Olevia Hill

Brief Life History of Olevia

When Olevia Hill was born on 10 November 1871, in Earlham, Madison, Iowa, United States, her father, William R. Hill, was 24 and her mother, Mary Coats Peacock, was 21. She married Jeptha Bailey Smith on 12 September 1889, in Madison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bugtown, Canyon, Idaho, United States in 1950 and Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States in 1964. She died on 23 March 1964, in Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States.

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Jeptha Bailey Smith
Olevia Hill
Marriage: 12 September 1889
Mary Edith Smith
Anna Clarice Smith
Floyd McKinley Smith
Jesse Charles Smith
William George Smith
Theodore Smith
Curtis J. Smith
Lester David Smith

Sources (21)

  • Olevia H Smith, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Olive Hill, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Olevia Hill Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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Historical Boundaries 1880: Ada, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Ada, Idaho, United States 1892: Canyon, Idaho, United States

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, from Middle English hill, hell, hull ‘hill’ (Old English hyll). Compare Hiller . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

English: possibly in some cases from the personal name Hille, a pet form of some name such as Hilger or Hillary .

German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing ancient Germanic hild ‘battle’ as the first element.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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