Sep 202006
 

This is a transcription of the Sophia (Dodge) Hall biography from New Hampshire Women: A Collection of Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Daughters and Residents of the Granite State, Who are Worthy Representatives of their Sex in the Various Walks and Conditions of Life, The New Hampshire Publishing Co., Concord, NH, 1895, page 113.

Sophia (Dodge) Hall

Sophia (Dodge) Hall

Sophia Dodge Hall, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Hanson) Dodge, was born in Rochester, N.H., where her early life was passed. She was educated in the public schools of Boston and at Abbott Academy, Andover, MA. In January, 1877, she married Hon. Daniel Hall of Dover, where she has since resided. In February 1890, Mrs. Hall was elected department president of the New Hampshire Woman’s Relief corps, which trust she discharged with fidelity and success. During her administration the Soldiers’ Home at Tilton was built, and under her supervision was furnished by money contributed by the Woman’s Relief Corps throughout the state. This work was performed with marked energy, zeal, and executive ability. In June, 1890, Mrs. Hall was appointed one of the Board of Lady Managers of the World’s Colombian Exposition, and to this position brought unusual enthusiasm and intellectual grasp. She was also made chairman of woman’s work in New Hampshire, in which capacity she collected many interesting specimens of women’s work, which were displayed in the Woman’s Building. Everyone who visited the New Hampshire house will recall the attractive colonial relics and articles of historic interest, all of which were secured by her after much effort, and always by pledges of personal responsibility. In 1895 she was appointed by Governor Busiel a member of the Woman’s Board for the Atlanta Exposition. Mrs. Hall has one son, Arthur Wellesley Hall , born in 1878. She presides over a well-ordered home, and is generous, sympathetic, public spirited, and progressive a woman who counts no endeavor too arduous if it is for the betterment of her family, city, state, or country.