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 Alvin M Hill

Alvin M Hill

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 29 Mar 1900 (aged 21)
Garneill, Fergus County, Montana, USA
Burial Judith Basin County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 100014310 · View Source
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Fergus County Argus, Lewistown, MT, 4 April 1900

Death of Alvin Hill

Garneill, April 3--Seldom has the entire community been called upon to mourn the loss of anyone more than that of Alvin M. Hill, whose death occurred at the home of his parents in the village of Garneil at 8:20 p.m. Thursday.

Alvin was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Hill and was born April 22, 1878 in the city of Philadelphia, Pa. He therefore lacked but a few days of being 22 years of age. When only two years old he with his parents came to Montana, settling on a ranch in the Smith River Valley where he was reared and educated. In 1895 he came with his parents to Fergus county where he has since resided, no one being more favorably known here than he. In April 1898 he volunteered with the other members of Company I to go to the far-off Philippines, where he served his country most faithfully for 18 months; returning with his company last October, like many of his comrades almost a physical wreck. But under the constant medical treatment of his father, Alvin soon grew apparently robust, but never fully regained his health for once afflicted with disease all the diseases he had contracted in the tropics soon reappeared. Pneumonia, that most assidious and dangerous disease, after eight days of suffering terminated a bright life; a life full of promise and hope if spared to the world. The deceased was a young man of sunny disposition and upright character, most generous hearted, a true citizen, courageous soldier, an affectionate brother and a kind and obedient son.
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Fergus County Argus, Lewistown, MT, 4 April 1900

Alvin Hill Succumbs to Pneumonia and is Given a Military Funeral.

Alvin M. Hill, late private in Company I, First Montana, died at the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. E.C. Hill, at Garneill, Thursday night, March 29th, after only two days of illness.

Deceased was about 21 years of age and of good health until his services in the Phillippines. While in service he suffered greatly from dysentery and was much weakened when he returned. However, he had partially recovered, but early last week he caught a severe cold and this settling upon his lungs and his old ailment becoming aggravated, it was impossible to combat the dreaded result and death ensued early Thursday.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Albert Pfaus assisted by Rev. St. Hill and eighteeen members of Company I. The body of the dead soldier was placed in the school house and Rev. Pfaus preached a beautiful funeral sermon over his dead comrade for whom he felt special attachment as the deceased had been a member of his own squad. The funeral cortege, which was the largest ever seen in that section, proceded from Garneill to Ubet cemetery, where interment was made.

Throughout life he numbered all acquaintances as friends; while in the service every comrade was his admirer; in death all trust that he may receive a greater reward beyond.


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  • Created by: cara
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100014310
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alvin M Hill (22 Apr 1878–29 Mar 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100014310, citing Ubet-Garneill Cemetery, Judith Basin County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by cara (contributor 47072115) .