Robert Beverly Hale attended the Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury, Massachusetts and this school prepared him to go to Harvard University. He attended Harvard University from 1890 to 1895. There is no record that can be found of his attendance except for a note in the Alumni Bulletin of the Roxbury Latin School. (There is another young man with this same name in the Sawyer Hill Burying Ground, Findagrave Memorial # 55053850. He is a nephew of this Robert B. Hale, son of Robert's brother, Herbert Dudley Hale. He was born in 1901, 6 years after his uncle had died, and named after him by his parents)
Robert Beverly Hale died on the 6th of October, 1895. Few men have been loved as he was loved, in a very wide circle of friends. And such love was well deserved. It is to meet the wish of very dear friends, whom he loved very dearly, that this volume is published.
He was born in Milton, Massachusetts, September 5th, 1869. When he was but a few weeks old, the family removed to Roxbury, a part of Boston, and this was his home through his life. He passed through the regular courses of the Roxbury Latin School and of Harvard College, and graduated with credit at Cambridge in 1892.
He was a general favorite, and so soon as he left college various attractive proposals were made to him by older friends who hoped to secure his intelligent and cordial service, as a teacher, as a director of philanthropic work, as an editor, or in other ways. But he had already determined to devote his life to authorship or literature. With him, a careful resolution was a determination; it meant something unchangeable. He immediately planned out a course of systematic study for his purpose, - a course such as the limitations of college life hardly permit; and to that course he devoted himself as steadily as if he had been at the call of a college bell.
At the same time, and with the same steadfastness, he assigned to himself duties in what is called charity, in the relief of the lonely, in help of the ignorant, and in citizenship. Best of all, he gave the light and joy to a happy home.
Obituary: Robert Beverly Hale
Funeral Services of Robert Beverly Hale, the prominent young author---Dear Friends and Colleagues Do Him Honor.
At Dr. Edward Everett Hale’s Church, the North Congregational Church on Carter Street, services were held Tuesday Afternoon. The funeral services were for his youngest son, Robert Beverly Hale, the author of a work of Excellent Literary Quality. The coffin was draped in a covering of gray cloth, when it was placed in front of the pulpit, and on and over all around it were scattered flowery tributes.
In the front pew sat Dr. Hale and with him George B. Hale and other members of the family and the near relatives. In pews at either end of the coffin were the pallbearers, George L. Clark, J.A. Birinon, Terrance J. King, E.W. Lee, Arturo Darceau, Charles Gurrlevin, Phillip Normandie, Dudley H. Chill, H.A. Gisle and Harvery Baker. In other pews near by sat members of the Class of ’91 of Harvard, with whom the deceased was graduated from that university.
Elsewhere in the filled church were friends and acquaintances of the young author. The service began with a prayer and a reading from the scripture. This, however, was not the first time that a prayer had been said over deceased because at the Hale residence in Roxbury, in the morning, Dr. Hale had delivered a funeral service in the presence of his family.
Then Reverend James De Normandie of Roxbury read the ritual for the dead, ordered a prayer and spoke a benediction. The Choir then sang “Abide with Thee’’, and Lord, Kindly Light. Then the soloist sang “The Palms”. The three hymns had been chosen by Dr. Hale.
At the end of the service, Dr. Hale stood up and addressed the congregation saying that he and his family were grateful to express their gratitude for the loyal sympathy of those who attended.
The burial took place at Forest Hills Cemetery.