Born: June 4, 1817

Died: July 10, 1897

Married: Juliette Maria Grose; Erminia Prindle

Children: Charlotte Grose Hall, Mrs. Samuel J. Whitley, Mrs. Ellridge G. Ricketson, Henry Hall, Benjamin E. Hall

Monroe Hall was a lawyer of Plattsburgh who owned substantial acreage in the Saranac Lake region in the late 1800s.

Plattsburgh Daily Press, July 12, 1897


Passing Away of a Well Known Citizen of Plattsburgh.

HALL—At Plattsburgh, N. Y., Saturday, July 10, 1897, Monroe Hall, in his 81st year.

Monroe Hall was born in Jay, Essex County, N. Y., June 4, 1817. His father was Elihu Hall a prominent and influential business man in this locality.

Mr. Hall prepared for college in Vermont and afterward entered Brown University. After leaving he took an active and aggressive interest in the affairs of his native county. He served his town as supervisor, and later, in 1858 and 1859 was the Republican member of Assembly for Essex county. For faithful and efficient service he was appointed, in his second term, a member of the most important committee of the Assembly, namely, Ways and Means.

August 31,1841, he married Juliette Maria, daughter of Ezra C. Grose, of Elizabethtown. Their children are Charlotte Grose Hall, Mrs. Samuel J. Whitley, Mrs. Ellridge G. Ricketson, all residing in Plattsburgh, and Henry Hall, of Saranac Lake.

His second wife, who survives him, is Erminia Prindle, daughter of Benjamin Wells, deceased, formerly of Upper Jay. Their surviving children are Erminia J. Hall, of Plattsburgh, and Benjamin E. Hall, of New York.

He served his country in the late war and retired therefrom with the rank of major.

In 1866, Mr. Hall and family established their residence in Plattsburgh. He at once interested himself in the progress of the place of his adoption and devoted much time to the advancement of the public schools He was for many years a member of the Board of Education and the Secretary thereof for several times.

Mr. Hall, although a lawyer, was engaged in his early life chiefly in the manufacture of iron and the lumbering of Adirondack lands, in which he dealt very largely, especially in Essex and Franklin counties. In his later years be confined himself almost exclusively to transactions in real estate.

His peaceful death occurred at his residence, 31 Broad street, at 3 o'clock on Saturday morning, July 10th. He yielded his life to the power of a slow apoplexy which had menaced him for a considerable period in his declining years.

Malone Palladium, January 17, 1907

…Mr. [Benjamin E.] Hall is the son of the late Monroe Hall, of Plattsburgh, who was well known throughout Northern New York, as a holder of Adirondack lands. While credited to New York, Mr. Hall is almost as much a resident of Saranac Lake as of the metropolis. He owns lands in the Adirondacks to a considerable extent, and also owns village property in Saranac Lake. He is a lawyer by profession, and stands well at the bar and in business circles.