hall, Son, 151 Princes Highway, Corrimal.
Cause of death: (a) Cerebral arteriosclerosis (b) atheroma
Duration of last illness: (a) 1 year (b) many years
Medical attendennt: D. Pitter
When buried or cremated: 19th March 1955
Where buried or cremated: Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bulli
Undertaker: Henry Parsons
Name and religion of Minister: E. Downey, Roman Catholic
Witnesses: F.A. Keny, L. Ewart
Signed CHall, 18th March 1955 Wollongong
18th March 1955
HALL, James Samuel - March 17, 1955, at his residence, Cross Street, Corrimal, beloved husband of Lovina Jane and dear father of Ave (Mrs. B. Possitti, Haberfield), William, Mary (Mrs. G. Francis), and John, aged 84 years. Requiescat in pace. See Saturday's "Herald" for funeral notice.
Sydney Morning Herald
19th March 1955
HALL - The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. James S. Hall and Family, of Cross Street, Corrimal, are invited to attend the Fineral of her beloved Husband and their dear Father ; to leave St. Columbas' Church, Corrimal, This Saturday, after Prayers at 10:30 am, for the Catholic Cemetery, Bulli. A bus for friends will be provided. H. PARSONS. Wollongong.