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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Hanley Hall (1850-1924)

Fur trader.

Born at Londonderry, Ireland on 25 April 1850, son of Reverend Thomas and Martha Caroline Hall, he was educated at a private school. He came to Canada and, in 1868, began working at Fenelon Falls, Ontario and joined the Hudson’s Bay Company in British Columbia on 1 June 1872. He represented the Cassiar District in the British Columbia Legislature from 1891 to 1894 and was President of the Prince Albert Board of Trade for three years. In 1911, he was fur trade commissioner for the HBC, based at Winnipeg. In 1876, he married Rachel Sarah Ogden, daughter of HBC Chief Factor Peter Skene Ogden, at Stuarts Lake, British Columbia. They had five sons and one daughter. He was a member of the Union Club (Victoria), Manitoba Club (Winnipeg), and Anglican church. He died on 12 December 1924.

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 May 2014

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