Miriam Simpkins1

K
Senest redigeret=22 Nov 2007
     Miriam Simpkins er datter af Alexander John Simpkins og Julia Retta Villaume.
Far-Nat*Alexander John Simpkins f. 28 Maj 1891, d. 10 Sep 1955
Mor-Nat*Julia Retta Villaume f. 30 Jan 1897, d. 14 Sep 1986

Kildehenvisninger

  1. [S119] Shaun Murtagh, "Shaun Murtagh," e-mail til Michael Erichsen.

Muriel Simpkins1

K, f. 1926, d. 29 oktober 2002
Senest redigeret=7 Dec 2007
     Muriel married Oswald Parcell. Muriel died on the 29th October 2002 and was buried in the Kilcoy Cemetery. Muriel and Oswald's children are:
1. Rhonda
2. Jill
3. Alexander
4. Kenneth
5. Colin
Grandchildren:
a. Nathan
b. Donald
c. Nathalene
d. Daniel
e. Angela.1
Muriel Simpkins blev født i 1926. Hun var datter af Alexander John Simpkins og Julia Retta Villaume. Muriel Simpkins døde 29 oktober 2002 i Kilcoy, Queensland, Australia.
Far-Nat*Alexander John Simpkins f. 28 Maj 1891, d. 10 Sep 1955
Mor-Nat*Julia Retta Villaume f. 30 Jan 1897, d. 14 Sep 1986

Kildehenvisninger

  1. [S119] Shaun Murtagh, "Shaun Murtagh," e-mail til Michael Erichsen.

Olive Simpkins1

K
Senest redigeret=22 Nov 2007
     Olive Simpkins er datter af Alexander John Simpkins og Julia Retta Villaume.
Far-Nat*Alexander John Simpkins f. 28 Maj 1891, d. 10 Sep 1955
Mor-Nat*Julia Retta Villaume f. 30 Jan 1897, d. 14 Sep 1986

Børn af Olive Simpkins og E. C. Purdon

Kildehenvisninger

  1. [S119] Shaun Murtagh, "Shaun Murtagh," e-mail til Michael Erichsen.

Thomas Sharry

M, d. 1993
Senest redigeret=4 Maj 2007
     Thomas blev gift 23 april 1938 i Kenilworth, Queensland, Australia, med Retta Simpkins, datter af Alexander John Simpkins og Julia Retta Villaume. Thomas Sharry døde i 1993 i Beerwah, Queensland, Australia.

Familie: Thomas Sharry og Retta Simpkins

Doreen May Morgan

K, f. 2 juli 1912, d. 19 juli 1999
Senest redigeret=20 Mar 2013
     Doreen May Morgan blev født 2 juli 1912 i Gympie, Queensland, Australia. Hun var datter af Edwin Morgan og Margaret Hay. Doreen blev gift 22 maj 1935 i Gympie, Queensland, med Jack Waldemar Villaume, søn af Ludvig Vilhelm Sofus Villaume og Elizabeth Town. Doreen May Morgan døde 19 juli 1999 i Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, i en alder af 87 år.

Folketællinger og boliger

Folketælling1936Brisbane, Queensland, Australia1
Folketælling1949Ryan, Queensland, Australia1
Far-Nat*Edwin Morgan f. 1886
Mor-Nat*Margaret Hay

Barn af Doreen May Morgan og Jack Waldemar Villaume

Kildehenvisninger

  1. [S259] Folketælling.

Leslie James Warmington

M
Senest redigeret=4 Maj 2007

Rasmus Petersen

M
Senest redigeret=4 Maj 2007
     Rasmus Petersen var brolægningsentreprenør i Holbæk. Rasmus blev gift med Hanne Frederikke Borntzen. Rasmus Petersen overværede vielsen af Carl Marius Madsen og Thora Bernhardine Petersen 27 april 1899 Holbæk.1

Barn af Rasmus Petersen og Hanne Frederikke Borntzen

Kildehenvisninger

  1. [S3] , Opført i Tveje Merløse KB, Kirkebog.

Hanne Frederikke Borntzen

K, f. cirka 1847
Senest redigeret=4 Maj 2007
     Hanne blev gift med Rasmus Petersen. Hanne Frederikke Borntzen blev født cirka 1847.

Barn af Hanne Frederikke Borntzen og Rasmus Petersen

Reginald George Fry

M, f. 21 oktober 1916
Senest redigeret=4 Maj 2007
     Reginald George Fry blev født 21 oktober 1916 i Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia.

Børn af Reginald George Fry og Betty Amy Wright

Eileen Patricia Murtagh1

K
Senest redigeret=23 Nov 2007

Kildehenvisninger

  1. [S119] Shaun Murtagh, "Shaun Murtagh," e-mail til Michael Erichsen.

Reginald Charles David Murtagh

M, f. 25 august 1907, d. 26 januar 1990
Senest redigeret=4 Maj 2007
     Reginald Charles David Murtagh blev født 25 august 1907 i Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Han var søn af Patrick Joseph Murtagh og Beatrice Bradbury. Reginald blev gift 1 juni 1938 i Gympie, Queensland, Australia, med Ivy Elvera Simpkins, datter af Alexander John Simpkins og Julia Retta Villaume. Reginald Charles David Murtagh døde 26 januar 1990 i Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, i en alder af 82 år.
Far-Nat*Patrick Joseph Murtagh f. 26 Nov 1859, d. 23 Jun 1941
Mor-Nat*Beatrice Bradbury f. 20 Jul 1874, d. 23 Feb 1948

David Johnstone

M
Senest redigeret=4 Maj 2007

Oswald Parcell

M
Senest redigeret=4 Maj 2007

E. C. Purdon

M
Senest redigeret=4 Maj 2007

Samuel Merrick Fish

M, f. 8 juli 1800, d. 30 marts 1872
He was a wholesale dealer in grain and produce in New York City, and later in Albany, New York, where he was active in the Baptist Church.

Senest redigeret=27 Dec 2019
     Samuel Merrick Fish blev født 8 juli 1800 i Groton, New London, Connecticut, USA. Samuel blev gift med Jane E. Cargill. Samuel Merrick Fish døde 30 marts 1872 i Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, USA, i en alder af 71 år.

Folketællinger og boliger

Folketælling1860Albany, Albany, New York, USA1

Barn af Samuel Merrick Fish og Jane E. Cargill

Kildehenvisninger

  1. [S630] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, Household     Role     Sex     Age     Birthplace
    Samuel M Fish          M     60     Connecticut
    Jane Fish          F     48     New York
    Virginia Fish          F     20     New York
    Raswell Fish          M     19     New York
    Henry H Fish          M     14     New York
    Frederick K Fish          M     10     New York
    Lydia Gladding          F     20     New York

    Citing this Record
    "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCW7-TZW : 13 December 2017), Lydia Gladding in entry for Samuel M Fish, 1860.

Jane E. Cargill

K, f. cirka 1812, d. 1871
Senest redigeret=27 Dec 2019
     Jane E. Cargill blev født cirka 1812 i New York, USA. Jane blev gift med Samuel Merrick Fish. Jane E. Cargill døde i 1871 i Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, USA.

Folketællinger og boliger

Folketælling1860Albany, Albany, New York, USA1

Barn af Jane E. Cargill og Samuel Merrick Fish

Kildehenvisninger

  1. [S630] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, Household     Role     Sex     Age     Birthplace
    Samuel M Fish          M     60     Connecticut
    Jane Fish          F     48     New York
    Virginia Fish          F     20     New York
    Raswell Fish          M     19     New York
    Henry H Fish          M     14     New York
    Frederick K Fish          M     10     New York
    Lydia Gladding          F     20     New York

    Citing this Record
    "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCW7-TZW : 13 December 2017), Lydia Gladding in entry for Samuel M Fish, 1860.

David Kimball Hill

M, f. 5 marts 1843, d. 14 april 1931
#2922 part 3, 'Births' in town of Exeter, Maine, 1808-1864. Born on a farm near Exeter, Maine.

Met Charles Louis Willoughby in Lowell, Massachusetts. Bought 'a lot' of clothing from Jordan Marsh Co. of Boston and set up shop in Lowell under the name 'Boston One Price Clothing.' The store was a hit with the farmers. Moved to Buffalo, New York and then to Cleveland, Ohio.

July 9, 1870 Buffalo, Erie County, New York Federal Census: D. K. Hill (27), merchant, b. Maine; Mary (22), b. Massachusetts; James B. (9/12), b. New York; Lucretia Tracy (52), b. New York; Luther Tracy (19), clerk, b. New York; Farr __ Bright, (11), nurse, b. New York.

In 1870, firm of Willoughby and Hill was founded in Chicago at Clark and Madison Streets. They also owned the Boston Oyster House.

From two Chicago newspaper articles, unknown dates, obtained 10/21/1996 from Kenneth W. Faig, Jr.:

Article 1: 'The Boston Square-Deal Clothing Company' est. date

'The entire ground floor of this structure is occupied by the above popular firm, who are the largest retail clothiers in the city, if not in the United States, or the world. The dimensions of their store is 90x100 feet, and they carry a stock of $200,000 worth of clothing all the time. This house first opened business in Chicago, October 8, 1870, and were burnt out like everybody else in the great fire, one year from their advent here. But so prosperous had their business been, and so great a success had the motto and practice of 'square dealing' become, that they immediately re-opened two stores here, one on the South Side, at 568, 570, and 572 State street, and one on the West Side, at 229 Madison street. These they still retain in addition to their grand establishment in the Morrison block. One of the first firms to commence active operations after the fire, they have ever since kept up their vigorous business operations. Messrs. Willoughby, Hill & Co., the proprietors of the 'Square Deal Clothing House,' have their headquarters in Boston, with branches in nearly all the principal cities of the country. They transact an enormous business, which is rapidly growing every day, as their square-dealing motto is thoroughly carried out in all their operations with their customers.

'The quality of goods sold by this house is proverbially good, as their reputation and success depend wholly upon giving entire satisfaction to their customers, which they do in every case. Their shelves are laden with all manner of garments, from the full dress coat to the smallest article of gentlemen's apparel. The business suits are made upon honor, and to last. Occupying so central a position for business as the new Morrison Block, the Boston Square-Dealing will continue to enjoy the remarkable success which they have so richly earned by their energy, preserverance, and enterprise.'

Article 2: 'Boston Square-Dealing One Price Clothing Store' est. date of article 1871
'The next store on Clark street is occupied by Messrs. Willoughby, Hill & Co., clothiers, who established themselves there early in October last. This firm have (sic) branch houses in Toledo, Cleveland, Buffalo, Albany, Troy, New Haven, Bridgeport, and other cities. They manufacture yearly over two million dollars worth of men's, youths', and children's clothing. Last year they made up over 700,000 different garments, often consuming all the goods manufactured by certain mills for three to six months at a time. They have in all a chain of twenty-two stores, and have established a name for fair dealing that is its own precursor of success.'

1871 Chicago Directory: David K. Hill, res. 43 Egan Av. Willoughby Hill & Co. had its store at 147 & 149 Clark Street. (2 males and 2 females in household.) All Chicago City Directory research provided by Kenneth W. Faig, Jr. in an August 10, 1984 letter to D. Kimball Hill.

After the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, they wired brokers in New York for clothing and sold it out of farms and sheds. Cleared $50,000 in the first year.

The 'fire' directory of persons in business through December 12, 1871 showed Willoughby Hill & Co. (also known as 'Boston Square Deal Clothing Co.' at 173 22nd Street and 229 W. Madison (corner of Peoria).

1872 Chicago City Directory: David K. Hill boarding at 275 W. Monroe, first year James M. Hill listed as salesman for the Boston Square Dealing Clothing Co., Willoughby & Hill added a new location at 568-572 State Street.

1873 Chicago City Directory: David K. Hill residing at 1509 Wabash Avenue; Clark and Madison listing for Willoughby Hill & Co.

1874-78 Chicago City Directories: David K. and James M. Hill both residing at 1327 Michigan Avenue; only location for Willoughby and Hill was 141 Clark.

1877/78 Chicago City Directory: David K. Hill 375 Michigan Avenue; Willoughby Hill & Co. adds location at 380 Milwaukee Avenue.

In his heyday, DKH built a mansion on Michigan Avenue costing $50,000. It was made from Georgia marble with a big bear on top. I saw it back in 1915 but has been torn down since. (Letter from Leslie Hill to her nephew, Peter Hill.)

June 15, 1880 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Federal Census: David K. Hill (37), retail clothing, b. Maine; Mary E. (32), keeping house, b. Massachusetts; James T. (10), at school, b. New York; Arthur D. (6), at school, b. Illinois; Lucretia Tracy (62), b. Massachusetts; Cathy Kale (26), servant, b. Ireland.

Faig, 8/10/1984: 'I continued to trace WH&Co. and David K. Hill through Chicago directories for the rest of the century, however. In 1878/79 partner Charles L. Willoughby was first listed as residing in Chicago. Both David K. and his partner CLW are shown as residing at Michigan av. addresses through the 1890s. Ferson M. Willoughby (I do not know his relation to CLW) and John F. P. Robie entered into the business during these years; by 1884 the Milwaukee av. operation was a separate firm W&R, consisting of Ferson M. Willoughby and John F. P. Robie. In 1888 I found a listing for James T. Hill for the first time at his father's 1222 Michigan av. address. In 1889 Ferson M. Willoughby departed from the listings died 1888, buried Lowell Cemetery, possibly a borther of Charle L. Willoughby) and by 1891 the Milwaukee av. store had become Robie & Co. In 1894 a definite change occurred with WH&Co being listed for the first time under the name of David K. Hill alone and CLW being listed as a 'capitalist', although still at the 141 Clark business address. By 1895, CLW had removed to LaSalle st. offices and WH&Co was listed with James T. Hill, son of David, as President, and Luther M. Tracy, his brother-in-law, as Secretary. The 1896 directory contained the identical information with David residing at 2559 Michigan av., James T. at 2014 Indiana av., and CLW at 1714 Michigan av. The clothing listings contained a display advertisement for WH&Co. In 1897 WH&Co. disappeared from the directories forever; I assume the firm was dissolved. David was listed at 118 Madison, residing in Evanston; James T., as a general agent, with offices at 204 Dearborn and residing at 2207 Prairies av.; and CLW as a capitalist with offices at 160 Washin[gton and still residing at 1714 Michigan av. John F. P. Robie and his firm were also listed for the last time in this 1897 directory.'

Turned on the first electric light in Chicago. Instrumental in bringing the World's Fair to Chicago in 1892-93. [Letter from Paul Hill to his niece, Leslie Hill.]

When DKH was in partnership with Charles Willoughby grandpa loaned money to his brother many times. Willoughby resented this and and told grandfather at last that if he loaned any more money the partnership was over. Well grandfather did and as a result Willoughby went on alone to become a millionaire but DKH gradually lost everything. (Letter from Leslie Hill to her nephew, Peter Hill.)

One of your grandpappy's best friends was Peter Studebaker of the Studebaker brothers, carriage and wagon makers. W.H. & Co. made all uniforms for police and firemen of Chicago. (Letter from Paul Hill to his niece, Leslie Hill.)

Faig, 8/10/1984: 'For 1898, both David and James T. Hill were missing from the directory, as was John F. P. Robie. CLW was listed for the last time at his 160 Washington offices and 1714 Michigan av. residence; he disappeared from 1899 directories and later. Happily, however, in 1899 David reappeared in the Chicago directory, as a broker in partnership with Herman Herbst at 112 Lasalle, while still residing in Evanston. Herbst Hill & Co. was listed at the 112 LaSalle address in 1899, 1900, and 1902; in 1901 David is listed as a salesman in suite 516 of The Rookery while still residing in Evanston. In 1903 David and HH&Co. disappeared from the Chicago directory. In 1904, your father, David Arthur, began to appear in the directory, with a business address of 442 Wabash av. for some years. In 1908, David reappeared in the Chicago directory, as a manager at Suite 520 of The Rookery, residing in Evanston; in 1909 this information changed to David K. Hill & Co., insurance agents, on Van Buren st. With minor variations, this listing continued through 1912; in 1913, David was again listed at 520 The Rookery as an insurance agent; in 1914, he was missing; and in 1915, for the last time in a Chicago directory, in the real estate business at suite 209 of 350 N. Clark. Beginning in 1913, David Arthur is also shown as residing in Evanston.'


8/22/1984 Kenneth W. Faig, Jr. letter to D. Kimball Hill: 'In checking Evanston directories for 1897-1901 for the first time recently, I found a few more listings. In 1897, David Arthur, David K. and Mary E. are all listed at 1201 Greenwood. David Arthur's business is listed as Hill & Smith, gents' furnishing goods, Chicago. So apparently David Arthur remained in the clothing business for awhile after the failure of WH&Co. The identical listing appears in 1898. In 1899, D. K. and Mary E. wife are listed at 1104 Greenwood and D.K.'s business is listed as Herbst Hill & Co., stock brokers, Stock Exchange Bldg., Chicago. There is no listing for David Arthur in Evanston for this year. In 1900 D.K. and Mary E. are still at 1104 Greenwood (Herbst Hill connection still listed) and Arthur D. (sic) is listed at the same address with no business connection. In 1901, for some reason, none of the Hill names are listed in the Evanston Directory, but they pick up again in 1902, as noted in my previous letter.'

Faig, 8/10/1984: 'Clark J. Herringshaw's _City Blue Book_ for 1913 gave David's place and date of birth (Mar. 5, 1843, Exeter, Me.) and showed him in the real estate business at 125 W. Jackson. In 1914, the business address changed to 209 S. LaSalle (The Rookery_. This listing was repeated in the _Blue Book_ for 1915 and in 1916-1920 Mr. Hill was shown at 350 N. Clark. The _Chicago Blue Book_ for 1913 David Kimball Hill residing at 1704 Asbury av. in Evanston with a summer residence in Gill, Massachusetts. James T. was also listed.'

Faig, 8/10/1984: 'Surprised to find my trail ending up in my own backyard, I checked the Evanston City directories at the public library here. In 1902/03 David was shown at 1607 and 1507 Hinman, with his wife, Mary E.; the 1903 directory lists his business as the Chicago Electric Protective Co., 153 5th av. In 1904 and 1905 he is missing from Evanston directories, but in 1909-10 he and his wife Mary begin to be listed at 1704 Asbury av. In 1914/15 David is listed as retired for the first time at the 1704 Asbury av. address. David K. and David A. continue to be listed at the 1704 Asbury address in the 1917/18 and 1920/21 directories; in 1922/23, David A. and your sister, Virginia, were listed at 1709 Ridge av., with no separate listing for David K. and Mary E. In 1925, however, David A., David K., Mary E., and Virginia were all listed at 1736 Ridge av.; in 1927 student 'Kimball A.' (sic) appeared at the same address; by 1929, the new address was 1719 Ridge av. (apt. 1) and 'Kimball A.' was replaced by David K. Jr. The 1931 directory saw David A., David K. (student), Mary E. (widow David K.), and Paul K. (wife Lorena) all listed at 1719 Ridge av., but thereafter the trail I had uncovered seemed to fade. D. Kimball, student was boarding at 830 Hamlin in the 1933 directory; but all the names for which I had been searching seemed to have disappeared in 1935. In 1937, I found one final listing in the Evanston City directory: David K. (wife Elizabeth), lawyer (Chgo), residing at 531 Michigan av (Evans Manor Apts.).

June 23, 1900 Evanston, Cook County, Illinois Federal Census: David K. Hill (67), married 32 years; Mary E. (52); David A. (26); and Paul K. (12). 1104 Greenwood Boulevard.

April 19-20, 1910 Evanston, Cook County, Illinois Federal Census: David K. Hill (67), married 42 years, b. Maine, parents both b. New Hampshire, real estate broker; Mary E. (62), b. Massachusetts, mother b. Massachusetts, father b. New York. 1704 Asbury Avenue.

January 15-16, 1920 Evanston, Cook County, Illinois Federal Census: David K. Hill (76), b. Maine, mother b. Maine

father b. New Hampshire, retired; Mary E. (71), b. Massachusetts, father b. New York, mother b. Massachusetts; David A. (45, widower, b. Illinois, father b. Maine, mother b. Massachusetts, Salesman at Glass & Plate Co.; Virginia (16), b. Illinois, parents b. Illinois; David K. (9), b. Illinois, parents b. Illinois. 1704 Asbury Avenue, Evanston, Ridgeville Township, Ward 2, ED 72.

Address at time of Luther M. Tracy's death (April 1927) was 1736 Ridge Avenue, Evanston.

Address in April 1931 was 1719 Ridge Avenue, Evanston. Length at this address was 34 years. Retired clothing merchant. Informant was his son, Paul K. Hill of 1719 Ridge Avenue. Undertaker Wm. H. Scott. Cause of death cerebral hemorrhage with contributory factor of senility.

_Evanston Review_ April 16, 1931, p. 62: DAVID KIMBALL HILL
Funeral services will be held this afternnon from Scott's Chapel for David Kimball Hill, 1719 Ridge avenue, who died Tuesday morning at his home after a long illness. Internment, which is to be private, will be at Oakwoods.
Mr. Hill was 88 years old. He was born in Exeter, Maine and came to Evanston from Chicago 30 years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Hill, and three sons, James Tracy Hill of New York, David Arthur Hill and Paul K. Hill of Evanston.

#2922 part 3, 'Births' in town of Exeter, Maine, 1808-1864. Born on a farm near Exeter, Maine.

Met Charles Louis Willoughby in Lowell, Massachusetts. Bought 'a lot' of clothing from Jordan Marsh Co. of Boston and set up shop in Lowell under the name 'Boston One Price Clothing.' The store was a hit with the farmers. Moved to Buffalo, New York and then to Cleveland, Ohio.

July 9, 1870 Buffalo, Erie County, New York Federal Census: D. K. Hill (27), merchant, b. Maine; Mary (22), b. Massachusetts; James B. (9/12), b. New York; Lucretia Tracy (52), b. New York; Luther Tracy (19), clerk, b. New York; Farr __ Bright, (11), nurse, b. New York.

In 1870, firm of Willoughby and Hill was founded in Chicago at Clark and Madison Streets. They also owned the Boston Oyster House.

From two Chicago newspaper articles, unknown dates, obtained 10/21/1996 from Kenneth W. Faig, Jr.:

Article 1: 'The Boston Square-Deal Clothing Company' est. date
'The entire ground floor of this structure is occupied by the above popular firm, who are the largest retail clothiers in the city, if not in the United States, or the world. The dimensions of their store is 90x100 feet, and they carry a stock of $200,000 worth of clothing all the time. This house first opened business in Chicago, October 8, 1870, and were burnt out like everybody else in the great fire, one year from their advent here. But so propserous had their business been, and so great a success had the motto and practice of 'square dealing' become, that they immediately re-opened two stores here, one on the South Side, at 568, 570, and 572 State street, and one on the West Side, at 229 Madison street. These they still retain in addition to their grand establishment in the Morrison block. One of the first firms to commence active operations after the fire, they have ever since kept up their vigorous business operations. Messrs. Willoughby, Hill & Co., the proprietors of the 'Square Deal Clothing House,' have their headquarters in Boston, with branches in nearly all the principal cities of the country. They transact an enormous business, which is rapidly growing every day, as their square-dealing motto is thoroughly carried out in all their operations with their customers.\\
'The quality of goods sold by this house is proverbially good, as their reputation and success depend wholly upon giving entire satisfaction to their customers, which they do in every case. Their shelves are laden with all manner of garments, from the full dress coat to the smallest article of gentlemen's apparel. The business suits are made upon honor, and to last. Occupying so central a position for business as the new Morrison Block, the Boston Square-Dealing will continue to enjoy the remarkable success which they have so richly earned by their energy, preserverance, and enterprise.'

Article 2: 'Boston Square-Dealing One Price Clothing Store' est. date of article 1871
'The next store on Clark street is occupied by Messrs. Willoughby, Hill & Co., clothiers, who established themselves there early in October last. This firm have (sic) branch houses in Toledo, Cleveland, Buffalo, Albany, Troy, New Haven, Bridgeport, and other cities. They manufacture yearly over two million dollars worth of men's, youths', and children's clothing. Last year they made up over 700,000 different garments, often consuming all the goods manufactured by certain mills for three to six months at a time. They have in all a chain of twenty-two stores, and have established a name for fair dealing that is its own precursor of success.'

1871 Chicago Directory: David K. Hill, res. 43 Egan Av. Willoughby Hill & Co. had its store at 147 & 149 Clark Street. (2 males and 2 females in household.) All Chicago City Directory research provided by Kenneth W. Faig, Jr. in an August 10, 1984 letter to D. Kimball Hill.\\

After the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, they wired brokers in New York for clothing and sold it out of farms and sheds. Cleared $50,000 in the first year.

The 'fire' directory of persons in business through December 12, 1871 showed Willoughby Hill & Co. (also known as 'Boston Square Deal Clothing Co.' at 173 22nd Street and 229 W. Madison (corner of Peoria).

1872 Chicago City Directory: David K. Hill boarding at 275 W. Monroe, first year James M. Hill listed as salesman for the Boston Square Dealing Clothing Co., Willoughby & Hill added a new location at 568-572 State Street.

1873 Chicago City Directory: David K. Hill residing at 1509 Wabash Avenue; Clark and Madison listing for Willoughby Hill & Co.

1874-78 Chicago City Directories: David K. and James M. Hill both residing at 1327 Michigan Avenue; only location for Willoughby and Hill was 141 Clark.

1877/78 Chicago City Directory: David K. Hill 375 Michigan Avenue; Willoughby Hill & Co. adds location at 380 Milwaukee Avenue.

In his heyday, DKH built a mansion on Michigan Avenue costing $50,000. It was made from Georgia marble with a big bear on top. I saw it back in 1915 but has been torn down since. (Letter from Leslie Hill to her nephew, Peter Hill.)

June 15, 1880 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Federal Census: David K. Hill (37), retail clothing, b. Maine; Mary E. (32), keeping house, b. Massachusetts; James T. (10), at school, b. New York; Arthur D. (6), at school, b. Illinois; Lucretia Tracy (62), b. Massachusetts; Cathy Kale (26), servant, b. Ireland.

Faig, 8/10/1984: 'I continued to trace WH&Co. and David K. Hill through Chicago directories for the rest of the century, however. In 1878/79 partner Charles L. Willoughby was first listed as residing in Chicago. Both David K. and his partner CLW are shown as residing at Michigan av. addresses through the 1890s. Ferson M. Willoughby (I do not know his relation to CLW) and John F. P. Robie entered into the business during these years; by 1884 the Milwaukee av. operation was a separate firm W&R, consisting of Ferson M. Willoughby and John F. P. Robie. In 1888 I found a listing for James T. Hill for the first time at his father's 1222 Michigan av. address. In 1889 Ferson M. Willoughby departed from the listings died 1888, buried Lowell Cemetery, possibly a borther of Charle L. Willoughby) and by 1891 the Milwaukee av. store had become Robie & Co. In 1894 a definite change occurred with WH&Co being listed for the first time under the name of David K. Hill alone and CLW being listed as a 'capitalist', although still at the 141 Clark business address. By 1895, CLW had removed to LaSalle st. offices and WH&Co was listed with James T. Hill, son of David, as President, and Luther M. Tracy, his brother-in-law, as Secretary. The 1896 directory contained the identical information with David residing at 2559 Michigan av., James T. at 2014 Indiana av., and CLW at 1714 Michigan av. The clothing listings contained a display advertisement for WH&Co. In 1897 WH&Co. disappeared from the directories forever; I assume the firm was dissolved. David was listed at 118 Madison, residing in Evanston; James T., as a general agent, with offices at 204 Dearborn and residing at 2207 Prairies av.; and CLW as a capitalist with offices at 160 Washin[gton and still residing at 1714 Michigan av. John F. P. Robie and his firm were also listed for the last time in this 1897 directory.'

Turned on the first electric light in Chicago. Instrumental in bringing the World's Fair to Chicago in 1892-93. [Letter from Paul Hill to his niece, Leslie Hill.]

When DKH was in partnership with Charles Willoughby grandpa loaned money to his brother many times. Willoughby resented this and and told grandfather at last that if he loaned any more money the partnership was over. Well grandfather did and as a result Willoughby went on alone to become a millionaire but DKH gradually lost everything. (Letter from Leslie Hill to her nephew, Peter Hill.)

One of your grandpappy's best friends was Peter Studebaker of the Studebaker brothers, carriage and wagon makers. W.H. & Co. made all uniforms for police and firemen of Chicago. (Letter from Paul Hill to his niece, Leslie Hill.)

Faig, 8/10/1984: 'For 1898, both David and James T. Hill were missing from the directory, as was John F. P. Robie. CLW was listed for the last time at his 160 Washington offices and 1714 Michigan av. residence; he disappeared from 1899 directories and later. Happily, however, in 1899 David reappeared in the Chicago directory, as a broker in partnership with Herman Herbst at 112 Lasalle, while still residing in Evanston. Herbst Hill & Co. was listed at the 112 LaSalle address in 1899, 1900, and 1902; in 1901 David is listed as a salesman in suite 516 of The Rookery while still residing in Evanston. In 1903 David and HH&Co. disappeared from the Chicago directory. In 1904, your father, David Arthur, began to appear in the directory, with a business address of 442 Wabash av. for some years. In 1908, David reappeared in the Chicago directory, as a manager at Suite 520 of The Rookery, residing in Evanston; in 1909 this information changed to David K. Hill & Co., insurance agents, on Van Buren st. With minor variations, this listing continued through 1912; in 1913, David was again listed at 520 The Rookery as an insurance agent; in 1914, he was missing; and in 1915, for the last time in a Chicago directory, in the real estate business at suite 209 of 350 N. Clark. Beginning in 1913, David Arthur is also shown as residing in Evanston.'

8/22/1984 Kenneth W. Faig, Jr. letter to D. Kimball Hill: 'In checking Evanston directories for 1897-1901 for the first time recently, I found a few more listings. In 1897, David Arthur, David K. and Mary E. are all listed at 1201 Greenwood. David Arthur's business is listed as Hill & Smith, gents' furnishing goods, Chicago. So apparently David Arthur remained in the clothing business for awhile after the failure of WH&Co. The identical listing appears in 1898. In 1899, D. K. and Mary E. wife are listed at 1104 Greenwood and D.K.'s business is listed as Herbst Hill & Co., stock brokers, Stock Exchange Bldg., Chicago. There is no listing for David Arthur in Evanston for this year. In 1900 D.K. and Mary E. are still at 1104 Greenwood (Herbst Hill connection still listed) and Arthur D. (sic) is listed at the same address with no business connection. In 1901, for some reason, none of the Hill names are listed in the Evanston Directory, but they pick up again in 1902, as noted in my previous letter.'Faig, 8/10/1984: 'Clark J. Herringshaw's _City Blue Book_ for 1913 gave David's place and date of birth (Mar. 5, 1843, Exeter, Me.) and showed him in the real estate business at 125 W. Jackson. In 1914, the business address changed to 209 S. LaSalle (The Rookery_. This listing was repeated in the _Blue Book_ for 1915 and in 1916-1920 Mr. Hill was shown at 350 N. Clark. The _Chicago Blue Book_ for 1913 David Kimball Hill residing at 1704 Asbury av. in Evanston with a summer residence in Gill, Massachusetts. James T. was also listed.'

Faig, 8/10/1984: 'Surprised to find my trail ending up in my own backyard, I checked the Evanston City directories at the public library here. In 1902/03 David was shown at 1607 and 1507 Hinman, with his wife, Mary E.; the 1903 directory lists his business as the Chicago Electric Protective Co., 153 5th av. In 1904 and 1905 he is missing from Evanston directories, but in 1909-10 he and his wife Mary begin to be listed at 1704 Asbury av. In 1914/15 David is listed as retired for the first time at the 1704 Asbury av. address. David K. and David A. continue to be listed at the 1704 Asbury address in the 1917/18 and 1920/21 directories; in 1922/23, David A. and your sister, Virginia, were listed at 1709 Ridge av., with no separate listing for David K. and Mary E. In 1925, however, David A., David K., Mary E., and Virginia were all listed at 1736 Ridge av.; in 1927 student 'Kimball A.' (sic) appeared at the same address; by 1929, the new address was 1719 Ridge av. (apt. 1) and 'Kimball A.' was replaced by David K. Jr. The 1931 directory saw David A., David K. (student), Mary E. (widow David K.), and Paul K. (wife Lorena) all listed at 1719 Ridge av., but thereafter the trail I had uncovered seemed to fade. D. Kimball, student was boarding at 830 Hamlin in the 1933 directory; but all the names for which I had been searching seemed to have disappeared in 1935. In 1937, I found one final listing in the Evanston City directory: David K. (wife Elizabeth), lawyer (Chgo), residing at 531 Michigan av (Evans Manor Apts.).

June 23, 1900 Evanston, Cook County, Illinois Federal Census: David K. Hill (67), married 32 years; Mary E. (52); David A. (26); and Paul K. (12). 1104 Greenwood Boulevard.

April 19-20, 1910 Evanston, Cook County, Illinois Federal Census: David K. Hill (67), married 42 years, b. Maine, parents both b. New Hampshire, real estate broker; Mary E. (62), b. Massachusetts, mother b. Massachusetts, father b. New York. 1704 Asbury Avenue.

January 15-16, 1920 Evanston, Cook County, Illinois Federal Census: David K. Hill (76), b. Maine, mother b. Maine, father b. New Hampshire, retired; Mary E. (71), b. Massachusetts, father b. New York, mother b. Massachusetts; David A. (45, widower, b. Illinois, father b. Maine, mother b. Massachusetts, Salesman at Glass & Plate Co.; Virginia (16), b. Illinois, parents b. Illinois; David K. (9), b. Illinois, parents b. Illinois. 1704 Asbury Avenue, Evanston, Ridgeville Township, Ward 2, ED 72.

Address at time of Luther M. Tracy's death (April 1927) was 1736 Ridge Avenue, Evanston.

Address in April 1931 was 1719 Ridge Avenue, Evanston. Length at this address was 34 years. Retired clothing merchant. Informant was his son, Paul K. Hill of 1719 Ridge Avenue. Undertaker Wm. H. Scott. Cause of death cerebral hemorrhage with contributory factor of senility.

_Evanston Review_ April 16, 1931, p. 62: DAVID KIMBALL HILL
Funeral services will be held this afternnon from Scott's Chapel for David Kimball Hill, 1719 Ridge avenue, who died Tuesday morning at his home after a long illness. Internment, which is to be private, will be at Oakwoods.
Mr. Hill was 88 years old. He was born in Exeter, Maine and came to Evanston from Chicago 30 years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Hill, and three sons, James Tracy Hill of New York, David Arthur Hill and Paul K. Hill of Evanston.

Senest redigeret=13 Maj 2009
     David Kimball Hill blev født 5 marts 1843 i Exeter, Penobscot, Maine, USA. David blev gift 30 januar 1868 i Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA, med Mary Elizabeth Tracy. David Kimball Hill døde 14 april 1931 i Evanston, Cook, Illinois, USA, i en alder af 88 år.1 Han blev bisat fra Oak Woods Cemetery, 1035 East 67th Street, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA.

Barn af David Kimball Hill og Mary Elizabeth Tracy

Kildehenvisninger

  1. [S178] Illinois Statewide Death Index, online http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/death.html

Mary Elizabeth Tracy

K, f. 9 april 1848, d. 22 maj 1942
Senest redigeret=10 Okt 2007
     Mary Elizabeth Tracy blev bisat fra Oak Woods Cemetery, 1035 East 67th Street, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA.
Marshall Field and DKH were business associates , friends but not intimate ones. Belonging to clubs, etc. Mrs. Porter Palmer was the high and mighty in the social world of old Chicago. Your grandmother was a guest at 'the castle,' as Mrs. P. P.'s shack was called. Red sand stone. All 'The Ladies' of Chi from time to time would put on the 'dog' and throw a 'shindig' called a reception. Everybody who was anybody would be there. Smiley was the society caterer and a red carpet would be rolled down the steps clear to the curbing. A marquee overhead. A footman to open the carriage doors dressed like an admiral in the War of 1812. (Letter from Peter Hill to his niece, Leslie Hill.)

Mary Hill went blind during her old age. When she first held her great-grandson, David Kimball Hill Jr., she patted him all over to 'see' what he looked like.
Hun blev født 9 april 1848 i Massachusetts, USA. Mary blev gift 30 januar 1868 i Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA, med David Kimball Hill. Mary Elizabeth Tracy døde 22 maj 1942 i 1423 Elmwood Avenue, Evanston, Cook, Illinois, USA, i en alder af 94 år.1

Barn af Mary Elizabeth Tracy og David Kimball Hill

Kildehenvisninger

  1. [S178] Illinois Statewide Death Index, online http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/death.html

Frank McCarthy

M
Senest redigeret=28 Dec 2019

Familie: Frank McCarthy og Patricia Ann Pierce

James F. Oates

M, f. cirka 1871
Senest redigeret=2 Aug 2013
     James F. Oates blev født cirka 1871 i Wisconsin, USA. James blev gift med Henrietta Jennings.

Folketællinger og boliger

Folketælling1910Evanston, Cook, Illinois, USA1

Barn af James F. Oates og Henrietta Jennings

Kildehenvisninger

  1. [S447] US Census, James F Oates, M, 39, Wisconsin
    Henrietta Oates, F, 38, Illinois
    James F Oates, M, 10, Illinois
    Whitney J Oates, M, 6, Illinois.

Henrietta Jennings

K, f. cirka 1872
Senest redigeret=2 Aug 2013
     Henrietta Jennings blev født cirka 1872 i Illinois, USA. Henrietta blev gift med James F. Oates.

Folketællinger og boliger

Folketælling1910Evanston, Cook, Illinois, USA1

Barn af Henrietta Jennings og James F. Oates

Kildehenvisninger

  1. [S447] US Census, James F Oates, M, 39, Wisconsin
    Henrietta Oates, F, 38, Illinois
    James F Oates, M, 10, Illinois
    Whitney J Oates, M, 6, Illinois.

Henrietta Jennings Oates

K, f. 11 september 1929, d. før 1998
Senest redigeret=4 Maj 2007
     Henrietta Jennings Oates blev født 11 september 1929 i Evanston, Cook, Illinois, USA. Hun var datter af Whitney Jennings Oates og Virginia Hill. Henrietta Jennings Oates døde før 1998.

Folketællinger og boliger

Folketælling1940Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA1
Far-Nat*Whitney Jennings Oates f. 26 Mar 1904, d. Okt 1973
Mor-Nat*Virginia Hill f. 20 Apr 1903, d. 1988

Familie: Henrietta Jennings Oates og (?) Richards

Kildehenvisninger

  1. [S447] US Census, Whitney J Oates, M, 36, Illinois
    Virginia Oates, F, 37, Illinois
    Henrietta Oates, F, 10, New Jersey.

Norman Walters-Lowe Kavarno

M
Senest redigeret=4 Maj 2007

Familie: Norman Walters-Lowe Kavarno og Henrietta Jennings Oates

(?) Richards

M
Senest redigeret=4 Maj 2007

Familie: (?) Richards og Henrietta Jennings Oates

Lyndon Hickok Tracy

M, f. 30 juni 1880, d. 11 november 1966
Senest redigeret=4 Maj 2007
     Lyndon Hickok Tracy blev født 30 juni 1880 i Binghamton, Broome, New York, USA. Lyndon blev gift 12 november 1907 i Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin, USA, med Georgia Challoner. Lyndon Hickok Tracy døde 11 november 1966 i Evanston, Cook, Illinois, USA, i en alder af 86 år.

Barn af Lyndon Hickok Tracy og Georgia Challoner

Georgia Challoner

K, f. 24 oktober 1880, d. 27 maj 1966
Senest redigeret=4 Maj 2007
     Georgia Challoner blev født 24 oktober 1880 i Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin, USA. Georgia blev gift 12 november 1907 i Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin, USA, med Lyndon Hickok Tracy. Georgia Challoner døde 27 maj 1966 i Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin, i en alder af 85 år.

Barn af Georgia Challoner og Lyndon Hickok Tracy

Georgia Hill

K
Senest redigeret=4 Maj 2007
     Georgia Hill er datter af David Kimball Hill og Elizabeth Brewster Tracy.
Far-Nat*David Kimball Hill f. 8 Okt 1910, d. 9 Nov 1993
Mor-Nat*Elizabeth Brewster Tracy f. 10 Maj 1913, d. 20 Mar 2000

David Kimball Hill

M
Senest redigeret=21 Jan 2009
     David Kimball Hill var søn af David Kimball Hill og Elizabeth Brewster Tracy.
Far-Nat*David Kimball Hill f. 8 Okt 1910, d. 9 Nov 1993
Mor-Nat*Elizabeth Brewster Tracy f. 10 Maj 1913, d. 20 Mar 2000

Familie: David Kimball Hill og Nancy Marling

Familie: David Kimball Hill og Diane Elaine Gustafson

Tracy Hill

M
Senest redigeret=4 Maj 2007
     Tracy Hill er søn af David Kimball Hill og Elizabeth Brewster Tracy.
Far-Nat*David Kimball Hill f. 8 Okt 1910, d. 9 Nov 1993
Mor-Nat*Elizabeth Brewster Tracy f. 10 Maj 1913, d. 20 Mar 2000

Familie: Tracy Hill og Susan Spangler

Familie: Tracy Hill og Sandra Wiarda