Oliver F. Hill

From: McLeansboro Times, August 23, 1917


Oliver F. Hill was born December 6, 1866, and died August 19, 1917, aged 50 years, 8 months and 13 days.  Mr. Hill married Mrs. Culley about twenty years ago and she survives him.

We have known Ol for over forty years, knew him when he was a boy, and all said that he was a physical giant.  Mr. Hill when young had a brilliant mind, he was good in his studies, and was mechanically turned.  He could make anything that he turned his hand to, and make it easy.  There was no lazy bones in his body.  He was truthful, and you could depend upon what he told you.  Fear was not known to him, he was not troublesome, but always stood ready to defend his rights.  If Ol was your friend, you had a friend upon whom you could depend.  When he worked for you, he would do his best to give you value received, no one ever charged dishonesty to him.

From his early boyhood, he lived a life full of fun and pleasure; he took great delight in playing with children, and their laughter filled him with delight.

The last time Mr. Hill was in McLeansboro, he said: "If I had not had so much fun in my young days, I would have been happier now".  This is an admonition worthy of careful consideration of all young people.  Ol has gone from us, but there still remain many pleasant memories of our association.  He leaves a wife, a father, three brothers, two sisters and many friends to mourn his departure.

The funeral was held from the residence of his father in this city Monday, August 20, 1917, at 3:00 o'clock p,.m., under the auspice of the K. of P. Lodge, and his remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows' cemetery of this city.

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