2ND GREAT GRANDFATHER, JOHN OSWALD HILL (Sr.)
and MATILDA MILLICENT WARING HILL
Your Great Great Grandfather, John Oswald Hill Sr. is a DNA
match to you. John is the son of Joseph Benedict Hill and his wife
Sarah Darnall Heiskell Hill. For more on John, see:
GREAT GRANDFATHER, JOHN OSWALD HILL (Jr.)
and MARIA (HENRIETTA MARIA) HURTT HILL
Your Great Grandfather, John Oswald Hill, Jr. was born in
1844. On May 17, 1872 John Jr. married Maria (Henrietta Maria)
Their son, Thomas Domick Hill is your direct line
Grandfather. One of Thomas' siblings was Clarence Joseph Hill, your
This webpage is devoted to better knowing this cousin line.
Great Uncle Clarence Joseph Hill born 10 April 1880 DC; married
Elsie Lowe 1906 in Piscataway; died July 16, 1941 DC. Clarence Joseph Hill
lived with his wife at 1402 E. St. SE in DC and worked as a Navy Yard
carpenter. He was medium build/height, light blue eyes, dark hair.
He died of a pulmonary embolism but had multiple other problems listed on
his death certificate. This even says he was in an institution or hospital
environment (St. Elizabeth's in DC is a public mental illness facility which
operated beginning in 1855) for 18 years, 8 mos and 8
Do not really know why.
He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery,
along with his wife Elsie.
Elsie and her sisters (LtoR):
Myrtle, ELSIE, Ethel, Naomi, Clara
Clarence and Elsie had
three children all of whom are your 1st cousins, 1xRemoved and all of whom
were born in DC:
Audrey Louise Hill
Audrey, Elsie, Willard ==>
Audrey married Dr. Frederick Joseph Hess:
Audrey and Elsie
They had three daughters, your 2nd Cousins.
Audrey suffered a horrific death. She died in the hospital of
extensive burns due to an apartment fire!
1908: Elsie Camille Hill
Mrs. Elsie Camille Hill Kelly died January 2000 and is buried at Cedar Hill
Cemetery in Suitland, Maryland.
Plot: Sec 28 Lot 128 C1.
Her husband is buried same cemetery:
1912: Willard Joseph Hill
When Willard Joseph Hill was born on April 9, 1912, in
DC, his father, Clarence, was 27 and his mother, Elsie, was 24.
He married Vivian Evelyn Saire/Sayer in 1931. They had four children during
their marriage -- Willard "Bill" Jr , Vivian (Mrs. Don Grishkot whose
husband was an electrician), Barbara, +1 more that may still be living. He
died on March 23, 1988, in Temple Hills, MD at the age of 75.
Willard was a coppersmith for the Navy Yard in DC.
Willard's daughter Vivian Evelyn Hill (your 2nd cousin) attended Anacostia High School
in DC. 1953:
Willard's son Willard Jr married Muriel Janice "Toots"
Keehn who was born in Michigan in 1933 and died in Naples FL in 1897.
Willard Jr. attended Anacostia High in DC ==>