Hal Merton (1876-1948) was the stage name of Walter George Peterkin who performed on the lyceum circuit as a magician and ventriloquist.
Cover of Sphinx (May, 1910)
|Born||Walter George Peterkin|
January 24, 1876
Brooklyn, New York
Amityville, New York
He left money to Amityville, New York to build and maintain a park called 'Peterkin Park' in memory of his parents.
- ↑ Who's Who in the lyceum By Alfred Augustus Wright (1906)
- ↑ Cover of Mahatma (March, 1900)
- ↑ http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2797512&id=I553445760
- ↑ https://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF-8&q=Peterkin+Park+Amityville&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Peterkin+Park&hnear=0x89e9d4e4628ee159:0x6282eade0c020be2,Amityville,+NY&cid=3206691909231920140