(3 September 1883 – 10 March 1967)1
Special thanks to Stacey Krim, Special Collections, University Archive, University of North Carolina at Greensboro for research Mr. Hall.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged 16 fungal specimens and 10 vascular plant specimens collected by Earl H. Hall, who usually signed his labels at NCU as “E. H. Hall”. Several of the vascular plant specimens came to NCU as a gift from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2018. As more of our collection is cataloged it is likely we will find more specimens collected by Hall.
Earl Henry Hall was born in 1883 at Fort Recovery in Mercer County, Ohio and was educated at Wooster Academy in Wooster, Ohio. He was an educator in various capacities: teacher at Country School in Groder, Ohio (1902-1905); teacher and principal at a high school in Ohio (1909-1212); and Manual Training Instructor at a high school in Ohio (1912-1916).2
Hall earned a B.S. (1920) and M.S. (1921) in Botany from the University of Chicago. He served as a Botany Instructor at Eastern Illinois Teachers College (now Eastern Illinois University in Charleston) before joining the faculty of North Carolina Women’s College (now University of North Carolina at Greensboro) as an Associate Professor in September, 1923 at a salary of $2,300. In addition to teaching Botany, Hall also taught Geography and Nature Study. Hall was promoted to Professor in 1928, and retired in June, 1947 after twenty-four years of service at the Women’s College.2, 3
Earl H. Hall was married to Eva Lord Hall (1885-1976)1 and together they had one daughter, Leiotte Rose Hall Long (1912-2004)1. In 1947 they moved to Roxboro, North Carolina, and Earl Hall served on the Person County Board of Education (1947-1964).
Earl H. Hall died at age 83 in March, 1967 at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. He is buried in Burchwood Cemetery in Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina.1
PUBLICATIONS (probably a partial list)
Hall, Earl H. (1930) A partial check list of the ferns found in the Mountain Park and Roaring Gap region. Journ. Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 46(1): 69-71.
Hall, Earl H. (1932) Some preliminary notes on the ecology of the upland communities in the vicinity of Greensboro. Journ. Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 48(1): 123-124.
Hall, Earl H. (1933) Notes from ten years of bird study at Greensboro, North Carolina. Journ. Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 49(1): 113-118.
1. “Earl Henry Hall” Find A Grave Memorial #152658218. Findagrave.com accessed on 23 August 2016.
2. Hall, E. H. (1955) “The University of North Carolina – Greensboro, Faculty Personnel Information Form” filled out and submitted 15 December, 1955 by Earl H. Hall. Special Collections, University Archive, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
3. Jester, Betty Brown (editor) (1948) Mr. Earl Hall Retires After Twenty-four Years. The Alumnae News 36(4): 13.