|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1847, England|
|Death: ||Apr. 2, 1940|
North Dakota, USA
Charles Lemon Hall was born on September 18, 1847 in Winchester, England. In 1853 the Hall family immigrated to the United States and settled in New York City. Charles Hall attended Union Theological Seminary in Andover, Massachusetts and at the age of 27 decided to become a missionary among the Indians. In the fall of 1874 he was ordained in the Congregational Church and dispatched to Springfield, Dakota Territory.
Charles Hall was sent by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to Fort Berthold, an American Fur Company trading post, to establish a mission. He arrived at Fort Berthold on May 9, 1876. The language barrier compelled Hall to learn the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara languages. The Indians called Hall "Ho Washte" meaning "Good Voice." Hall was involved in mission work for over fifty years and founded churches at Fort Berthold, Elbowoods, Independence, Shell Creek, Nishu, and Nuita. The Congregational Church honored Hall with a doctor of divinity degree in 1911.
While serving at the Springfield agency he met Emma Calhoun and married her in 1876. Emma died in 1883 leaving two children, Robert and Hannah. Charles Hall married Susan Webb in 1886. They had two children, Deborah and Evan. Hall spent the last ten years of his life in retirement living with his daughter, Deborah, in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. He died April 2, 1940 and was buried at Elbowoods, North Dakota.
Bismarck Tribune, April 3, 1940, p. 1.
Emma Calhoun Hall (1850 - 1881)*
Hannah Hall Livingston (1880 - 1974)*
Memorial Congregational Church Cemetery
North Dakota, USA
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Record added: Aug 09, 2011
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