The Rushville (IN) Republican, Sat. March 26, 1926
LEADING CITIZEN OF CARTHAGE DIES
AARON O. HILL, ACTIVE IN PBLIC AFFAIRS FOR MANY YEARS, PASSES AWAY FRIDAY NIGHT
HELD SEVERAL OFFICES
MEMBER OF TOWNSHIP ADVISORY AND FORMER TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE AND EMMBER OF TOWN COUNCIL
Aaron O. Hill, a highly respected citizen of Carthage, died Friday night at the late residence in Carthage, at the age of 86 years. Death was due to infirmities of old age, the deceased having been in failing health for the past few years.
At the time of his death, Mr. Hill was a member of the the advisory board of Ripley township and treasurer of the Carthage Natural Gas Company. He was also a former trustee of the town council.
He was in the dry goods business for a number of years. When a young man he clerked in different dry goods stores of Carthage and in 1884 became a senior member of the Hill, Henley and Company dry goods store, which in after years was the Hill and Gear Dry goods store. He had been retired from business for the past several years.
Mr. Hill was born in Randolph county, North Carolina, and was the son of Aaron ad Miriam Hill. He taught school in North Carolina and also in the Oklahoma government school for Indians. He came to this county in 1870. He was married to Eliza Henley in 1882, who preceded him in death in 1914. Mr. Hill was the last of a family of thirteen children and the only survivors are nephews and nieces. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Carthage.
The funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Friends Church in charge of the pastor, the Rev. Charles F. Dudley. Burial will take in the Friends Cemetery.
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