James Hill

6 April 1843–25 August 1904 (Age 61)
Farnham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Hill was born on 6 April 1843, in Farnham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Hill, was 40 and his mother, Sarah Ann Burningham, was 38. He married Mary Elizabeth Clifford on 13 December 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. He immigrated to Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1861 and lived in Ammon, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1893 and Elgin, Union, Oregon, United States in 1900. He died on 25 August 1904, in Milo, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Milo, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Hill
Mary Elizabeth Clifford
Marriage: 13 December 1866
James William Hill
Mary Jane Hill
Tillman Leonard Hill
George Clarence Hill
Clara Marie Hill
Ida Deborah Hill
Joseph Alvin Hill
John Leroy Hill
Arthur Richard Hill
Lillie Hill
Rillie Hill
Sara Elizabeth Hill
Hayden Hill
Annie Myrtle Hill
Ephraim Bert Hill

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · St. George's Hall
    Age 11
    In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.
    1862 · The Homestead Act
    Age 19
    The Homestead Act of 1862 gave each citizen 160 acres of land. The qualified applicants were required to build a home and cultivate the land for five years.  

    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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    Story Highlight


    James William Hill was born on 6 April 1843 in Farnham, Surrey, England to William and Sarah Ann Burningham Hill. He was the ninth of eleven children, all born in England. He was baptized into the Ch …

    Sources (80)

    • James Hill in household of William Hill, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • James Hill in entry for Annie Myrtle Hill Borrowman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • James Hill in household of William Hill, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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