CHARLES H. HALL.
Farming claims the time and attention of Charles H. Hall, who owns and operates a well improved farm of one hundred
and sixty acres in Scott township, as well as a tract of eighty acres in Bear Creek township. He is a native of
the latter township, born July 27, 1873, a son of George and Katharine (Deardorff) Hall, who are mentioned in connection
with the sketch of O. D. Hall, a brother of our subject, on another page of this work.
Their family numbered nine children but only seven are now living.
Charles H. Hall was reared on the home farm in Bear Creek township and was early trained to the work of plowing,
planting and harvesting during the spring and summer months, while in the winter season he attended the district
schools. He remained under the parental roof until he reached mature years, when he began working out by the month
as a farm hand. He was thus employed for three years, when, having saved sufficient capital, he began farming on
his own account. As his financial resources have permitted he has invested in land and today owns one hundred and
sixty acres on section 6, Scott township, where he resides, and eighty acres in Bear Creek township. Both tracts
are improved with good buildings, and his fields are in a cultivable, state, from which he annually gathers abundant
Mr. Hall was married in March, 1898, to Miss Nellie Robertson, who was born in Scott township, December 28, 1871,
a daughter of Charles and Annie (Gibbs) Robertson, both of whom were natives of Scotland but were reared and married
in New York. The father came west with his family at an early day and accumulated three hundred and twenty acres
of land in Poweshiek county. He died here in early life, in 1886, when but forty five years of age, while his wife
passed away in 1893 at the age of fifty two. They had two daughters and a son: Nellie, now Mrs. Hall; Thomas, a
resident of Scott township; and Maggie, the wife of William Johnson, a resident of Brooklyn. Unto Mr. and Mrs.
Hall have been born four children: Lester, Grace, Ray and Lyle.
Politically Mr. Hall is a democrat. Having spent their entire lives in Poweshiek county, both Mr. and Mrs. Hall
are well and favorably known, having a wide circle of friends in their home locality.
History of Poweshiek County, Iowa
A Record of settlement, organization
progress and achievement
By: Prof. L. F. Parker
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Poweshiek County, IA
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