This is a photograph of Adeline Susannah Boblett Hall. She was born in Dayton, Ohio on September 23, 1844. During the United States Civil War, she aided the Union cause by working as a nurse treating wounded soldiers. In 1867, she journeyed west to Kansas where she worked as a schoolteacher. She met James Knox Polk Hall in Minneapolis, Kansas during an Indian raid and the two eventually married on January 31, 1869.