REV. HORACE CHANDLER HALL, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sharon, was born in Courtland County, N. Y., March 24, 1853, and is a son of Joseph B. Hall. a native of Susquehanna County, Penn. Our subject grew to maturity in his native county, and received his primary education in the public schools of that county and Crawford County, Penn. He prepared for his collegiate course at Reid Institute, Reidsburg, Penn., entered Bucknell University at Lewisburg, Penn., in the fall of 1878, and was graduated June 28,1882. Before his graduation he received a call from the First Baptist Church of Sharon, assumed charge of that church in July, 1882, and was ordained August 3 of that year. Since coming to Sharon the membership of his church has doubled, while the handsome church edifice and pastoral residence have both been erected under his administration. Rev. Hall was married, August 26, 1872, to Miss Dora E. Post, of Centreville, Crawford Co., Penn., of which union two children, Lola E. and Leroy H., have been born. Politically Mr. Hall is independent. He is the originator of the P. H. C. [Protected Home Circle], and has been its supreme president since its organization. He is also a member of the E. A. U. Mr. Hall has recently established a preparatory institute in Sharon, which bears his name. The building is erected and equipped, and school was opened September 18, 1888, with nearly 100 students in attendance, and is daily increasing in numbers and popularity.
History of Mercer County, 1888, page 727