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 Samuel Hill

Samuel Hill

Birth
Deep River, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Death 21 Feb 1931 (aged 73)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Maryhill, Klickitat County, Washington, USA
Plot Overlooking Columbia River
Memorial ID 6406 · View Source
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Eccentric railroad heir; son-in-law of James J. Hill, Builder of the Peace Arch at Blaine, Columbia Gorge Hwy., Maryhill Museum. Sam Hill is not the Sam Hill of "What the Sam Hill!" This is a common fallacy. The consensus among experts, including H. L. Mencken, seems to be that "Sam Hill" is an euphemism for hell. The origins of the phrase still remain obscure, but the evidence that the phrase was not coined for the Samuel Hill of Stonehenge is irrefutable.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 19 Sep 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6406
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Hill (13 May 1857–21 Feb 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6406, citing Stonehenge Monument, Maryhill, Klickitat County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .