Curtis Justin Hillyer

Curtis Justin Hillyer

Birth
Granville, Licking County, Ohio, USA
Death 5 Aug 1906 (aged 78)
New York, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Van Ness, Lot 174 East.
Memorial ID 44435195 · View Source
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The Evening Star Monday, August 6, 1906
Died On A Train
Remains of Curtis J. Hillyer Brought to This City
The remains of Curtis J. Hillyer, the local attorney at law of 1618 21st Street, who died at 3 o’clock yesterday morning while on board a train from Boston bound for New York, arrived in this city this morning. His son, Edgar Hillyer and the latter’s wife accompanied the body.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock at the residence. The interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The pallbearers and the officiating minister had not been named at a late hour this afternoon.

Mr. Hillyer expired in a Pullman car. The party of which he was a member had just reached Boston from Nova Scotia, where an outing of several weeks’ duration had been enjoyed. Mr. Hillyer was one of the forty-niners in the rush to California. After seeking his fortune there he studied law, especially mining law. He went to Nevada when the Comstock Lode was struck and remained there six years. He retired fifteen years ago.

His wife and three sons, one of whom resides in Raleigh, North Carolina; one in Norfolk, Virginia and the third in this city, survive Mr. Hillyer. The former two will come to this city to attend the funeral.

Baltimore American Monday, August 6, 1906
Curtis J. Hillyer Dies On A Train
Retired Lawyer of Washington a Victim of Heart Disease on His Way Home
[Special to The American]
New York, August 5. Curtis J. Hillyer, 78 years old, a retired lawyer who lived at 1618 Twenty-third Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., died at 8 o’clock this morning in a berth on the Pullman car Sennet, as the Federal Express train from Boston was being taken down East River on the transport Maryland, bound for the Pennsylvania Railroad Station in Jersey City.

Mr. Hillyer was accompanied by his son Edgar and the latter’s wife, with whom he had been making a trip to Nova Scotia for his health.

The body was removed to an undertaking establishment in Jersey City and prepared for burial. It was shipped to Washington on the 12:44PM train. County Physician C.B. Converse, of Hudson County, certified that death was due to heart disease. He leaves a widow.

Edgar Hillyer told the undertaker that his father desired to return from Nova Scotia to Washington by train, fearing that he would not be able to stand the trip by water.

Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University, Deceased From Jun 1900 to June 1910, New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1910.
Mr. Hillyer died of heart disease, August 5, 1906 in a Pullman car on board the transfer steamer Maryland in New York Harbor. He was 78 years of age.

The Washington Post Monday, August 6, 1906
Curtis J. Hillyer's Funeral Today
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hillyer yesterday morning brought to this city the body of Mr. Hillyer's father, Curtis J. Hillyer, who died on a train between Boston and New York on Sunday morning.

The funeral will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at 1618 Twenty-first Street and the burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Biographical Record of the Class of 1850 of Yale College prepared by the Class Committee: Yale College 1718-1897.
Class of 1850
Curtis Justin Hillyer, son of Justin Hillyer, was born in Granville, Licking County, Ohio, May 31, 1828. He entered the Class the first term Sophomore year. After graduation he was studying law and teaching in Cincinnati, Ohio until March 1852 when his health failed and he went to California. In July of that year he bought a mining claim and worked it for four months. Having regained his health he was admitted to the bar in March 1853 and opened an office in Yankee Jims, Placer County about 50 miles northeast from Sacramento City. After spending a year or two here he removed to Iowa City in the same county. In 1856 he settled in Auburn, the county seat, from which place he removed to Virginia City, Nevada. For the last few years he has resided in Washington, D.C. in the practice of his profession, where he will gladly welcome any of his classmates who may give him a call. He was married to Miss Alexander of Iowa City, California in 1855 and has had five children: (1) Virgil Justin, born October 31, 1856 died January 30 1869 [District of Columbia]; (2) Edgar Curtis born March 2, 1858; (3) Munson Frank born September 7, 1861; (4) Will Lowe born August 2, 1865; (5) Bessie, born August 6, 1869.



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 44435195
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Curtis Justin Hillyer (31 May 1828–5 Aug 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44435195, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .