Martin G. Hill, who is farming in English township, was born in that township on the sth of May, 1866, a son
of W. F. Hill, an account of whose life appears in the sketch of Frank Stover. He remained at home until he attained
his majority and then entered into partnership with his brother in law, Mr. Stover, they assuming charge of the
homestead. Subsequently Mr. Hill purchased one hundred and twenty acres of that place, which is located just north
of the village limits of North English, and still later he bought one hundred and forty acres of land in Fillmore
township. All of the two hundred and sixty acres which he owns is good land and his farms are well improved and
in a high state of cultivation. He follows general agricultural pursuits and also raises stock quite extensively
and as he is industrious and practical his land yields him a good income.
Mr. Hill was married in 1890 to Miss Angeline Blaylock, who was born in Cedar county, Iowa, a daughter of John
R. and Ellen (Morgan) Blaylock. Her father, a native of Indiana, and her mother, who was born in Ohio, crossed
the plains to California in 1849 and remained in the west for some time. Upon their return east. they settled in
Cedar county, Iowa, where they resided until they removed to this county, where both were living when called by
death. Mr. and Mrs. Hill have three children: John W., who is a graduate of the Capital City Commercial College
of Des Moines, Iowa; George Byron, at home; and Inez C., who is a high school student.
Mr. Hill is a republican but has never desired to hold office. Both he and his wife are identified with the Methodist
Episcopal church, whose work is furthered by their interest and material support. They have many friends in this
county and Mr. Hill is recognized as a representative and progressive agriculturist.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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