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Thomas Jefferson "TJ" Hill
Birth: Feb. 15, 1894
Wichita Falls
Wichita County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1951
Lubbock
Lubbock County
Texas, USA

TJ Hill was born in Texas and grew up as a farmer, migrant farm worker, sharecropper, and moonshiner. In 1917, he enlisted as a US Army private in World War I. He returned to Texas after the war to marry his sweetheart, Ida May. She gave him five sons: Willie, known as "Cotton," the twins Clinton and Quinton, Hubert, and a last boy who died in infancy affectionately known as "Teddy Bear." Ida May died of TB in 1935 leaving TJ to care for his growing boys, the youngest only 5 years old. In a memorable journey, he and his children and their pet pig, Nancy, walked across Texas from the panhandle to a town near the eastern border to escape a child protection agent who wanted to remove the boys to foster homes and subsequent adoption. The family was poor, but self-reliant and feisty, with TJ guiding them successfully through the Depression and World War II into happy lives as productive adults. (bio by: PerseidsGirl) 
 
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  Clinton J Hill (1927 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Texas Pvt 5 Development Bn WW I
 
Burial:
City of Lubbock Cemetery
Lubbock
Lubbock County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 40
 
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Originally Created by: David Sifford
Record added: Oct 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8043365
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