DEATH OF GEORGE HILL
An Old and Highly Respected Citizen Passes Away
George Hill, one of the oldest residents of Jefferson county,
died at his home in Shiloh township, about three miles and a
half northwest of town, at 9 o'clock last night, after a lingering
Deceased was born in Beaver county, Penn., Sept. 4th, 1813,
where he resided until he was ten or twelve years of age, when he
moved with his parents to Mahoning county, O, locating near the city
of Youngstown, where he remained till December, 1853, when he emigrated
to Illinois and settled in Jefferson county. When a young man, Mr.
Hill learned the machinist's trade and was engaged in the iron trade
at Youngstown for many years.
In 1832, when only 19 years of age, he was married to Miss Hannah
Harriet Hull, of Mahoning county. Of this union six children were born,
all of whom died when quite young. His first wife having died some time
previously he was married to Miss Julia Woolford in Trumball county, O,
in 1853, and in the winter of the same year came to Jefferson county and
engaged in farming. Of the second marriage nine children were born, of
whom Sanford, Mrs. Reece Sheperd and Miss Maggie Hill are the only survivors.
He leaves a wife and three children, ten grandchildren, seventeen great
grandchildren and three great great grandchildren to mourn his death.
His funeral will take place at Pleasant Grove church at 12:30 tomorrow,
Rev. J. C. Kinnison conducting the obsequies. The interment will be at
Pleasant Grove cemetery, near which the deceased had so long resided.
January 14, 1899 Mt. Vernon Daily Register
submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
Oct 15, 1997