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Sunday, November 5, 2017

1936 :: Funeral is Held for Mrs. Hill

Mrs. Hill, eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Walden, one of Rockdale's oldest families, was born and reared here. She graduated with the senior class of the Rockdale public school in 1892.

On April 8, 1896, Katherine Mae Walden was married to James H. Hill. . . . Mr. Hill, who inherited the thriving pioneer bookstore and jewelry business from his father, an early settler, passed away seventeen years ago.

Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Hill continued to run the business and in later years added a cold drink and confectionery department. . . .

Mrs. Hill*, known for her upright dealings and sterling traits of character was highly esteemed in Rockdale and throughout this section of Milam County. . . .

The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 5, 1936 Page: 1 of 20

*Mrs. Hill is the maternal grandma of Mary Sue Whipp, 3rd and final wife of L. Ron Hubbard.

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