George Miles Hill
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 12/6/2009 at 04:00:53
[brief excerpt from a much longer biography]
George Miles Hill, one of the most active factors in the progress and development of the city of Wisconsin Rapids, was born on a farm in Allamakee Township (sic*), Allamakee County, Iowa, Feb. 28, 1857, son of Stephen G. and Axie (Berry) Hill. both parents were from New England, the father being a native of Vermont and the mother of Maine. They were married in a town in the eastern part of Vermont and subsequently came West, stopping for a time at Beloit, Wis., and then settling in Iowa, Allamakee County being in the northeastern corner of that state. There Mrs. Stephen G. Hill died one month after the birth of her son, George Miles, and her husband survived her but two years. Thus orphaned in infancy, George M. Hill was received into the home of his maternal grandparents at Waukon, Iowa, and lived with them until he was ten years old, as a boy attending district school. He then came to Centralia, Wood County, Wis., to live with Manley and Biancy Hill, the former of whom was his uncle. He began business life as clerk in the drug store of H.T. Panter & Co., on the west bank of the river, but after a few months left them to enter the employ of H.B. Philleo & Co. on the east side of the stream. He thus acquired a knowledge of pharmacy..................
*there is not a township in Allamakee county by that name
~History of Wood County, Wisconsin; Jones & McVean; 1923; pg 305
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