Robert Hill, Sr.

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
August 27, 1908, Page 5
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Killed By Cars.
A Dalton Citizen Meets Death While Attempting to Cross Railroad.

A special to the Chattanooga News from Dalton says: Robert Hill, Sr., owner of the Robert Hill Foundry and Machine Works, was run over and killed by a Southern railway freight train here about 7:30 this morning.

Mr. Hill was on his way to work, and, as was his habit, he crossed the railroad yards here in preference to going over the Cuyler street bridge.  The train was standing and Mr. Hill undertook to go underneath, but before getting on the other side it started and he was crushed by the wheels.

Mr. Hill was a Scotchman by birth, well educated and splendidly read and a most companionable gentleman.  He had been in business here for the past thirty five years. He leaves a wife and five children, who are Messrs. John and Dee Hill, of Cincinnati; Miss Annie and Bruce Hill, of Atlanta, and Robert Hill, of Dalton.

The funeral services will be held tomorrow.


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