Lucy Landon Hall
b. 19 April 1906, d. 10 August 1989
- Father: William Bonnell Hall b. 3 January 1866, d. 20 February 1946
- Mother: Irene Sample Ellerbe b. 22 April 1876, d. 23 December 1965
- Lucy Landon Hall was born on 19 April 1906 in Sewanee, Franklin County, Tennessee.
- She was known as Landon.
- William Bonnell Hall and Irene Sample Ellerbe appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, at 720 Fremont Street. Other members of the household included Lucy Landon Hall, Charlotte Walker Cobbs.
- William Bonnell Hall and Irene Sample Ellerbe appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, at 720 Pettus Street. Other members of the household included Lucy Landon Hall.
- William Bonnell Hall and Irene Sample Ellerbe appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, at 716 Pettus Street. Other members of the household included Lucy Landon Hall.
- She was employed as a teacher in a public senior high school, according to the 1940 census.
- The following appeared in the Sewanee Alumni News: (May 1946): Dr. William Bonnell Hall, ’85, one of Sewanee’s distinguished alumni, died at his home in Selma, Alabama, on February 20, at the age of 80. “Dr. Billy” came out of retirement in 1909 to head the University, following the death of Vice-Chancellor Edward Wiggins. He remained on the Mountain until Bishop Knight became Vice3-Chancellor in 1914.
Holder of the degrees of B.S., C.E., and M.A. from the University of the South, he served Sewanee in many positions, including those of medical officer, professor of physicis and botany, and dean of the college. He received his M.D. degree at the University of Virginia. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Dr. Hall was a native of Lowndes County, where his family had settled before Alabama became a state. At one time he was mayor of Selma and president of Selma Times-Journal Corporation.
His widow, Mrs. Hall, was the former Irene Ellerbe, a granddaughter of Bishop Cobb of alabama. His daughter, Miss Landon Hall, is a teacher at Parish High School. Dr. Hall was the brother of Mrs. W. H. MacKellar of Sewanee.
- She married George Henry Barker on 11 March 1970 in Sewanee, The University of the South, Franklin County, Tennessee, at All Saints' Chapel.
- The following appeared in The Sewanee News (March 1970): Class Notes ('26) George H. Barker married Miss Landon Hall in All Saints’ Chapel last March 11. They are living in Sewanee. She is the daughter of former Vice-Chancellor William B. Hall, who held the University’s top post from 1909-1914.
And in December 1970: Class Notes ('26) George Barker and his wife, the former Landon Hall, have moved into their new home at Sewanee, on a site near SMA.
- Lucy Landon Hall became a widow at the 23 April 1986 death of her husband George Henry Barker.
- The following appeared in The Sewanee News (April 1986): In Memoriam . . . George Henry Barker, C'26, retired assistant University treasurer, captain of Sewanee's 1925 football team, and a member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame; on April 23, 1986, in Sewanee. A native of Chattanooga, he was an outstanding athlete at Baylor School before being guided to Sewanee by Alexander Guerry, later University Vice-Chancellor. Called "Zany" Barker by his friends, he played old-style quarterback and safety on the last Tiger football team to defeat Vanderbilt (when Vanderbilt was a southern power) — a 16-0 victory on Thanksgiving Day in 1924. The next year he was captain and received the Porter Cup as the outstanding athlete of the year. He served in the Army during World War II. He returned to Sewanee and served as assistant treasurer from 1949 until his retirement in 1966. His widow is Landon Hall Barker of Sewanee. He is also survived by two children, Mrs. Homer Barnes and George L. Barker, C'53.
- Lucy Landon Hall died on 10 August 1989 at age 83.
- She was interred at University of the South Cemetery, Sewanee, Franklin County, Tennessee.
- The following appeared in The Sewanee News (October 1990): Landon Hall Barker, daughter of former Vice-Chancellor (1909-1914), Regent (1914-1934), and retired teacher of science William Bonnell Hall, established a scholarship fund [William Bonnell Hall and Irene Ellerbe Hall Memorial Scholarship] in memory of her father and mother. The income from this fund, now in excess of $173,000, is to be used for scholarships to aid pre-medical students or students majoring in chemistry or biology. Landon Hall Barker, who was born in the house now known as the French House, was the wife of George Henry Barker, C'26, captain of the 1924 Sewanee football team (the last year in which Sewanee defeated Vanderbilt).
- Last Edited: 12 Sep 2015