Biography of Stetson L. Hill
Riverside County, CA Biographies





STETSON LOBDELL HILL
In the death of S. L. Hill, who passed away December 18, 1909, Riverside lost a man of worth and ability, who, although never actively identified with business affairs in his adopted city, was ever loyal to her and aided all movements for her advancement. He began spending his winters here in 1888, returning to Maine for the rest of the season until 1900, and thereafter lived retired in Riverside, enjoying the fruits of his former labors in his native state, Maine, where, in Minot, Androscoggin county, he was born August 31, 1820. His father was Jacob Hill, one of the active attorneys and business men of Portland, Me., where he was editor of the Portland Advertiser for some time. His mother was Marcia Lobdell in maidenhood. The family were lineal descendants from Governor Bradford of the Pilgrim forefathers.

After his earlier boyhood Mr. Hill took the preparatory course of the old Portland (Me.) Academy and then, in 1840, entered Bowdoin College, where he pursued his studies sufficiently for the requirements of his chosen profession. He then read law in the office of his father and was admitted to the bar in Lincoln county, later segregated as Androscoggin county, of which he was appointed the first register of probate in 1854 and where he was a man of prominence for many years. In 1841 he removed to Webster, the same county, and resided there until his removal to California. From 1857 to 1860 Mr Hill was postmaster of Webster under President Buchanan, and after that devoted his time to his business and legal affairs. He was an extensive owner of real estate in Webster and interested in many ventures. He was a man of exact business methods and the capable proprietor of water power and mill developments that have to do with the industries of a New England village. He was public spirited, planning and laboring for the good of his community. He served his constituency in the Maine legislature and was a steady supporter of Lincoln's Union policies.

In Providence, R. I., February 8, 1859, Mr Hill was united in marriage with Miss Addie Myrick, with whom he passed just a little more than fifty years of wedded life. Two children were born to them, Marcia Eva, who died in early life, and Mary A. M., who passed away in Riverside, Cal., in 1891. After first coming to Riverside he and his wife made many trips back to their old home in Maine, crossing the continent eighteen times. He was a Mason of the Knights Templar degree and a member of the Congregational Church, and in politics a Democrat.

From:
History of Riverside County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by Elmer Wallace Holmes
And other well known writers
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1912


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