Bio: Charles Herbert Hall (1850  - ?)

Contact: on Sat, 10 Feb 2001




----Source: 1918 History of Clark Co., WI, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge

CHARLES HERBERT HALL, proprietor of a fine dairy farm in Sherman Township, though now retired from active work, was born at Ft. Atkinson, Wis., March 12, 1850, son of Samuel C. and Fidelia (Curtis) Hall. Samuel C. Hall, who was from Ashfield, Mass., was a machinist and blacksmith by trade. After coming West he located at Ft. Atkinson, from which place he later removed to Whitewater, and then, in 1869, to Columbus, Wis., where he engaged in the manufacture of wagons, taking his son, Charles H., into the latter had received a good mechanical training in Milwaukee, and had taught school for a year or two before entering the wagon-making business.

After remaining in Columbus for about ten years they came in 1879 to Spencer, in Marathon County, near the Clark County line, Charles H. coming first to look up a good location. Here they started sawmill which father and son carried on together until the fire of 1886 wiped out their business. Samuel C. Hall then took up his residence in Clark County, but. later went to Seattle, where, he died, his wife passing away in Clark County.

They had four children: Charles H., Hannah, Sarah and William. In 1881 Charles H. Hall had bought 400 acres of timberland in Sherman Township, Clark County, where he erected a sawmill, cutting on an average 1,000,000 feet of timber from his own and adjacent land on contract. This business he followed for some twenty years, giving employment to a good-sized crew of men. The ruins of his old mill may yet be seen. About the year 1900, or soon after, he began clearing more land for farming purposes, and now owns 680 acres, of which 240 has been cleared. On this excellent farm he raised full-blooded Holstein and Durham cattle. He has a fine comfortable farm house, and a barn 38 by 116 feet in size. Mr. Hall has never cared much for public office, but has served as school clerk.

He is a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge at Greenwood, and of the Chapter at Neillsville, also belonging to the Woodmen's Camp at Spencer. He is a man of broad and liberal views, keeping well up well with all the times, and is of a hospitable disposition. Mr. Hall was married Jan. 6, 1880, to Josephine Lowth, of Columbus, Wis., daughter of Matthew and Mary Lowth. She died Feb. 13, 1911, at the age of 50 years, leaving eight children: William, now of Helena, Mont., who married Minnie Miller, and has two children, Josephine and Harold; Catherine, now Mrs. Albert Hazletine, of Loyal; Roderick, who lives in Fargo, N. D.; Mercy, who is the wife of Robert Rose, of Montana, and has three children, Josephine, Margaret and Alice; Pauline, who is teaching school; Isabella, formerly a school teacher, who is living at home; Alice, now Mrs. Blaine Sworthout, resides in Bonduel, Wis., and Agnes, who is a school teacher.



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