Born: September 3, 1852, New York City.
Died: March 25, 1908, Presbyterian College (New York?)
Buried: Westport Point Cemetery, Westport, Massachusetts.
Charles was the son of William C. Hall, and husband of Jeanie Stewart Boyd (married 1877).
He matriculated at Williams College at age 16. After graduating in 1872, he studied theology for two years at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He then spent a year in London and Edinburgh, Scotland.
After returning to America, Hall was for two years pastor of the Union Presbyterian Church at Newburgh, New York.
He then served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn until 1897, when he became president of Union Theological Seminary.
He received three Doctor of Divinity degrees: from the University of New York (1890), Harvard (1897), and Yale (1901). Union Seminary awarded him an LL. D. in 1905.