Gallatin Sumner County News
Microfilm Roll #506 - 1928 - 1930
J. W. Hill
James William Hill, prominent and popular citizen of the ninth civil district, died at 8 o'clock p. m. Friday, May 10th, 1929, at Barr's Infirmary in Nashville. He underwent an operation at the infirmary on Thursday, May 2nd, and was thought by physicians to be improving. However, on Thursday, May 9th, his condition became critical and he sank rapidly to his death.
Mr. Hill was born and reared in the tenth civil district of this county, the son of Mr. And Mrs. Robert G. Hill. He was 53 years of age. He had long been prominent in public affairs of the county and state. He was twice elected circuit court clerk of Sumner County by large majorities. Near the close of his second term in this office he resigned to accept the position of chief clerk in the office of State Treasurer under Hill McAlister in Nashville. This position he held for eight years. He served as journal clerk of the state senate during the last term of the legislature. In all of his official positions he was efficient and attentive to duty and won for himself many friends throughout the state. His untimely death is the occasion of universal sorrow and regret.
Mr. Hill married Miss Clara Douglass, daughter of the late Mr. Wylie J. Douglass, also of the 9th district. Mrs. Hill and two daughters, Misses Bernice and Elizabeth Hill, survive. He is survived, also, by one brother, Dr. John L. Hill, of New York. The deceased was a member of the Gallatin Methodist Church and of King Solomon Lodge No. 94, F. & A. M.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Cherry of Nashville at the Gallatin Methodist Church at 3 o'clock p. m. Sunday, May 12th. The burial followed at the Gallatin Cemetery. The burial was with Masonic honors. The large concourse of friends attending the funeral exercises and many beautiful floral tributes attested the high esteem in which the deceased was held by the public.