James Shields Hill

1 December 1844–2 March 1916 (Age 71)
Troy Township, Athens, Ohio, United States

The Life of James Shields

When James Shields Hill was born on 1 December 1844, in Troy Township, Athens, Ohio, United States, his father, Joseph Guerin Hill, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Jane Shields, was 30. He married Mary Elvina Hart on 15 October 1868, in Montgomery Township, Hickory, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 11 daughters. He lived in Rome Township, Athens, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Alexis Township, Butler, Nebraska, United States for about 15 years. He died on 2 March 1916, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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James Shields Hill
Mary Elvina Hart
Marriage: 15 October 1868
Magdalena Hill
Lena Margaret Hill
Josephine Hill
Lillian Eliza Hill
Alpha Hill
Dillian Hill
Josephine Hill
Reta Hill
Retta Hill
David Martin Hill
Joseph Hill
Mary Henrietta Hill
Alpha Bett Hill

Spouse and Children

15 October 1868
Montgomery Township, Hickory, Missouri, United States


    Magdalena Hill


    Lena Margaret Hill




    Joseph Hill


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · Los Angeles Is Incorporated

Age 6

Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850.

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: extremely common and widely distributed topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, Middle English hill (Old English hyll).2 English: from the medieval personal name Hill, a short form of Hilary ( see Hillary ) or of a Germanic (male or female) compound name with the first element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.3 German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing Germanic hild as the first element.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Hill in household of Joseph G Hill, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James M Hill in household of J G Hill, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J S Hill, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"

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