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Subject:Owen S. Hill- History of Rush County, Indiana
Post Date:November 26, 2003 at 18:56:18
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From History of Rush County, Indiana, Brant & Fuller, 1888, pages 593 -594:
       Owen S. Hill, was born in Ripley Township, Rush County, Ind., February 2, 1838, son of Thomas and Tamar (Clark) Hill, on the farm his father entered. He attended school at Walnut Ridge, at the Friendsí school, lived on the farm and spent his youth in assisting to develop the farm. At the age of twenty he began teaching school in Morgan County, Ind. He taught in the neighborhood of his home for four years, and was principal of the public school in Carthage in 1871. On September 13, 1866, Owen married Melissa A. Bales, daughter of John H. and Ann (Haskett) Bales. There were no children from this union. Mrs. Hill was a member of the Society of Friends, a worker in every good enterprise. She closed this life April 24, 1886. Mr. Hill has been in the mercantile business in Carthage ten years, as a druggist. In June, 1887, Mr. Hill married Lizzie Pierce, daughter of James and Christian (Perry) Pierce. Miss Pierce has been engaged in teaching for several years in the public schools. She was in the schools of Dunreith, New Castle, Knightstown, and Carthage. Mr. Hill has no children of his own, but Susie Lattmore has lived in his family for several years. Mr. Hill is President of the Carthage School Board, a public spirited citizen, a member of the Society of Friends, and in politics, is a Republican.