M John Arthur Hill Grandpa Jack

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(John ArthurHill)

  • Born 6 September 1852 - Knob Noster, Washington Twp. Johnson Co. MO
  • Deceased 19 January 1935 - Owosso, MI,aged 82 years old
  • Buried 23 January 1935 - Oak Grove Cemetery, Oakley, MI
  • Rail Road Worker


 Spouses and children



Individual Note

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John Arthur Hill

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John Arthur Hill

John Arthur Hill served with the 19th Regiment, Company C, of the Kansas Volunteer Cavalry in their campaigns agaist the Kiowas, Arapahoes, Cheyennes and XComanches in 1868-1869.(Source: Eva Mae Mayhew [edited by Patricia Mayhew Vincent] - Bridges To The Mayhew Past - Published in Allen Co. KY, 1985)(Source: John Arthur Hill Indian Wars Volunteer Enlistment Paper - Indian War Inlistment - National Archives)

-- GEDCOM (INDI) --1 ANCI Great grandfather of Thom Little


According to sworn info he gave in his Indian Wars pension application, John was born in Johnson Co. Missouri. While on his death certificate, Knobs,KY is given as birth place. The death certificate info was given by Clara Bell Jones, his daughter.


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John's Death Certificate


(Chesaning Argus)
Oakley, Jan. 21 - Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist Episcopal Church here for John Hill, 82, a resident of this village for 59 years, who died at Memorial Hospital in Owosso Saturday night of Bright's disease from which he had been a sufferer for two years. He was taken to the hospital on Friday night.
The Rev. C. B. Lyon, Pastor of the first Church of in Owosso will officiate and interment will be made in the Oakley Cemetery.
Mr. Hill was born in Knobbs MO. September 6, 1862. He resided in Kansas for a number of years and was married in that state to Miss Kate Whitmer, December 4, 1872, coming to Oakley in 1874. She died in 1915. Mr. Hill was foreman of the section crew on the Michigan Central Railroad here for many years, retiring on a pension in 1915. He was a member of the Pioneers' Association of the Michigan Central.
Surviving are four sons, Arthur, of Oakley; Frank and Samuel, of Lansing, and Henry, of Los Angeles Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Earl Jones, of Vernon, and Mrs. Monroe Towne, of Detroit; one brother, Valentine of Fort Leavenworth, Kas; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Borkert of Council Grove, Kas, and Mrs Mary Brown of Kansas City, Kas, and 29 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Family Note

Marriage with Katherine Whitmer

State of Kansas
Sworn statement - To the Probate Court of said County.
Jefferson County
I, Athniel Bruner, a gospel Minister, in said county, do hereby certify that on the 4th day of December A.D. 1872, at the brides father's, in said county, I joined in marriage Mr. John A. Hill and Miss Katherine Whitmer, given under my hand this 5th day of December A.D. 1872.
Athniel Bruner
Attest: J.F. Bliss Probate Court

Family of John Hill & Kate Whitmer; click Image to enlarge

On porch: Sam; Frank; Emmett
In Front: Mame/Hellen; Henery; Belle; Sebra; John; Art; Kate

John Hill & Kate Whitmer Family; 1915

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  • Birth:
    - Shiawassee Co. MI, Clerk - Certificate of Death, Michigan Dept of Health register # 21; 19 Jan 1935 - John A Hill death record
    - John Arthur Hill Indian Wars Volunteer Enlistment Paper - Indian War Inlistment - National Archives
    - Research of Carol Fletcher, - From Hill Family Bible given by Valentine Hill to Nancy Jane Hill - Hill Bible - Information sent by Mrs LeRoy Osborne (Blanche)
  • Spouse:
    - Athniel Bruner, a gospel Minister, in Jefferson Co. Kansas - Sworn Statement by minister of Marriage, to the Probate Court of Jefferson Co. Kansas - John & Kate marriage
    - Indian Wars Pension Application of John Arthur Hill - National Archives
    - Chesaning Argus, 17 Jun 1915, page 8 - Katherine Whitmer obituary - Kate (Whitmer) Hill obit - From the research of Woodrow Hill
    - Jefferson Co. Historical and Jefferson Co Genealogical Societies - Yesteryears - Oct 1981
  • Family: The research of Carol Fletcher - Wife of Larry E Fletcher, a grandson of Frank Hill and Edith Huntington - Research of Carol Fletcher
  • Death, burial: Shiawassee Co. MI, Clerk - Certificate of Death, Michigan Dept of Health register # 21; 19 Jan 1935 - John A Hill death record

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John Arthur Grandpa Jack Hill 1852-1935

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