GEORGE W. HILL, M.D., a prominent physician of Cave in Rock, Hardin County, is a son of Lytle T. Hill, who was born in North Carolina, January 27, 1820, and was brought up on the farm, his education being somewhat limited. He removed to Kentucky in 1836, and settled in Union county, where he engaged in speculating, and was married in 1845 to Rachel A. Riggs, a daughter of William Riggs, of Virginia. To this marriage there were born six children, namely: William D., of Hopkins County, Ky.; George W.; Mary E., wife of Wesley Curry; Adeline, deceased; Robert H., of Cave in Rock, Ill.; and James A., also of Cave in Rock. The mother of these children died in 1863, and the father married in 1876 Miss Jane Gregory, of Alabama. To this marriage there have been born three children, namely: Joseph, Susan and John, all at home. The father, who is now living in Alabama, has been a very successful farmer and has accumulated considerable property.
George W. Hill was born on board a store boat lying at Cedar Point, Ill., April 8, 1850. His boyhood days were spent on the farm and his early education obtained in the country schools, taught about thirty days each year in the pioneer log schoolhouse. At the age of twenty-two years he began the study of medicine, and afterward attended the medical college at Louisville, KY., and also that at Evansville, Ind. In 1877 he began the practice of medicine at Cave in Rock, and has been a very successful practitioner ever since, working up a lucrative business. He has, however, now abandoned the general practice, and is engaged only in an office practice. In 1879 he engaged in mercantile business at Cave in Rock, and at the present time owns three large stores which are doing an immense business.
Our subject was married January 31, 1878, to Rebecca C. daughter of John and Elizabeth Thompson, of Kentucky, by whom he has three children, namely: George L., Bessie C. and John W. Dr. Hill is a member of Cave in Rock Lodge No. 444, A.F. & A.M. Mrs. Hill passed to her final rest April 6, 1892. Our subject is a man of good business qualifications, and a gentleman in every respect.
Extracted from Biographical Review of Johnson, Massac, Pope, and Hardin Counties, Illinois, published in 1893, page 419
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