Person:Charles Hill (65)

  • F.  David Hill (add)
  • M.  Viola Holbrook (add)
  1. Charles William Hill1872 - 1958
  • HCharles William Hill1872 - 1958
  • WMaud Scofield1876 - 1965
m. 1 Nov 1894
  1. Guy S. Hill1901 - 1998
  2. Eunice Hill1905 - 1974
  3. Gerald C. Hill1911 - 1990
  4. Maud E. Hill1918 - 2008
Facts and Events
Name Charles William Hill
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 Feb 1872 Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Marriage 1 Nov 1894 to Maud Scofield
Death[1] 7 Oct 1958 Edgerton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Milton and Milton Junction Courier
    p. 5, October 9, 1958.

    Charlie W. Hill, 86, long a resident of Milton Junction, died Early Tuesday morning, Oct. 7, in Community Hospital, Edgerton, where he had been taken last Friday following a fall in his home on Ansley Ave., on Wednesday.
    The eldest son of David and Viola Holbrook Hill, he was born Feb. 23, 1872, in Milwaukee. Upon the death of his mother in 1887, he went to live with an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. George Henderson, in Waukesha County where he worked as a carpenter and at farm work.
    On Nov. 1, 1894, he married Maud Scofield at Eagle where they lived until 1899 when they moved to Price County, where he followed the carpenter trade. In 1903, he accepted a position as traveling salesman with a wholesale lumber company in Rockford, Ill. The family came to Milton Junction in 1908 but later lived at Antioch, Ill., where he managed a lumber yard four years. Returning to Milton Junction in 1917, he continued in the lumber business until 1942 when World War II disrupted the lumber industry.
    As a special deputy sheriff, he was employed as security guard at various industrial plants in Rock County. In 1944, Sheriff E. A. Silverthorn made him radio dispatcher which position he filled until 1948 when he became turnkey at the Rock County jail. He was retired in 1950 at the age of 78, one of the oldest active law enforcement officers in the State.
    Locally, Mr. Hill was a member of the Milton Junction Volunteer Fire department 12 years, and served two terms on the Milton Junction State Graded School board.
    He was active in Masonic circles and a member of Milton Lodge No. 161, F. & A. M. Lodge which presented a fifty year certificate to him in 1955. He was Worshipful Master of his Lodge in 1922 and served as treasurer 17 years.
    Besides his wife, survivors include four sons, Warren of Genoa City, Guy of Chetek, Neal of Whitewater and Gerald, Milton; three daughters, Mrs. Adrian Cookson of Janesville, Mrs. Maud Brown of Whitewater, and Mrs. Carliss Griffith, Janesville; also 24 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services are being held at 2:00 this Thursday afternoon in the Milton Junction Methodist Church, the Rev. Cecil V. Lawson officiating. Kenneth Bird at the organ accompanied Kenneth Babcock for the song service. Masonic rites will be conducted. For interment in Milton Junction Cemetery, pallbearers chosen were Jasper Webb, Allen L. Capelle, Dexter I, Munson, Fred Albright and Royce Dallman.