Charles Mc Nair Hill

Dies When Eighty-Eight

Kendall County Record, March 13, 1918

Charles M. Hill, one of the honored members of the Yorkville Post, No. 522, G. A. R., died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Theresa Swain, in Yorkville. Mr. Hill had been an active man up to last fall and no gathering was held that Mr. Hill didn't attend if it had to do with patriotism or the memories of some of his brothers in arms. He began to fail last summer and the long, cold winter had much to do with bring him to a condition which made death the conqueror of his aged body.

Charles M. Hill was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, March 20, 1830 and came to Illinois in 1856 with his wife of but three years, making his home in Kendall County from that time to the time of his death with the exception of a year spent in Missouri. His wife was Miss Sarah Jane Johnson to whom he married in 1853 and who spent the years of comfort and happiness with her family in the county untill her death in 1900, when the husband and father made his home with the children who were so ready and willing to administer to his wants.

Mr. Hill served with credit through the Civil War as a member of Company K, 127th Illinois Volunteers. Since he was mustered out he has taken an active interest in things military and was prominent in the doings of the local post.

The children who are left to mourn their father's departure are Myron B. of Winfield Kansas; John of Minnesota; Ernest of Brookfield, Missouri; Charles of Woodstock; Mrs. Theresa Swain, Fred and Frank, all of Yorkville. The funeral was held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Swain, Sunday afternoon with the Rev. A. E. Haydon in charge of the services. Mr. Hill had long been a member of the Pavilion Baptist Church and was buried in the Pavilion Cemetery.



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