Earl Henry Hall
(3 September 1883 – 10 March 1967)1
The University of North Carolina Herbarium
has catalogued sixteen fungal specimens and one fern specimen collected by
Earl Henry Hall. As more of the
collection is catalogued and databased,
no doubt more specimens that he collected will be found.
Earl Henry 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 (1909-1912); 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
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
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
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
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
3. Jester, Betty Brown (editor)
(1948) Mr. Earl Hall Retires After
Twenty-four Years. The Alumnae News 36(4):