Biographical Database of NAWSA Suffragists, 1890-1920

Biography of Carlotta Case Hall, 1880-1949

By Itzely Arzate, Undergraduate, San Jose State University

College Equal Suffrage League of Northern California

Carlotta Case Hall was born on January 19, 1880 in Kingsville, Ohio. Her parents were Quincy A. Case and Adelaide Percy (Hardy) Case. Hall attended the University of California Berkeley where she studied botany and zoology. She graduated in 1904 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Natural Sciences. On February 23, 1910, Carlotta Case married Harvey Monroe Hall, a professor of botany at the University of California Berkeley. They had a daughter, Martha Hall, who was born in 1916. Carlotta and Harvey Hall co-authored a book together in 1912 on Yosemite Flora.

Hall became a member of the suffrage movement during the Progressive Era when women were becoming more involved in public social issues. Hall helped organize and direct events that led to the victory of women's suffrage both in California and nationwide. As a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, she was a member of the College Equal Suffrage League of Northern California. In May 1911, Hall was elected as one of the directors of the College Equal Suffrage League. She served on the advisory committee at the headquarters and helped with the organization of the 1911 suffrage campaign. The league was instrumental in helping pass the suffrage amendment in California in October of that year.

Hall's husband passed away in 1932. She continued to live in San Francisco bay area until at least 1940. She passed away in Ann Arbor, Michigan on December 6, 1949, at the age of 69.


1.)"Dr. H. M. Hall, Botanist, Dies in East." Oakland Tribune. March 12, 1932

2.)Harper, Ida Husted. The History of Women's Suffrage. Volume VI. 1900-1920. National American Woman Suffrage Association. New York: J. Little and Company, 1922

3.)Leonard, John William. Woman's Who's Who of America. New York: American Commonwealth Company, 1914

4.)"Mrs. Carlotta Case Hall." Dec. 6, 1949. Death Records. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, Michigan

5.)University of California Berkeley. Register, 194-1905. Berkeley: The University Press, 1905, 404

6.)U.S. Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1900

7.)U.S. Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920

8.)U.S. Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1910.

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