William H. Hills

about 1848–
Illinois, United States

The Life of William H.

When William H. Hills was born about 1848, in Illinois, United States, his father, James D. Hills, was 31 and his mother, Harriet Burness, was 23.

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1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 0

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1863

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

English (southeastern):1. variant of Hill 1. 2. patronymic from Hill 2.

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

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