Edward Raoul Hill

1923–1994 (Age 71)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Edward Raoul

When Edward Raoul Hill was born in 1923, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Edward Roland Hill, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Albertine DeLair, was 32. He died in 1994, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Edward Roland Hill
1895–1968
Elizabeth Albertine DeLair
1891–1964
Edward Raoul Hill
1923–1994
Richard Ryan Hill
1928–1946
Robert Lee Hill
1929–1987

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 0

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1928 · The Detroit Zoo

Age 5

The Detroit Zoological Society was founded in 1911, but the zoo didn't officially open until August 1, 1928. At the opening ceremony, Mayor John C. Nagel was to speak to the gathered crowd. Arriving late, Nagel parked his car behind the bear dens and as he came rushing around the front. A polar bear leaped from the moat in the den and stood directly in front of Nagel. Unaware how precarious his situation was, Nagel stuck out his hand and walked toward the polar bear joking, ""He's the reception committee. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America with cage-less exhibits and the first zoo to no longer keep elephants because of the harsh winters causing psychological stress on them.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 19

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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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