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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Family Time Line

James Shields Hill
1844–1916
Mary Elvina Hart
1849–1936
Marriage: 15 October 1868
Magdalena Hill
1869–
Lena Margaret Hill
1869–
Josephine Hill
1876–
Lillian Eliza Hill
1881–1940
Alpha Hill
Dillian Hill
Josephine Hill
Reta Hill
Retta Hill
1870–1946
David Martin Hill
1873–1965
Joseph Hill
1875–
Mary Henrietta Hill
1876–
Alpha Bett Hill
1883–1958

Spouse and Children

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

(13)

    Magdalena Hill

    Female1869–Female

    Lena Margaret Hill

    Female1869–Female

    Female1870–1946Female

    Male1873–1965Male

    Joseph Hill

    Male1875–Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

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.
1863

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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