James R Hill

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JAMES R. HILL, sheet roller, employed in the American Sheet and Tin Plate Company´┐Żs plant at Leechburg, Pa., was born in Butler county, Pa., Oct. 16, 1866, son of Shiloh and Mary E. (Weaver) Hill.

James R. Hill obtained his education in the public schools and the Leechburg Academy, and afterward was employed in mill work under his father for four years. His next position was with a coal company in Westmoreland county, where he engaged in weighing coal for five years, and from there he went to Apollo, Pa., where he was employed in the sheet mill for one year, coming to Leechburg in October, 1893. He accepted a position in the Kirkpatrick & Co. mill, which was absorbed by the American Sheet and Tin Plate Company, and has been employed there ever since, in 1901 becoming a roller, one of the most responsible and lucrative positions in a mill of this kind.

On Oct. 13, 1891, Mr. Hill was married to Lizzie L. Millen, daughter of William and Susan (Frantz) Millen, and they had eight children born to them, all surviving except the fourth born, Mary M., who died when fifteen months old. Those living are: Earl C., who is a graduate of the Leechburg high school, and at present a student in the Iron City Business College, at Pittsburgh; Roy N.; William A.; Florence L.; James Clyde; Jessie E. and Grace F., all attending school who are old enough to be admitted. Mr. Hill and his family are members of Grace Lutheran Church and for several years he has served on the church council. Politically a Republican, his good citizenship has been recognized by his fellow citizens and they have kept him a member of the town council for three years.

Source: Page: 770 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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