Grant Marshall Hill

13 March 1927–8 February 1984 (Age 56)
Carroll, Virginia, United States

The Life of Grant Marshall

When Grant Marshall Hill was born on 13 March 1927, in Carroll, Virginia, United States, his father, John Preston Hill, was 25 and his mother, Ida Iva Stoneman, was 26. He married Frieda Marylene Bowman on 27 August 1945, in Mount Airy Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Piper Gap Magisterial District, Carroll, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 8 February 1984, in Carroll, Virginia, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Fancy Gap, Carroll, Virginia, United States.

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Grant Marshall Hill
Frieda Marylene Bowman
Marriage: 27 August 1945

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27 August 1945
Mount Airy Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

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.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 14

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 17

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Grant Hill in household of John P Hill, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marshell G Hill in household of John P Hill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grant Hill in entry for Neil Patrick Harner and Brenda Ruth Hill, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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