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New Jersey Obituaries - 1902 - Whitall S. Hill
Whitall S. Hill Dead
He Died At New York Last Wednesday
He Was a Son of Charles E. Hill and Had Lived at Red Bank Nearly All His Life-His Business Career
Whitall Stokes Hill, son of Rev. Charles E. Hill of Red Bank, died on Wednesday at a private sanitarium at New York. He had gone to the sanitarium for treatment for tumor of the brain. He was first afflicted several months ago. He recovered sufficiently to be about town but was again stricken down and gradually declined until his death.
Mr. Hill was 36 years old. He was born at Bridgeton, where his father was stationed as a Methodist minister, but since early boyhood he had lived at Red Bank. When a young man he became a clerk in John B. Bergen's shoe store and after being engaged there a few years he opened a shoe store at Long Branch. He returned to Red Bank and started a shoe business where Laug's candy store is now located. This business was sold to Hance & Shutts, who in turn sold it to Ford & Miller, who had been clerks in Bergen's shoe store. Ford & Miller afterward bought out Mr. Bergen and the business started by Mr. Hill was consolidated with the Bergen store. After giving up the shoe business Mr. Hill was engaged for five years in the wholesale liquor business with George R. Lamb, but he quit that business to take an interest in the Curtis, Davis & Hill piano company. When the piano business was sold over a year ago to H. A. Guyon, Mr. Hill again became associated with Mr. Lamb and was connected with the George R. Lamb distilling company at the time of his death.
Mr. Hill married Sarah Katherine Allaire, daughter of the late Edward S. Allaire of Red Bank, who survives him. The couple had one son, Gerome, but he died about four years ago. Mr. Hill is also survived by a father, four sisters and two brothers. One sister married a man of the same name as her father-Charles Edward Hill. She lives at Newark. The other sisters are Mrs. Francis R. Fithian of Camden, Mrs. John B. Bergen and Mrs. George R. Lamb of Red Bank. The brothers are William C. Hill of New York and Charles S. Hill of Little Silver. Mr. Hill was a member of the Heptasophs and the Royal Arcanum lodges of Red Bank and his wife will receive $3,000 insurance from each of these lodges.
The funeral was held on Saturday at two o'clock at the house and was conducted by Rev. J. B. Haines and Rev. E. J. Kulp, pastors of the First and Grace Methodist churches of Red Bank. The bearers were Robert G. MacDonald, Herbert W. Hill, Frank Bradner, Charles Noble, Charles S. Hill and George R. Lamb.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Feb 5, 1902
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