Welcome to AncestralHeroes.com
Ancestral Heroes, Your Ancestors, Fathers, Mothers, Grandfathers, Grandmothers, Uncles, Aunts, Friends, Who Served in the Civil War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam War, Gulf War.... and defended our freedom.
Hill, Edmund B.
G. A. R. TO HONOR HILL
WILL HELP BURY COMRADE WHO DIED IN TAFT CROWD.
Arrangements for Funeral Not Complete---Services at Catholic Cathedral and Cemetery.
The final arrangements have not been made for the funeral of Edmund B. Hill, the CIVIL WAR veteran who was stricken with heart failure and fell in the crowd lined up to enter the Armory for the President's speech Saturday night. The funeral will be held from the Roman Catholic Cathedral at Fifteenth and Davis streets. The G. A. R. will honor their dead at the cemetery. The time of burial depends upon the arrival of relatives from Los Angeles.
Edmund B. Hill was 73 years old. He was born at Nicolette, Lower Canada, on April 18, 1837; moved to Illinois while a young man, and in 1862 enlisted in the Illinois Cavalry, serving with that force to the end of the war. He came to Portland in 1863 and has lived here since. He engaged in the grocery and bakery business here with his brother-in-law, Charles McGinn, now of Los Angeles. Several years ago he retired from business, and later became court bailiff, serving in the courts of Judges O'Day and Sears.
He was twice married, first in 1870 and later in 1873. His first wife died in 1872 and his second wife in 1907. He left no children. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Charles McGinn, of Los Angeles. Other relatives are Henry McGinn, of this city; John McGinn, of Fairbanks, Alaska, both attorneys; Everett E. McGinn and Walter Charles McGinn, of Los Angeles, nephews, and Mrs. J. F. Shea, of 562 Glisan street, Portland; Mrs. Paul Butz, of Globe, Ariz.; Mrs. William F. Stewart, of Los Angeles, and Miss Edith McGinn of Los Angeles, nieces.
Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR 4 Oct 1909