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RG0940.AM:  Charles E. Hill, 1852-1930



Diaries: 1878, 1888

Adams County, Nebraska

Size: One reel of microfilm containing two diaries



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in Illinois in 1852, Charles E. Hill married Ruth Gaddis at Whiteside, Illinois, on October 23, 1875.  The Hills came to Nebraska in 1878, settling in Adams County.  The couple had at least eight children, including Alma, Ada, Clarence, Myrtle, Gertrude, Grover, Clayton and Harry.  Charles Hill died on March 1, 1930.  Ruth Hill died in September of 1938.  Both are buried in Parkview Cemetery at Hastings, Nebraska.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consist of one reel of microfilm containing two diaries of Charles E. Hill. The first diary records the journey of the Hill family from Illinois to Adams County, Nebraska, in 1878. The second diary describes daily life and events on the Hill farm dating from 1888-1889.These two diaries were loaned for filming in October, 1955. The original diaries are not in the collections.



INVENTORY



Reel 1

Volume




    1. Diary of journey to Nebraska, 1878

    1. Diary of farm life, 1888-1889



 



Subject headings:



Diaries

Farm life — Nebraska — Adams County

Hill family

Hill, Charles E., 1852-1930

Hill, Ruth (Gaddis), 1854-1938

Overland journeys



 



RB/cs                   05-04-1965

Revised TMM      10-13-2016