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Richard Hill- Somerset Eng- 1852-1933
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Dec 7, 2018 23:58:34   #
Swede
 
Saw this headstone at a place I have walked around a lot over the last the last 60+years,

5 miles from home now.

Over the years never really thought to much of the headstones, until this time out, I started thinking about his marker.

His family, his friends. Do they know?

I would like this to be shared

Close by is where the Columbia and the Pend' Oreille rivers join, stone through from the CDN/ US border, this can be seen in the last frame, the cut in the mountain, upper left.

I hope someone might recognize this gentleman's name, family might be interested where he rest ,or might know someone that might - “what ever happened to Richard Hill?”

Richards grave site, this from Google Earth: 49 00'23,24 N, 117 36' 15.95W .

Found out “Somerset” is a county in South West England, I thought it was a city.


Along with a lot of others,,except for the ones underground , this was before the fence, someone got in torn up the place, all the headstones where moved ,the volunteers who saved what they could .

I hope this get passed on to the people that it should

Swede











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Dec 8, 2018 00:59:18   #
Alsweet
 
Hi Swede-As an ex Somerset man, I have taken the liberty of forwarding this post to a friend of mine who is the Editor of "Somerset County Gazette."
If there are any responses I'll let you know.

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Dec 8, 2018 05:31:45   #
Swede
 
If there are any responses I'll let you know.[/quote]

WOW, All is sweet and it never ends surprising me . One of my good friends is the editor of the local paper here: Trail Times, I'll run "Richard Hill" by him and see what he gets

Small world isn't it, ya made my weekend thus far, and to find a connection. "Oh-My



Thanks

Swede

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Dec 8, 2018 07:06:39   #
Canonuser
 
How about this then?

Richard Hill was an unmarried farmer who lived in the Waneta area. Two border crossing records, in 1926 and 1931, show him visiting a brother in Orillia WA, Frank G. Hill.

The 1911 Census of Canada shows his arrival from England as 1882. The border crossing record for 1931 reads "Philadelphia - 1882 - Indiana" for seaport, date of landing, and place of citizenship, implying he initially went to the U.S and became a citizen. According to the 1921 Census of Canada, he arrived in Canada in 1899, and naturalized in 1902.

As of 14 Oct 2014, this contributor has been unable to determine his place of death.

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Dec 8, 2018 07:46:42   #
Canonuser
 
On 1 January 1921 Richard Hill appears in the Census records for New Jersey
He is at a house where the head of the family is listed as John Stevens. Also there is John Steven’s wife Louise and their 11 year old daughter, Bessie.
Richard Hill is listed as Father in Law.

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Dec 8, 2018 12:00:29   #
donrosshill
 
Thank you for this info. When I do my Ancestry I hope I can confirm that I am related to "Richard Hill".
My Daughter is in that process now. We know that the Hill name is English just not sure where and when.
Thanks

Donald Ross Hill

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Dec 8, 2018 12:37:48   #
Canonuser
 
Donald, check out the Wincanton area in and around 1852.
Another route is via his brother, Frank G Hill. There’s a good chance they were both born in the UK in a similar location and as generally families in those days tended to remain in area close to where they originated there should be some good leads using Somerset as the search area.

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Dec 8, 2018 12:52:19   #
donrosshill
 
Thank you for the link. I will add it to my data for research.
It is always great to know our heritage.
On my Mothers side of the family it turns out through my 3rd great grand mother to be American Cherokee Indian.

Don

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Dec 8, 2018 19:54:29   #
ab7rn
 
Check out Jim Hill and Sam Hill,

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Dec 9, 2018 03:25:37   #
Canonuser
 
ab7rn wrote:
Check out Jim Hill and Sam Hill,

Sorry Ab7rn, but without further information checking out these names is virtually impossible.
Taking as a parameter dates 10 years either side of Richard Hill’s year of birth and using Somerset, England as a control, the results are impossible to search unless you have a lot more time than me.
There are 13,633 references to James Hill and 4,143 for Samuel Hill.
Without much more information searching the names you suggest is not practical.
Sorry.

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Dec 9, 2018 12:23:25   #
JohnSwanda (a regular here)
 
Richard Hill must be a fairly common name, and with no middle name or initial, I'm don't know if searching for the name will yield the correct one.

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Dec 9, 2018 12:50:43   #
Canonuser
 
JohnSwanda wrote:
Richard Hill must be a fairly common name, and with no middle name or initial, I'm don't know if searching for the name will yield the correct one.

Check the earlier responses. He’s been found.

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