Person:William Hill (61)

m. 25 Dec 1871
  1. Emeline M. HILL1874 - 1950
  2. William HAYWARD HILL1876 - 1941
  3. Charles M. HILL1877 - 1932
  4. Chester N. Hill1887 - 1944
m. 19 Nov 1900
  1. Birdye Fay HILL1901 - 1977
  2. Willis Harmon HILL1902 - 1996
  3. Donald Nathan HILL1905 - 1984
  4. Opal Doris HILL1906 - 1989
  5. Frederick Chester HILL1908 - 1993
  6. Boyce Bernhart HILL1910 - 1999
  7. Carol Lylas HILL1912 - 1992
  8. Minnie Fern HILL1913 - 1960
  9. Edith Lanore Hill1917 - 1971
Facts and Events
Gender Male
Birth? 25 May 1876 Oakfield, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
Marriage 19 Nov 1900 Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesotato Cora Emma HOVEY
Divorce Y
from Cora Emma HOVEY
Death? 26 Aug 1941 Spokane, Spokane, Washington
Burial? 29 Aug 1941 Spokane, Spokane, Washington
Reference Number? 6

Information on this individual obtained from personal knowledge and family records in possession of Willis J. Hill of Missoula, MT. Also found on 1900 Census for Cottonwood Co. Minnesota #1240760, town of Amboy.

Birth records for Fond du Lac county were searched for the time period around birthdate, but no record was found. It was not mandatory that records be submitted at that time.

From the Spokane Daily Chronicle, 27 August 1941:

HILL, William (Bud)--Passed away August 26. His home was at the Hillview Service Station on the Inland Empire highway. He was a Spanish-American War veteran. (I sent for records in 1999 and got nothing.) Survived by his (2nd) wife Edna, at the home; 9 children in the east; 1 sister, Mrs. Emma Allie, of Wisconsin. Funeral Friday, August 29, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Memories at the Thornhill-Carey Funeral Home, N1322 Monroe St. Rev. Lloyd A. Whiting of the Reorganized Church of the Latter-Day Saints officiating.

In a family history written by Juliann Schurian, a granddaughter, she states: "While my grandparents were living in Excelsior, Minn. they decided to go to Canada along with my great grandparents (Willis J. and Minnie Aves Hovey) in 1909. They ended up in Vanscoy, Sask., Canada. Nine miles from there they took up a homestead. After five years and three children, they decided to return to the U.S. So in the spring of 1914, they got together with my great grandparents and in their covered wagons, they began their long tiring journey to Glasgow, Mont. My great grandfather bought land and stayed in Glasgow, while my grandparents journeyed on to Lovell, Wyoming. After a few months my grandfather, unable to find work, left my grandmother and seven children and went to Great Falls, Mont. to look for work. A short time after he left, my grandmother decided to follow, so she and her children built their covered wagon by themselves and set out for Great Falls in October. The family suffered many hardships and dangers, but arrived safely in Great Falls on December 22, 1915. When Social Security came into effect, they were surprised to find out that by taking a homestead in Canada, it had made my grandparents (and all children born in Canada) official Canadian citizens. So they had to take out United States citizenship papers."