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.