1881–1950

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Born: Ja­nu­ary 1881, Li­ber­ty, New York.

Died: Jan­ua­ry 18, 1950, Bow­mans­ville, New York.

Buried: Aca­cia Park Ce­me­te­ry, North Ton­a­wan­da, New York.

Biography

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.

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