Martha "Mattie" Jane Hill

15 March 1878–5 June 1944 (Age 66)
Junction City, Lane, Oregon, United States

The Life Summary of Martha "Mattie" Jane

When Martha "Mattie" Jane Hill was born on 15 March 1878, in Junction City, Lane, Oregon, United States, her father, William Harris Hill, was 33 and her mother, Mary Ann 'Annie' Smith, was 34. She married Samuel Oscar Gray on 10 November 1898, in Palouse, Whitman, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Westlake, Idaho, Idaho, United States for about 10 years and Chattaroy, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1930. She died on 5 June 1944, at the age of 66, and was buried in Elk, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Oscar Gray
Martha "Mattie" Jane Hill
Marriage: 10 November 1898
Elsie Marie Gray
Areta Beatress Gray
William Harris “Bill” Gray
Thelma Elva Gray
Gladys Ruth Gray
Arthur Oscar "Art" Gray
Tempa Valetha Gray
Lorena Pearl Gray
Stanley Owen 'Bud' Gray

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1898Palouse, Whitman, Washington, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Historic Boundaries 1880: Spokane, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Spokane, Washington, United States
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 3
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 18
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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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    Sources (38)

    • Martha Hill in entry for Staley Owen Gray, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
    • Mattie J. Gray in household of Samuel O Gray, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Mattie Hill, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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