American Medical Biographies/Hall, Moses Smith

Hall, Moses Smith (1824–1905).

Moses Hall was born at Hawley, Massachusetts, March 1, 1824, and died at Parkersburg, West Virginia, April 9, 1905.

Dr. Hall came to Ritchie County, West Virginia, in 1844, and read medicine with Dr. (Gen.) Thomas M. Harris, of Harrisville, and attended the Louisville Medical University. He held an arduous country practice in Harrisville up to 1861, and in 1861 recruited a company for service in the Union Service, serving as its captain until May, 1862, when he was promoted to be lieutenant-colonel of the tenth Regiment of West Virginia Volunteers; was twice wounded and on his discharge in April, 1865, resumed practice at Harrisville, where he became the leading practitioner, also serving in the Legislature of 1874, and while there introducting a bill to regulate the practice of medicine and surgery in West Virginia. It was defeated and such action delayed until 1881. He was a member of the West Virginia State Medical Society, and its president in 1874. In 1850 he married Ellen F. Sampson of Athens, Ohio. Two daughters survived.
Phys. and Surgs. of U. S., W. B. Atkinson, 1878.