William Hill

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
October 26, 1899, page 1
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Found Dead.
Body father in Law of Bud Hackett Discovered.

Yesterday morning trainmen on the passenger coming this way on the East and West railroad noticed a dead body lying near the track.  The train was stopped by Conductor Frazier and a field hand at work near by was called and found it was his father.  The hand was a young fellow named Hill.  His father, Mr. William Hill, had started from Mr. Whiteside’s place, near Taylorsville, to his son’s on the Peter Hammond farm.  It is supposed while walking up the road he fell from heart trouble and died.  The deceased, William Hill, was an old man and was the father-in-law of Bud Hackett, convicted of murder and recently sent to the penitentiary.  He had been crazy for some time and also was afflicted with dropsy.  No bruises of any kind were found on the body except a small scratch on the face supposed to have been received when he fell.


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