Item 4 - Thomas Hill Family Portrait – c. 1904

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Thomas Hill Family Portrait – c. 1904

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Thomas Hill was born at Deep Fen, Lincolnshire, England April 15, 1858 to Edward Hill and Mary Ann Harwood. Thomas married Sarah Elizabeth Fisher, daughter of William Fisher and Sarah Elizabeth Ravell. Sarah Elizabeth (Fisher) Hill was born at West St. Crowland, Lincolnshire, England July 18, 1858. Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Hill had eight children – John Thomas (1883-1955), Arthur (1885-1966), Edward (1888-1961), Fred (1890-1916), Albert Ernest (1892-1965), Mary Ella (1894-1988), Hettie Elizabeth (1897-?) and Rose Grace (1902-1977). Thomas and Sara Hill immigrated to Ontario around 1884. They later moved to Brandon, Manitoba around 1890, where Thomas was employed as a Labourer. Sarah died on December 11, 1932 at Mair, Saskatchewan. Thomas died on October 10, 1947 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Their son Edward (Ted) Hill was born 1888 in Strathroy, Middlesex, Ontario. He married Ellen “Nellie” Higgins (1888-1977) in Brandon on December 25, 1909. They had three children Frank (1910 -?), Ernest (1912-1946) and Charles (1915-1975). Hill was employed as a butcher and later as a manager at the Joseph Donaldson Meat Market on 813 Rosser Avenue from 1911 to 1939. He opened Ted Hill’s Meat Market at the former Donaldson Meat Market at 813 Rosser Avenue, Brandon in 1940. Ted Hill’s Meat Market then moved to 114 6th Street, Brandon, MB. The meat market operated at this location until 1960. Ted Hill passed away in Brandon, MB on August 12, 1961.

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4” x 6” (b/w)

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Fred Wharton, Maple Ridge B.C. donated the photograph to Daly House in 2007

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Thomas Hill Family Portrait (c1904). Standing left to right: Albert (Hap) Hill, Arthur Hill, Edward (Ted) Hill, John Hill and Fred Hill. Seated left to right: Thomas Hill, Mary Ella Hill, Hettie Elizabeth Hill, Rose Grace Hill, and Sarah Elizabeth (Fisher) Hill.

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CA DHM 2007.22.2

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Source of historical information on Thomas and Sarah Hill - Manitoba Vital Statistics online database,,, Canada Census 1891 and 1901. Source of information on Ted Hill: City of Brandon Henderson directories 1911-1960, Manitoba Vital Statistics online database and

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