Body Of Harry Hill Is Recovered From Columbia River
The body of Harry Smith Hill, formerly of the Monica community mayor
of Rock Island, Wash., was found at noon Saturday, August 23, Mr. Hill
fell into the Columbia River while at work on the Rock Island dame
August 12. He had been an employee of the light company there for the
past 21 years as an electrical machinist.
He was born December
29, 1893 in Monica, the son of Milton and May Moffitt Hill. He graduated
of Brown’s Business college in Peoria. May 10, 1916 he was united in
marriage to Miss Florence M. Coe in Peoria. He had been mayor of Rock
Island for the past ten years and was active the civic affairs as well
as a faithful member of the Methodist church.
He is survived by
his mother, Mrs. May Hill of Princeville; his widow; five children; two
brother, Everett of Monica and Ralph of Jacksonville; three sisters,
Mrs. Charles Sears and Mrs. Jack Thatcher of Princeville and Mrs.
Clarence Sniff of Mineral Point, Wisc., and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in Rock Island Wednesday, August 27 and he
was laid to rest in the cemetery there.
Mrs. May Hill and
daughter, Mrs. Esther Thatcher and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ralph Hill of
Jacksonville, spent a couple of weeks in Washington at the time of the