Ebenezer HALL Esq.
Fanny Sophia HUMPHRIES
Charles Albert Edward HALL


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Edith Adelaide BUTLER

Charles Albert Edward HALL

  • Born: 14 May 1867, Mount Arden North, S.A., Australia 3
  • Married: 20 Mar 1894, Fernleigh Station, S.A., Australia 1 2
  • Died: 14 Jan 1918, Kadina, S.A., Australia 4 5
  • Buried: Kadina Cemetery, Kadina, S.A., Australia 6

   Research Notes:

"HALL. —On the 14th January, at the Kadina Private Hospital, Charles Albert Edward, dearly loved husband of Edith Adelaide Hall, aged 50 years."




One of the most esteemed and useful of Kadina's public men was removed by the hand of death on Monday evening, about nine o'clock after a brief and severe illness, in the person of Mr. Charles Albert Edward Hall. On Friday evening last an immediate operation was deemed necessary, and this was carried out successfully by Drs. Vercoe and C. E. C. Wilson. Notwithstanding all efforts, however, Mr. Hall never really rallied, and the end was due to heart failure. Mr. Hall was born at Mt Arden, near Quorn, in 1867. His father, the late Mr. Ebenezer Hall, arrived in this State in the Fifties and for many years was associated with pastoral and storekeeping pursuits in the South East. Mr. Hall entered his father's store at Lucindale in 1880, six years later being appointed branch manager at Custon, and on the expiration of four years again joining his father in partnership as stock and station agents and auctioneers. In 1895 he went to Western Australia, where he remained till 1902, being associated with Messrs F. and C. Piesse, of Katanning and Perth. Subsequently he returned to South Australia and settled at Kadina, where he took over the business established by Mr. F. W. Gurner, and afterwards conducted by Mr. J. H. Mitchell, working up a fine drapery business. In 1911 he went into partnership with Mr. J. A. Coles, and one of the biggest tailoring businesses outside of Adelaide was established. The late Mr. Hall took a keen interest in public affairs, entering the Kadina Town Council as representative of Stirling Ward in 1907, and serving for four years. At the behest of a largely signed requisition he consented to stand for the Mayoral chair in 1913, and occupied it for two years. It was during these two terms that Mr. Hall was actively interested in the electric light extension, and it was largely due to his energy and enterprise that the proposition of duplicating the plant was carried into effect. Mr. Hall interested himself in the incorporation of Kadina South with the Municipality, but the proposition was rejected by a ratepayers' meeting on a small majority. The deceased occupied a number of public positions, being among other things, Patron and Treasurer of the Kadina and Wallaroo Jockey Club, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Kadina A. H. and F. Society, President and Trustee of the Kadina Town Band, Treasurer of the Kadina Bowling Club, member of the Kadina School Committee, ex-President of the Benevolent Society, ex-President of the D.T.N. Society, ex-President of the Kadina Institute and also an excellent Justice of the Peace. In Friendly Societies circles he took a keen interest, and was a member of the local Druids Lodge, and a P.M. of the Freemasons Lodge, Union Lodge, No. 13, being also connected with the Royal Arch Chapter and the Arch Mariners. The late Mr. Hall was a man of even temperament, energetic, and generally esteemed by a large circle of friends. On Tuesday the flag at the town hall was flown at half mast, and general and deep regret was expressed at his untimely death. The greatest sympathy is shown for the bereaved relatives and additional sorrow evinced because of the fact that only on Tuesday last the sad news came to hand that Mr. Hall's eldest son, Harold, had died as a prisoner of war in Germany, at the age of 19 years. The deceased was married in 1893 to Miss E A. Butler, of Fernleigh Station, and leaves a widow, five sons, and six daughters. Two of Mr. Hall's brothers, Messrs Cecil and Lewis Hall, are at the front; Pvte. Gordon Hall was killed in action; the others are Messrs Clarence Hall (Bute), and Len Hall, of Messrs G. and R. Wills (Adelaide). A Requiem Service in connection with the Anglican Church, of which the deceased was a lay reader, was held by the Rector, Rev. H. L. Ebbs, on Wednesday morning." 7

   Marriage Information:

Charles married Edith Adelaide BUTLER, daughter of William BUTLER and Grace TEMBY, on 20 Mar 1894 in Fernleigh Station, S.A., Australia 1 2. (Edith Adelaide BUTLER was born on 17 Oct 1871 in Hamilton, S.A., Australia 8, died on 12 Jul 1953 in Woodville, Adelaide, S.A., Australia 9 10 and was buried on 13 Jul 1953 in Cheltenham Cemetery, S.A., Australia 11.)

   Marriage Notes:

"HALL-BUTLER. —On the 20th March, at Fernleigh Station (residence of the bride's parents), by the Rev. W. Reed, Charles Albert Edward, eldest son of Ebenezer Hall, Esq., J.P., of Lucindale, to Edith Adelaide, second daughter of William Butler, Esq., of Fernleigh Station, South-East."


1 South Australia BDM, Reg. # 178/1036.

2 South Australian Register, Friday 20 April 1894.

3 South Australia BDM, South Australian Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 52 Page: 242 District: Ade.

4 Ibid, Reg. # 415/543.

5 The Advertiser (Adelaide), Friday 18 January 1918.

6 genealogysa.org.au.

7 The Kadina and Wallaroo Times, Wednesday 16 January 1918.

8 South Australia BDM, South Australian Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 103 Page: 162 District: Kap.

9 Ibid, Reg. # 799/3997.

10 The Advertiser (Adelaide), Monday 13 July 1953.

11 SA Government, (http://www.aca.sa.gov.au/Records).

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