Dr. George R Hill
Nov 14, 1841 – Sept 1, 1914
George R Hill was born Nov 14, 1841 at Fredrick Town (Madison County), MO to James Hill and Mary J. Robinson (both parents born in England).
They came to America in 1829 and settled in Madison County, MO.
CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS
SEPTEMBER 1, 1914
DR. GEORGE HILL 73, DIES
WAS ONE OF THE OLDEST PHYSICIANS IN COUNTY
SERVED AS CORONER AND ONCE WAS DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS – CONFEDERATE VETERAN
Dr. George R. Hill, who resided at 316 sophia street, died at 10:45 o’clock this morning after an illness of six weeks from a nervous breakdown. He was almost 73 years old.
For a number of years Dr. Hill was one of the most active and best known physicians of this city and county. He had resided in Carthage for 40 years, with the exception of several years, during which time he resided in Vinita, Oklahoma.
Dr. Hill was born at Fredricktown, Missouri November 14, 1841. He was educated in his home county and studied medicine under Dr. J. C. Griffith of Fredericktown. He also attended lectures at the St. Louis medical college. He was in the Confederate Army from 1861 to 1864 as a soldier. At the battle of Potosi, Missouri he was wounded and taken prisoner and remained on parole until 1864, when he joined the army again as assistant surgeon, and remained until the surrender of Lee.
He practiced medicine in his native county until 1872, when he moved to St. Clair county, Missouri. In 1876 he came to Carthage, where he remained in the practice of his profession, and served two years as county physician.
In 1895 he moved to Vinita, Oklahoma where he practiced medicine until 1907, when he returned to this city.
He was a member of the Masons and the Methodist Episcopal church South, having joined the church in 1888.
He was married in 1871 to Miss Maude B. Sandridge, of Fredricktown, a native of Mississippi. The wife and the following children survive;
George S. Hill of Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Mrs. John H. Harlin of Topeka, Kansas
Misses Dewdrop Hill and Jewell Hill, both of Carthage and D. P. Hill of Topeka, Kansas
He was once candidate for congress on the Democratic ticket. He was one of the boosters in the erection of the court house in Carthage, and also was active in street improvements.
He was for a long period a member of the school board and was active in church and religious work. For about 15 years he had been an invalid.
Burial was at Park Cemetery, Carthage on Sept 3, 1914 under the direction of Knell Undertaking Company.