Born: January 1881, Liberty, New York.
Died: January 18, 1950, Bowmansville, New York.
Buried: 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.