Rebecca Hood Hill

2 April 1844–16 September 1922 (Age 78)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Rebecca Hood

When Rebecca Hood Hill was born on 2 April 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Archibald Newell Hill, was 27 and her mother, Isabella Hood, was 22. She married Edwin Pettit on 29 October 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. She died on 16 September 1922, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Pettit
1834–1924
Rebecca Hood Hill
1844–1922
Marriage: 29 October 1864
Mary Isabell Pettit
1866–1905
Clara Hannah Pettit
1868–1869
Emeline Pettit
1870–1947
Edwin Pettit
1872–1932
Lillian Hill Pettit
1873–1941
Daisy Elizabeth Pettit
1875–1949
Florence Pettit
1877–1877
Nellie Pettit
1878–1952
Fanny Rebecca Pettit
1880–1908
Archibald Newel Pettit
1882–1958
Elsie Pettit
1884–1968
Jesse Raymond Pettit
1886–1949
Winifred Pettit
1888–1972
William Alfred Pettit Sr.
1890–1970

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 October 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (14)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 1
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    1846
    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1865
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Hillock
    Hills
    Hiller
    Hil

    Story Highlight

    Archibald Newell Hill

    ARCHIBALD NEWELL HILL On February 21, 1840 Archibald Newell Hill married Isabella Hood daughter of congregational Minister and weaver at township of Tosoronto. In the spring of the following year ( …

    Sources (58)

    • Rebecca Hood Hill in entry for Jesse Raymond Pettit, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Rebecca Hill in household of Archbald Hill, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Hannah Hill in entry for William Alfred Pettit and Laura Mildred Tanner, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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