Jessie Velma Hill

24 January 1898–15 May 1985 (Age 87)
Appleby, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States

The Life of Jessie Velma

When Jessie Velma Hill was born on 24 January 1898, in Appleby, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas Hardeman Hill, was 21 and her mother, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Alice Branch, was 20. She married Joseph Lewis Swanson on 1 February 1920, in Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States in 1900 and Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 May 1985, in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Appleby, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Lewis Swanson
Jessie Velma Hill
Marriage: 1 February 1920
Joseph Garth Swanson
Barbara Jean Swanson

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Lewis Swanson



1 February 1920
Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth "Lizzie" Alice Branch





    Thurman Walker Hill


    Lillian Hill



    Thomas Oliver Hill


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 3

Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful "oil boom".
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Jessie Swanson in household of Joseph Swanson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jessie Swansen in household of Joseph Swansen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jesse V Hill in household of Thos H Hill, "United States Census, 1900"

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