January 1881, Liberty, New York.

January 18, 1950, Bow­mans­ville, New York.

Aca­cia Park Cem­e­tery, North Ton­a­wan­da, New York.

Mel­vin was the son of Ir­win Will­iam Hill and Mary A. Joy­ner, and husband of Eliz­a­beth Jack­son.

He attended Tay­lor Un­i­ver­si­ty, Up­land, In­di­a­na, where he was a member of the University quartet and composed the Tay­lor school song. He graduated from Tay­lor in 1905, and re­ceived a Doc­tor of Div­in­i­ty degree there in 1920.

Hill served as a minister in the Gen­esee (now Western New York) Conference of the Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Church. As of 1921, he was pastor of Grace Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Church in Corn­ing, New York. His works include:

  1. Faith Brings the Vic­to­ry
  2. He Is the Same
  3. I Am Fully Trusting Je­sus
  4. I Am Redeemed
  5. I’m Enthrilled in the Presence of Je­sus
  6. In the Light of Truth Eter­nal
  7. I’ve Been Long in the Land of Fam­ine
  8. There’s a Savior Who’s Al­mighty
  9. Who Can Tell What Cal­va­ry Means?
  1. Accept Him Today
  2. Lake Buena Vista
  3. Precious Blood of Je­sus, The