GEORGE A. HALES, a leading lumberman of Toronto, was born in Jefferson county in May 1852, the son of Andrew and Nancy Hales, who were both natives of that county. His father was the son of Andrew Hales, Sr., who was born in Pennsylvania and came to Ohio in a very early day and settled near Richmond, Jefferson county. His death occurred about 1866. Andrew Jr. was born in Jefferson county, near Richmond and spent his early manhood in teaching the common branches and music. In 1851 he was married to Nancy Hout, and in the following year he accompanied a party of his neighbors to California, where he died in the same year. His wife, who was the daughter of Peter Hout, an early resident of the county, by this marriage had one son, the subject of this sketch. She died in 1874. George A. Hales was educated at Richmond college, and then began work in the lumber business, at which he has continued to the present. He has been quite successful in business, and is a prosperous and influential citizen. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church and is associated with the Knights of Pythias and the Sen. O. U. A. M. In politics he is a republican. Mr. Hales was married in 1878 to Alice Fleming by whom he has three children, Mary E., Nora B. and Mabel.
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