Thomas Hills

Male19 June 1862–9 July 1923

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Hills was born on 19 June 1862, in Great Staughton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Lewis Hills, was 32 and his mother, Caroline Bosworth, was 32. He married Mary Ellen Ball on 9 July 1885, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 9 July 1923, in Glencoe, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Coalville Cemetery, Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Hills
Mary Ellen Ball
Marriage: 9 July 1885
George Ernest Hills
Leah Marie Hills

Sources (11)

  • Thomas Hills in household of Lewis Hills, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Thomas Hills in entry for George Ernest Hills, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Thomas Hills, "United States Census, 1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 July 1885Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 1

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 18

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Hill with genitival -s if a relationship name, attested in Matilda Hilles, 1327 (Somerset), where the genitival form may signify widowhood; or with plural -s if habitational, attested in Johanne de Hyles, 1379 (Bickerstaffe, Lancashire), and Ricardo del Hyles, 1379 (Great Eccleston, Lancashire); or, with post-medieval excrescent -s, probably the most common form.

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

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