Mackall D. Hill


DR. MACKALL D. HILL, an able and scholarly physician of Steubenville was born in COlumbiana county, Ohio, March 4, 1819. He is the son of Philip and Abrilla (Dawson) Hill, both of whom were of English descent. His father, a native of Washington county, Penn., settled in Columbiana county in about 1812. Five years later he was married to Abrilla Dawson, a native of Beaver county, Penn., and for three of four years they resided in Columbiana county. When their son, Mackall, was a year and a half old, they removed to Beaver county, Penn., and settled in the village, of Ohioville, where the father followed his trade, that of a blacksmith, for more than half a century. His wife died in Ohioville in about 1873 and he survived her until 1880. His last place of residence was Industry, Beaver county, whither he had gone two years preceding his death. Dr. Hill was reared in Ohioville, where he received his early education, which was continued in Neville institute and Beaver's institute, two academic institutions, attending the former two years and the latter a year and a half. Between the two periods of study he taught school about two years and a half in Beaver county, Penn., and after his attendance at Beaver's institute, he taught another term of school. In the meantime he had entered upon the study of medicine with Dr. James P. Scroggs, with whom he studied, when not otherwise engaged, for about four years. After having taken a course of lectures in Willoughby medical college he entered upon the practice of his profession at Paris, Washington Co., Penn., in 1844. There he soon won a lucrative practice which he held during twenty-nine years. In the fall of 1855 he entered the Cleveland medical college, where he graduated in the spring of 1856. In April, 1873 he removed from Paris, Penn., to Steubenville, where he has since actively practiced his profession. Dr. Hill was married August 3, 1847 to Rachel D., daughter of William and Susannah (Maxwell) Moore. She was born in Wellsville, Ohio, in April 1825. Their marriage has resulted in the birth of nine children, six of whom are now living, two of whom are sons. Dr. Hill and wife are members of the Second Presbyterian church of Steubenville. In politics he ia an ardent republican. He is a member of the Jefferson County Medical society and of the American Medical association. Dr. Hill is a remarkably well preserved man for his age and would be taken to be much younger than he is. he stands very high, both socially and professionally, and is a man whose judgment is considered worthy of confidence. His practice has been general in its character, and as a practitioner of this kind he is probably without a superior in this section.

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