Cassius M. Hall was born at Newton, Mass., in 1853, and was educated in the grammar schools at Brookline and Jamaica Plain, finishing in the Eliot High School, in the latter town. In 1877 he married Miss Fannie I. Nutter, eldest daughter of R. J. Nutter, Esq., principal of the grammar school at West Roxbury, which is a portion of the city of Boston. Soon after his marriage, Mr. Hall commenced business on his own account by opening a retail grocery store at Arlington, a town famous in revolutionary history. After twelve years of business in that place he came to California and spent a year at Redlands. On his return to the East he again engaged in the grocery business as a member of the firm of J. H. Upham & Co., of Dorchester. But he could not forget the genial climate of Southern California and was filled with a desire to return again to the Golden State. He accordingly came back to Redlands and purchased a home in the Residence Tract in September, 1896. Here he enjoys life in the daily view of magnificent scenery of mountains and valley and occupies his time in the care of his orange grove.
(Source: Illustrated Redlands, 1897, p. 43)