Bio: Hill, Thomas J. (1914)


Surnames: Hill, Brunswick, Barton, Shaw

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) pages 728-729

Thomas J. Hill, veteran of the Civil War and one of the old time settlers of Eau Claire, was born in New Brunswick, August 21, 1840. When eighteen years of age, in 1858, he came to Eau Claire and soon thereafter engaged in lumbering, a business he has since followed nearly all his life. During the Civil War he enlisted and served two years and two months and claims to have had the honor of carrying "Old Abe," the famous war eagle, which went out with the Eau Claire Badgers, the first company formed in this county. Mr. Hill has always been active in public affairs and at one time served the city of Eau Claire as street commissioner for three years.

John Hill, father of Thomas J. and former resident of this city, married Ann Brunswick and they were the parents of the following children: Thomas J., W. A., John F., and Ann J. Mr. Hill enlisted during the Civil War in Company K, 36th Wisconsin Volunteer infantry, and was killed at the battle of Cold Harbor, June 16, 1864. His wife, mother of our subject, survived until 1872, when she too passed away in the town of Badger's Mills. Thomas J. Hill has been twice married. His first wife was Lue Barton, of Eau Claire, by whom he had two children, named Elenor M., and John M. For his second wife, Mr. Hill married Kate M. Shaw, and to this union one daughter, Cora L., who is now deceased, was born. Mr. Hill is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, which he joined in 1881. He is also a member of the Sons of Veterans and a regular attendant of the Presbyterian Church, and makes his home at the Hotel Burkhart.



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