|Death: ||May 11, 1893|
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MARY RUHL HILL - The following from the Galion (OH) Inquirer of last evening will be sad news to Mrs. Hill's many friends in this city, the deceased lady having lived here for several years prior to her marriage to Rev. Thomas Hill, and being known as a Christian lady of many accomplishments and good works: Mrs. Rev. Hill, nee Mary Ruhl, died yesterday at Chesterville at 4 p.m., after having suffered an operation for a stricture of the bowels several days previous. On Wednesday night the parsonage caught fire, presumably from spontaneous combustion in some oily rags which had been used in swathing Mrs. Hill's body, and which had been placed in the kitchen. When discovered by Rev. Hill the fire had made such headway that the family had barely time to escape and he was badly burned about the face in an endeavor to fight the fire. Mrs. Hill was removed with difficulty, but her death was due to the stricture and not the result of fright as was rumored.
Mrs. Hill is a sister of Mrs. O.T. Hart, of this city, Mrs. Rupp, of Bucyrus and Mrs. S.G. Cummings, of Mansfield.
She was born in Galion in 1833, in the old Franklin house, and has many friends here who will regret to hear of her sad death. She was married to Rev. Hill when he resided at Crestline, nearly two years ago.
The remains will be brought to Galion on the Big Four 5 p.m. train today and will be taken to the residence of her sister, Mrs. O.T. Hart, on North Columbus Street. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, with services at the English Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles, of Mansfield, assisted by Rev. J.K. Argo and Rev. E.P. Elcock. The remains will be placed in the vault at Fairview Cemetery.
(Richland Shield & Banner: 20 May 1893)
Created by: Judy Farst
Record added: Nov 23, 2011
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