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Rev. Charles Mercer Hall

Birth23 DEC 1864
 
Reside1880
 
Religion1894-1912episcopal
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Death28 NOV 1929
 
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Aged: 64.9 years
Kingston Daily Freeman, Friday, November 29, 1929
Rev. C.M. Hall Died Suddenly
Former Rector of Holy Cross Church Dies of Attack of Acute Indigestion at Bridgeport-Brief Sketch of His Life
Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 29 (AP)- The Rev. Charles Mercer Hall, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church and son-in-law of the late Judge Alton B. Parker, Democratic candidate in 1904 for president, is dead here after an attack of acute indigestion on Thanksgiving Day. He was born in New York 65 years ago.
He was ordained in 1891, served in Asheville, N.C. for seven years and was eighteen years in chrage of a Kingston, N.Y. parish. He had been at Trinity four years.
The Rev. Charles Mercer Hall was rector of Holy Cross Church on Pine Grove avenue for eighteen years, and was widely known not only in Kingston but throughout Ulster County. He was born in Brooklyn on December 23, 1864, the oldest son of William Noble Hall and Flora Margaret McAlister. He received his early education privately in England, where he resided for twelve years.
After ten years' experience in the mercantile and banking business in Philadelphia, he took instruction in the classics under a tutor, and in 1888 entered the General Theological Seminary, New York, where for three years he took a course as special student.
On January 6, 1891, he was ordained deacon by the Rt. Rev. John Scarborough, D.D., Bishop of New Jersey, and on December 23, 1891, was advanced to the order of priesthood.
Father Hall's first work as a priest was as a missionary at Camden, N.J., where he had charge of St. Barnabas and St. Andrew's Chapel. In 1893 he became curate of the Church of the Beloved Diciple in New York, and in 1894 in he came to Kingston as vicar of the Mission Church of the Holy Cross and curate of St. John's Church.
First Rector of Holy Cross
In 1894 Father Hall became first rector of the Church of the Holy Cross. Prior to his ordination as deacon, he was offered the rectorship of St. Matthew's Church at Omaha, Neb., and later he declined an election to the Church of the Ascension at Atlantic City, N.J. He also declined curacies at the Church of the Evangelists at Philadelphia; the Church of the Redeemer in New York, and All Saints' Church in Orange Valley, N.J.
In 1904 Father Hall received the degree of M.A. "honoris causa" from St. Stephen's College at Annandale. Father Hall in addition to his church work found time for literary pursuits and was the author of "The Life of a Christian" and "Calvary Every Day," besides various sermons and magazine articles.
Father Hall was a member of the New York Catholic Club and also of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament and the Guild of All Souls. He was active in the organization of the Ulster County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and served as its first president for a number of years. He was also elected, while in Kingston, as honorary chaplain of the old Fourteenth Separate Company of the New York State National Guard.
In 1898, Father Hall was united in marriage to Bertha, only daughter of the late Judge Alton Brooks Parker.
During the many years that Father Hall was retor of the Church of the Holy Cross he was actively identified with the religious life of the city and was also deeply interested in its civic affairs.
A high Mass of requiem will be offered for the repose of his soul on Monday morning, December 2, at 9 o'clock at Trinity Episcopal Church at Bridgeport, Conn. The remains will be brought to Kingston by automobile cortege and interred in Wiltwyck Cemetery on Monday afternoon at the convenience of the family. It is requested that there be no floral offerings.

~ Courtesy of fultonsearch.org, database of Tom Tryniski

Bertha Parker

Birth26 AUG 1874
 
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Death20 APR 1936
 
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Aged: 61.6 years
Kingston Daily Freeman, Tuesday, April 21, 1936
Mrs. Bertha P. Hall Dies in Florida
Mrs. Bertha Parker Hall of Esopus, wife of the late Rev. Charles Mercer Hall, formerly pastor of Holy Cross Church, Pine Grove avenue, Kingston, and a daughter of the late Judge Alton B. Parker, died Monday at Orlando, Fla., after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Hall went to the south to recuperate in February, and although her siege of illness had been long, her death was sudden. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Theodor Oxholm of Rosemount, Esopus, one son, Alton Parker Hall of New York City and five grandchildren. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Church of the Ascension, West Park. Burial will be private in Wiltwyck cemetery, Kingston.

~ Courtesy of fultonsearch.org, database of Tom Tryniski
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1+

Alton Parker 

9 MAR 190010 OCT 1951  NY, Ulster Co, Kingston Emmeline Marion Grace 
2+

Mary McAlister 

15 JUN 190228 NOV 1988  NY, Ulster Co, Esopus Theodor Schmidt Oxholm Jr. 
Pics & Attach-
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  • Amelia Parker, Bertha and Charles Hall
  • Parker stone
  • Amelia Parker, Bertha and Charles Hall
  • Parker stone
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Sources
  1. Findagrave Charles Mercer Hall
  2. Book:Charles Mercer Hall obituary; Kingston Daily Freeman;
  3. Census: NY, Ulster Co, Kingston. 1900 US Census;
  4. Census: NY, Ulster Co, Esopus. 1920 US Census;
  5. Census: NY, Ulster Co, Kingston. 1910 US Census;
  6. Census: PA, Philadelphia Co, Philadelphia. 1880 US Census;
  7. Marriage Sources:
    Other: New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967; Charles M Hall, Bertha Parker;
  1. Findagrave Bertha Hall
  2. Book:Bertha Parker Hall obituary; Kingston Daily Freeman;
  3. Census: NY, Ulster Co, Kingston. 1900 US Census;
  4. Census: NY, Ulster Co, Kingston. 1880 US Census;
  5. Census: NY, Ulster Co, Esopus. 1920 US Census;
  6. Census: NY, New York Co, Manhattan. 1930 US Census;
  7. Census: NY, Ulster Co, Kingston. 1910 US Census;
  8. Marriage Sources:
    Other: New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967; Charles M Hall, Bertha Parker;
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