Davis Hill
The subject of this sketch was born September 21, 1863, at Lafayette, Georgia, and is the eldest son of George W. Hill, a prominent merchant of Ringgold, Lafayette County, Georgia. Davis' mother was a daughter of Martin Davis, of Dahlangoah. The young man attended private school until he was eighteen years old, when he went into general merchandise with his father at Cedar Grove, Georgia. Here he continued for three years, until 1866, when he settled in Vinita and again embarked in merchandise, this time in company with William Little. In 1887 he bought out his partner, and connected himself with his father and brother Robert, under the firm name of Davis Hill & Co. In 1889 they opened a branch at Claremore, and built a storehouse 24x60. Both houses are thriving. Mr. Hill married Miss Fannie Parks November 20, 1888, youngest daughter of Jeff Parks, one-eighth Cherokee. Mrs. Hill's mother was a sister to Johnston Thompson, of Tahlequah, one of the wealthiest merchants in the Indian Territory. By this marriage they have one child, George Robert, born in October, 1890. Mrs. Hill is a lady of refinement and highly educated. Mr. Hill is a gentleman of first-class business ability, is educated and intelligent and very popular. His firm carries a stock of $5,000 at Vinita and $7,000 at Claremore. Mr. Hill has a good residence in the former town, and six town lots, while the firm owns four lots in Claremore, as well as the building.
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