He was born on 24th
March 1891 in Ventura, California, USA the son of Elwin Seth Hall and Robertine
Buntin (nee Hines). His father was a lawyer.
the Hall family in Los Angeles in 1910. Back Row (L-R): Elwin Benoni Hall Sr., Walter Hines, Alice Hines, Walter L. Hall, Ella
Jones Hall, Alice Virginia Hall (Mouillac), Dr. Daniel McQuarris, Olive
Pierpont, E. Benoni Hall. Front Row:
Robertine Hines Hall (his mother), Robertine Hall (Leisure), Dr. Pierpont
Crooks, Elwin S. Hall (his father)
was educated at Stanford University from 1910 to 1914.
his father Edwin Seth Hall
Above the Stanford Freshman Footballers that played
California Cardinals on 15th October 1910 at Palo Alto (L-R): Presley
(Coach), Mitchell, Olmstead, Watkins, Kauffman, Clover, Barman, Brown, “Dad”
Moulton (Trainer), Gard, Knight (sub), Murray (sub), Gilmore (sub), Blas (sub),
Boulware, Henry (sub), Tilton, Hall, Geissler (captain), Harrogan, Reeves,
the 1911 Stanford Freshmen rugby team. 1. Watkins, 2. Boulware, 3. Burbank, 4.
Brown, 5. Darsie, 6. Presley, 7. Kauffman, 8. Clover, 9. Reeves, 10. Barman, 11.
Geissler, 12. Hall, 13. Gard, 14. Tilton, 15. Harrigan.
Elwin at Stanford in 1912. Back Row (L-R): Standish, Dawson, Powell, Adams.
Second Row: Brown Higgins, Strong, Hall, Jack, James, Snyder. Third Row:
Hagerman, Howell, Johnson, Slade. Fourth Row: Kern, Beman, Dole, Haslett, Obear.
Front Row: Harrigan, Gregory, Manning.
Above the USA side that played New Zealand in
1913. Back Row (L-R): Daniel Brendon Carroll (Stanford University), Clark Lewis
Boulware (not used) (Stanford University), Haley (not used) (Stanford
University), William Pettigrew Darsie (Stanford University), Herbert Rowell
Stolz (replacement) (Stanford University), Brant (?) or Flemming (not used) (?),
Joseph C. Urban (Stanford University), A.Knowles (replacement) (?), Charles A.
Austin (Olympic), G.Voight (Santa Clara University), Frank Jacob Gard (Captain)
(Stanford University), Roland Roy Blase (Stanford University), William Norris
King (University of California). Front Row: Forbes (not used) (?), Stirling
Benjamin Peart (University of California), Joseph Louis McKim (University of
California), G.Glasscock (Olympic), Elwin Benoni Hall (Stanford University),
Benjamin Edward Erb (not used) (Stanford University), Louis Cass (Stanford
University), Mowatt Merrill Mitchell (Los Angeles Athletic Club), Quill (not
used) (Santa Clara), J.A.Ramage (Santa Clara University).
the 1913 Stanford University side. 1 Maloney (Trainer), 2 Partridge, 3 Darsie, 4
Burbank (Manager), 5 Smith, 6 Gard. 7 Urban, 8 Corbett, 9 Harrigan, 10 Hall, 11
Presley (Coach), 12 Sanborn, 13 Schaupp, 14 Cass, 15 Kern, 16 Erb, 17 Dingley,
18 Risling, 19 Noble.
Above the 1913 line-up for the annual
Stanford University and University of California rugby match from the San
Francisco Call. The previous year’s game had attracted an attendance of 23,000
on a muddy California Field a week previous to the first USA match against
The games of American Football and Rugby were played by both Stanford and
the University of California. Between 1906 and 1914 American Football was
dropped by both Universities in favour of Rugby. American Football replaced
rugby after World War 1.
the 1914 Leland Stanford Junior University. 1. Watkins, 2. Blase, 3. Maloney, 4.
Gard, 5. Clover, 6. Wilcox, 7. Urban, 8. Wines, 9. Austin, 10. Carroll, 11.
Brown, 12. Lachmund, 13. Davidson, 14. Darsie, 15. Peck, 16. Andrews, 17. Erb,
18. Hall, 19. Reeves, 20. Tilton.
obtained his degree at Stanford in Geology in 1915 and married Mary L. Bacon the
following year on 6th January in Los Angeles. He became
Vice-President and Gen. Manager of Montacal Oil Company in Los Angeles. They had
two children Elwin and Rosemary. His son Elwin Bacon Hall also attended Stanford
and was a mechanical and petroleum engineer at E. B. Hall & Co. Drilling and
He died on 20th January 1949 in Los Angeles, USA and buried at
Inglewood Cemetery, Los