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Audrey Caraway Hill
Birth: Nov. 14, 1901
Madison
Madison County
Florida, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1984
Avon Park
Highlands County
Florida, USA

Audrey Caraway Hill was my maternal grandmother. The spelling on her tombstone has an error: "Carraway". The name was spelled with 2 "r"s by some of her ancestors, but she always spelled it with just one "r".

My grandmother had a hard life. Her mother died when she was only about 3-1/2 years old. She was raised by her father and older siblings after that. Her father then tragically died when she was only 13 years old and she then lived with one of her older brothers, Rufus. Rufus became the guardian of Audrey and her brother Gordon. Rufus and his family moved to Arthur's farm near Madison, FL.

Audrey married Joseph Benjamin Hill on 26 July 1920 in Lowndes County, GA when she was about 18-1/2 years old.
She was widowed at a young age - Joe died when he was only 40 years old. That left her with four children to raise without any help. The couple had lost two children previously - a little girl who died at about 18 months old and a little boy who only lived one day. She usually worked at least two different jobs to make ends meet, and tried to give her children all that she could.

Even after all the hardships she endured in her life, she never complained about anything. She was always such a positive person, chosing to see the glass half full instead of half empty. She could always find the rainbow after a storm. She approached her life with a positive attitude, and had a lot of faith in the Lord. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Arthur Caraway (1862 - 1914)
  Frances Elizabeth Power Caraway (1862 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Joseph Benjamin Hill (1901 - 1941)
 
 Children:
  Irma Lucille Hill McCullough (1922 - 1998)*
  Thelma Eloise Hill Sharpe (1924 - 1999)*
  Lethia Loretta Hill (1927 - 1929)*
  Baby Boy Hill (1933 - 1933)*
  Travis Kelton Hill (1937 - 2012)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lura Carraway King (1885 - 1952)*
  Rufus Curtis Caraway (1888 - 1928)*
  Gordon Caraway (1896 - 1963)*
  Gladys Caraway (1898 - 1904)*
  Audrey Caraway Hill (1901 - 1984)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
AUDREY CARRAWAY
1901 - 1984
SHE WAS BUSY LOVING PEOPLE,
HER FAMILY AND HER LORD
 
Note: The spelling of "Carraway" on the tombstone is an error. My Grandmother spelled her name with only one "r" -- "Caraway".
 
Burial:
Bougainvillea Cemetery
Avon Park
Highlands County
Florida, USA
Plot: New system: Block 18, Lot 4. Old system: Row 28, # 69
 
Maintained by: Lauren's Mom
Originally Created by: Grace Younglove Hudson
Record added: Apr 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36144482
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