Edwin Hamilton HILL

Male 1847 - 1902  (54 years)


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  • Name Edwin Hamilton HILL  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Nickname Edward 
    Born 21 Dec 1847  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Between 10 Sep 1863 and 09 Jul 1865 
    Civil War: Private B Co. 7th Inf Reg. Il 
    Census 1870  Living in Elgin, Kane County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1900  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1902  [6
    Undertaker 
    Residence 1902  627 West Lake St., 14th Ward, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Medical Cond'tn Cert. 11931 
    Died 09 Jun 1902  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Cause: suicide 
    Buried Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    Notes 
    • Edwin died from the effect of carbolic acid administrated by his own hand with suicidal intent .

      Chicago Tribune - Wednesday June 11, 1902; page 2, Col. 3

      PICKS COFFIN; ENDS LIFE.

      Undertaker Arranges For His Own Funeral

      Edward E. Hill, Despondent over the death of wife, writes letters giving Directions for Burial and Takes Carbolic Acid....

      After writing three letters in which he gave explicit directions for his funeral, including the style and price of the coffin in which he wished to be buried, Edward E. Hill, an undertaker, ended his life yesterday at his home by swallowing carbolic acid. Grief over the death of his wife a year ago is believed to have been the motive which prompted the suicide.
      Hill rented apartents for himself and four children of Mrs. Couch at 64 Carpenter Street. One of his letters was addressed to her, notifying her that his life was insured for $1,100 and directing her to pay $200 to each of the children, the remainder to be used in defraying his funeral expenses.
      Hill also wote a letter to the firm of Moffett & Arnett, undertakers, at 1504 West madison Street, where he was formerly employed. In the letter Hill stated that he wanted F.J. Arnett to prepare his body for burial. "I want coffin No. 6, and it must not cost more than $50," the letter read.
      The third letter read as follows:
      "To whom it may concern: I E. H. Hill, took poison, as I was tired of life. Send my body to Moffett & Arnett's at 1504 West Madison Street. Letter No. 1 will give him ample information as to funeral arrngements."

      Chicago Daily News - Wednesday June 11, 1902; page 12, Col 6

      HILL - EDWIN H. HILL, June 9
      Funeral June 12, at Moffett & Arnett's undertaking rooms, Paulina and Lake Sts. at 9 a.m.; interment at Elgin, Illinois.
    Person ID I28727  Main Tree
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2018 

    Family Amelia Frances PADELFORD,   b. 21 Jun 1848, Elgin, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1898, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 04 Nov 1867  Elgin, Kane Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    Marriage License 04 Nov 1867  #6195 State of Illinois, Kane County Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Harry HILL,   b. 19 Feb 1874, Kearney, Buffalo Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1874, Kearney Junction, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Natural]
     2. Wilbur H. HILL,   b. 23 Apr 1872, Crystal Lake, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1873, Lincoln, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [Natural]
    +3. Fred Hill HAMILTON,   b. 02 Sep 1870, Elgin, Kane County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1923, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [Birth]
     4. Frank Hamilton HILL,   b. 25 Oct 1868, Sangotuck, Allegan County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Aug 1869, Elgin, Kane County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Oliva Louise HILL,   b. 11 Sep 1877, Crystal Lake, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1963, Maywood, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Grace Hamilton HILL,   b. 18 Dec 1880, Crystal Lake, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Leah Belle HILL,   b. 17 Sep 1875, Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Nov 1952, Gary, Lake, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F01707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Nov 1867 - Elgin, Kane Co., Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 04 Nov 1867 - #6195 State of Illinois, Kane County Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Living in Elgin, Kane County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1902 - 627 West Lake St., 14th Ward, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: suicide - 09 Jun 1902 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Edwin Hamilton Hill and Minnie Padelford Headstone
    Edwin Hamilton Hill and Minnie Padelford Headstone
    Edwin and Minnie Hill, my great-great grandparents are buried at the Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin, Ill.

    Created by Bob H
    Find A Grave

  • Sources 
    1. [S02917] Personal Information from Lila Hucker Slosson.

    2. [S02465] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900.

    3. [S00820] 1900 Census Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

    4. [S03336] Slason-Slauson-Slawson-Slosson Family by George C. Slawson dated 1946.

    5. [S00435] 1870 Census Elgin, Kane County, Illinois.

    6. [S02057] Death Certificate for Edwin H. Hill.

    7. [S02121] Death Certificate for Minnie Padelford/Hill.

    8. [S4437] Elgin, Kane County, Illinois - Bluff City Cemetery.

    9. [S02605] Marriage Certificate for E.H. Hill and Minnie Padelford.