This is part of my series The Life of Alice Susan HILLIS, my great grandmother.
George E HILLIS and Mary SUSAN WASHBURN had 3 children, Joseph, Francis and Sylvia before the birth of their daughter Alice Susan HILLIS in 1896.
Their fifth child was Vallie I HILLIS. She was born 16 Nov 1898 in Indiana. She would marry Fred HESS around 1923. She died 14 Jan 1994 in Rising Sun, Ohio county, Indiana.
In the 1900 US census, the family was living in Anderson township, Hamilton county, Ohio near Mary's father, Francis Marion WASHBURN. George was working as a painter.
1900 U.S. census, Hamilton county, Ohio, Population, Anderson township, enumeration district 278, sheet 5A, dwelling 81, family 87, Household of Geo E Hillis; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 04 January 2010), citing National Archives microfilm publication T623.
Around 1901, son George was born in Indiana.
Son Barrett Guy HILLIS was born 30 Dec 1906 in Indiana. He married Gladys B GIFFITH. He died 15 Jul 1995 in Montgomery, Hamilton county, Ohio and was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.
Another child was born May 1909 and died 7 Jul 1909 in Ohio county, Indiana.
In the 1910 US census, the family was living in Rising Sun, Ohio county, Indiana. George was working as a house painter.
1910 U.S. census, Hamilton county, Ohio, Population, Randolph township, Rising Sun City, enumeration district 134, sheet 6A, dwelling 16, family 16, household of George E Hillis; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 04 January 2009), citing National Archives microfilm publication T624.
On 29 Feb 1912, Alice gave birth to a stillborn son, Willard HILLIS in Cincinnati, Ohio.
According to the 1910 census, Alice and George had 11 children and only 7 were still living. Adding in Willard means that they had at least 12 children and only 7 lived to adulthood.
From the birthplaces of their children and their residences in the census, you can tell that the family moved around the Cincinnati area quite a bit.
Next time we look at the Alice's marriage.