Hill Family of Augusta, Kansas

Hill Family of Augusta, Kansas

Family of Dr. Harvey Daniel Hill and wife Mary Emmaline (Fookes) Hill, Augusta, Butler County, Kansas, c. 1888.

Standing, left to right, are sons: Harvey Almon Hill (1872-1949); James Robley Hill (1874-1931); and Virgil White Hill (1869-1946).

Daughter Mary Eve Hill (1887-after 1930) is held by her father.

Dr. Harvey Daniel Hill (1839-1913) was born in Delaware County, Ohio, the son of Caleb and Elizabeth (White) Hill; after discharge from the Union Army, he earned his MD at Michigan State, and removed to Kansas in 1867 where he became the first physician in Butler County. He served three terms in the Kansas Legislature. His wife Mary Emmaline was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, the daughter of James Fookes. All of these individuals, except Mary Eve, are buried in the Hill family plot, Walnut Grove Cemetery, in Augusta, Kansas.

Submitted by Elaine Hill Sunde, great granddaughter of Harvey Hill and granddaughter of James Robley Hill


The cemetery in Augusta Kansas is Elmwood Cemetery. I am the director of the Augusta Historical Museum and just had a cemetery tour in Elmwood and inlcuded Dr. Hill in the tour.

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