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Richmond & Arnold
Chicago, Illinois

Page 276


Green E. Hill, M.D., one of the prominent physicians and surgeons of Macoupin County, has been a resident of Girard since 1898, locating in the city after almost a decade of successful practice at other points. Dr. Hill was born December 24, 1862, at Middletown, Logan County, Illinois, and is a son of the late Dr. Green and Martha (Caldwell) Hill.

The Hill family is of Southern antecedents, the late Dr. Hill having been born in 1813 in Tennessee. In 1854 he came to Illinois and secured 720 acres of land in Logan County. This property he improved and retained, in the meantime carrying on a large country medical practice, his activity ending only with his death, which took place November 28, 1892. A rather remarkable fact is that his five sons all adopted his profession, graduated from medical institutions and are all eminent practitioners.

Dr. Green E. Hill passed from the common schools to Eureka College, where he remained a student through 1883, 1884 and 1885, and then entered Rush Medical College at Chicago, and was graduated from that widely known institution, in 1890. In 1901 the Doctor took a post-graduate course at the Chicago Policlinic. Dr. Hill located first at Modesto, Illinois, and there met with so much success in his practice, that he remained seven years and then removed to Lincoln, Logan County. In the fall of 1898, Dr. Hill established himself at Girard, securing most desirable offices on the west side of the public square where many of the leading professional men are located. He was met with very satisfactory encouragement and on many occasions has shown his ability as a physician and his skill as a surgeon. He takes advantage of all opportunities for increasing his medical knowledge, and belongs, as a valued and useful member, to the Macoupin County and the Illinois State Medical societies and the American Medical Association; he attends their meetings and contributes to their literature. He also belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Dr. Hill married Harriet Miner, who is a daughter of Thomas and Margaret Miner. Thomas Miner was born in New Jersey, and resides near Girard, Macoupin County. Both the Doctor and wife are members of the Christian Church, and are prominent in local social circles. Politically he is a Democrat.

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