Name: Hall, Charles Albert
Burial Date: 1937, 07/25
Age at Death: 58
Plot Location: 702 G
Notes: husband of Grace(Brigham)Hall
CHAS. A. HALL (Picture above taken about 1936 shortly before his death.)
Charles Albert Hall was born at Riley, Kansas, January 17, 1879, the second of five children born to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hall. At the age of twelve, he was converted and joined the M. E. church at Riley and later, was the first Epworth League president at that place.
His boyhood and youth were spent at Riley and at Hoyt. He finished the Academy at Baker University and two years later, returned to take up his college work, which he finished with honors in 1906. He earned most of his way for these years of schooling.
After graduation, he went out to teach in Kingman high school; five years were spent at that place, the last three as principal. The warm friendships formed there brightened many darker days for him later; friendships were happily shared by his wife, Grace Brigham, to whom he was married in Baldwin, Kansas, June 10, 1910.
(1910 Wedding portrait below.)
Thru information from a college friend, Albert E. Kirk, he learned of a vacancy in the Sterling schools and spent six enjoyable years here as superintendent.
Regretfully, he resigned in August 1917, to enter the Army Y. M. C. A. work and moved with his family to San Antonio, Texas.
After two and one-half years there, other Y. M. C. A. work took him to Topeka where eventually he spent two years as Director of Religious Education at the Lowman church. Among the most joyous tasks here was the teaching of the “Live Wire” S. S. class which increased many fold during these six years.
The old longing for school work prompted him to finish his Master’s degree at the University of Kansas and go back to teaching. The next eight years, he was superintendent of the Marion schools and moved to Sterling, August 1934, to face the task of a new line of work. The sacrifices demanded by the necessary adjustments were deeply appreciated by those nearest him and when the fatal accident happened July 14, he met it with his usual cheerful courage and firm determination “to get the best of this handicap yet” as he repeatedly expressed it.
After nine days of terrible suffering, he quietly slipped away, Friday, July 23, 1937, at the Wichita hospital in Wichita.
He is survived by his wife, Grace Brigham Hall and his four children, Charles Vincent, Helen Virginia, Elizabeth Jean and Robert McDowell. Also, surviving are his mother; Mrs. J. W. Hall of Cheney, his brother, Lawrence K., of Springfield, Mass., his three sisters, Miss Jennie, Miss Lucy and Mrs. Ellen Ambler.