Eva O. Hill

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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Yelvington Overby Hill
Nancy Smith
Benjamin Franklin Hill
Eva O. Hill
George Washington Hill
Nancy Elizabeth Hill
Starling J. Hill
Henrietta Isabel Hill

Parents and Siblings



    Benjamin Franklin Hill



    George Washington Hill


    Nancy Elizabeth Hill


    Starling J. Hill


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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.

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.

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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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