Jesse L. Hill was born December 22, 1844, at Greensburg, Decatur Co., Indiana, and passed away July __, 1921, aged 76 years, 6 months and __ days.
At the age of eight years he came with his father's family and settled near Creston, He received his education in the Lowell school, afterwards teaching in the Lake county schools. He graduated in medicine and surgery in Rush Medical College, Chicago in 18 and also took a post graduate course there in 1887. He then opened an office for practice of medicine in South Chicago.
He was married to Jane Livingston November 10, 1875. To this union were born four children: Mrs. T.F. Clifford, El Reno, Okla.; Mrs. Frank Clark, Walters, Okla.; James Hill, Lowell; and Luther Hill, of Duncan, Okla.
He had practiced medicine in the community for 35 years. He was a Mason for fifty years, was also a member of the Easter[n] Star lodge, and a charter member of the Lake county Medical society. He was one of the organizers of the First National Bank of Lowell, and its first vice-president. Dr. Hill spent several of the latter years of his life in Oklahoma. A large share of his life was spent on the family homestead north of Lowell. He was raised a Baptist and was a consistent Christian.
Dr. Hill is survived by his wife, four children, six grand-children and a sister, Mrs. Henry Surprise, of Lowell.
Funeral services were held at the Creston M.E. church at 2 p.m. Saturday. The services were in charge of Colfax Masonic lodge of Lowell, of which he was a member for many years. Rev. C.A. Brown assisted by Rev. J.I. Brimberry, conducted the service. Mrs. Harry Foster and Mrs. George Foster sang, with Mrs. C.A. Brown accompanist. Interment was made in Creston cemetery, in charge of Undertaker William Sheets.
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