Gwen Elizabeth Hill

21 December 1905–22 July 1995 (Age 89)
Coal Bluff, Nevins Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States

The Life of Gwen Elizabeth

When Gwen Elizabeth Hill was born on 21 December 1905, in Coal Bluff, Nevins Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States, her father, Henry Hill, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Jane Langman, was 23. She married James F Self on 13 August 1927, in Vermillion, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in West Terre Haute, Sugar Creek Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 22 July 1995, at the age of 89, and was buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Otter Creek Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James F Self
Gwen Elizabeth Hill
Marriage: 13 August 1927
Elizabeth Self
Audry Jane Self Morris

Spouse and Children

13 August 1927
Vermillion, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Thelma Lucille Hill



    William Henry Hill


    David Richard Hill


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 1

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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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Sources (3)

  • Gwen Self in household of James F Self, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gwen Self in household of James F Self, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gwen E Hill in household of Henry Hill, "United States Census, 1920"

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