Vetal Hiller

26 April 1870–30 January 1942 (Age 71)
Jackson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Vetal

When Vetal Hiller was born on 26 April 1870, in Jackson, Illinois, United States, his father, Jacob Hiller, was 33 and his mother, Mary Ann Etherton, was 28. He married Rosa May Combs on 16 March 1892, in Franklin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Murphysboro, Jackson, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 30 January 1942, in Six Mile Township, Franklin, Illinois, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Miners Cemetery, Royalton, Franklin, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vetal Hiller
Rosa May Combs
Marriage: 16 March 1892
Ernest Hiller
Winifred Marion Hiller
Roy Samuel Hiller
Everett Hiller
Mary Ann Hiller
Lola Mae Hiller
Charley Herman Hiller

Spouse and Children


    Rosa May Combs


16 March 1892
Franklin, Illinois, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Ann Etherton




+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 20

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 Southern English: topographic name for someone living by a hill. See Hill 1.2 German: metronymic from Hille, a pet form of the female personal name Hildegund ( see Hilke ).3 North German, Frisian, and Dutch: from a masculine personal beginning with the Germanic element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vetal Hillar, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Vitdl Hiller in household of Winfred Hiller, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vestal Hiller, "United States Census, 1900"

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