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Robert Hanley Hall (1850-1924) was born on 25 April 1850 in Londonderry, Ireland, and moved to Canada with his father, an Anglican clergyman, in 1863, settling near Toronto. He entered the service of the Hudson's Bay Company as a clerk at Victoria in 1872. After serving in the New Caledonia District and at Fort Simpson, he was promoted to the position of junior chief trader in 1887, remaining at Fort Simpson until being transferred back to Victoria in 1890. He became a chief trader in 1892, a factor in 1895, and a chief factor in 1906. From 1902 to 1910 he was stationed at Prince Albert in the Saskatchewan District. Hall was appointed fur trade commissioner in Winnipeg in 1910. He retired from the HBC in 1913, and moved back to Prince Albert.

Hall married Rachael Sarah Ogden, the daughter of Peter Skene Ogden and Julia Rivet, a Spokan woman, in 1876. Together they had one daughter and four sons. Hall died on 12 December 1924 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

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