Eva O. Hill

1860–
Clay, Illinois, United States

The Life of Eva O.

When Eva O. Hill was born in 1860, in Clay, Illinois, United States, her father, Yelvington Overby Hill, was 28 and her mother, Nancy Smith, was 31. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Shelby Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Yelvington Overby Hill
1832–1908
Nancy Smith
1829–
Benjamin Franklin Hill
1857–1918
Eva O. Hill
1860–
George Washington Hill
1861–1932
Nancy Elizabeth Hill
1863–1922
Starling J. Hill
1864–1915
Henrietta Isabel Hill
1868–1933

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Benjamin Franklin Hill

    Male1857–1918Male

    Female1860–Female

    George Washington Hill

    Male1861–1932Male

    Nancy Elizabeth Hill

    Female1863–1922Female

    Starling J. Hill

    Male1864–1915Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.
1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 32

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Anie G Hill in household of Zelsington O Hill, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ovy O Hill in household of Yelvington Hill, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ava O Hill in household of Alvin O Hill, "United States Census, 1880"

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