Monday, March 1, 2010

The Life of Alice HILLIS - Her Parents Get Married

This is part of my series The Life of Alice Susan HILLIS, my great grandmother.

To begin the life of Alice Susan HILLIS, we will start with the marriage of her parents. Of course could go back many generations to all of her ancestors, but that would take too long (and her father is my brickwall).

George E HILLIS was born in Rising Sun, Ohio county, Indiana in May 1857 to unknown parents.

Mary Susan WASHBURN was born 28 September 1866 in Vinton, Gallia county, Ohio to civil war veteran Francis Marion WASHBURN and Lovina MATTHEWS. In the 1870s, the family moved to Cincinnati. On the 19 December 1883, Lovina died when Mary was 17 years old. Mary had three younger sisters, Lizzie Gertrude (17 Oct 1868-24 Feb 1869), Myrtle Ione (3 Nov 1873-24 Mar 1951), and Sylvia Cynthia (29 Jan 1878-29 Jun 1934).

George and Mary were married in Cincinnati, Hamilton county, Ohio on 5 September 1886.
Ohio, "Marriage Record (1808-1931)," volume 99, page 416, no. 827, George E Hillis and Mary S Washburn, marriage on 6 September 1886; digital images, Hamilton County Probate Courty (, Cincinnati.

George and Mary welcomed 3 children before their daughter Alice was born.

Joseph Mills HILLIS was born 24 Dec 1887 in Cincinnati. He moved to Texas and later to El Dorado, Butler county, Kansas. He married Margaret around 1922 and died May 1974.

Francis Marion HILLIS was born 13 Dec 1888 in Cincinnati and named after his grandfather. He married Mary Ann JOHNSTON on 6 Feb 1926 in Cincinnati. He died in Rising Sun, Indiana on 12 Oct 1977 and buried in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.

Sylvia C HILLIS was born 13 Aug 1892 in Kentucky and named for her aunt. She married Sidney Sayers CLEMENTS on 2 Oct 1915 in Cincinnati. She lived in Kentucky.

Next time we learn about the birth of Alice Susan HILLIS.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea for a series! This is perfect for Women's History Month. I like how you started with the parents' marriage.