George E. Hall
Morris Co. Up


Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. II., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899.

A prominent plumber of Chatham, Mr. HALL is a native of Morris county, his birth having occurred a short distance from Morristown, on the 7th of December, 1855, his parents being Stephen G. and Sarah A. (LISH) HALL, both of whom were likewise born in Morris county. The grandfather, James HALL, was born in Orange county, New York, where he followed the vocation of a farmer until the early part of the nineteenth century, when he moved to Morris county and here resided until his death, at an advanced age, in 1878. He was of Dutch ancestry. He married Miss Elizabeth ARNOLD, also a native of Orange county, New York, and two children were born to them, namely:

  • Stephen and
  • William, the latter of whom is living in Hunterdon county, New Jersey.

Stephen learned the carpenter trade and followed the same successfully at Morristown and vicinity during his life. He died in 1874, survived by his wife and the following children:

  • James S.,
  • George E.,
  • Carrie L.,
  • Emma J.,
  • Laura A. and
  • Etta.

George E. HALL was reared under the parental roof and received his literary education in the public schools of Morristown, after leaving which he came to Madison and served an apprenticeship in the plumbing trade. In 1890 he located at Chatham, where he opened a hardware and crockery store, in connection with a plumbing department.

In his social relations Mr. HALL is a popular member of the junior Order of American Mechanics and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, both of Chatham. Politically, he is a firm advocate of the principles and policies of the Republican party. He is an honorable, conscientious and industrious gentleman and richly deserves the high esteem and consideration in which he is held by his fellow men.

The marriage of Mr. HALL was solemnized in 1883, when he was united to Miss Emma Adeline PIERSON, a native of Chatham and a daughter of Henry W. and Melissa (WARD) PIERSON, representing one of the old families of Morris county, of which mention is made in another part of this work. Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. HALL, namely:

  • James E.,
  • Russell B.,
  • Nelson A. and
  • Carrie L.

This biography was scanned and contributed by Catherine Smith DeMayo.


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