Hon. D.H. Hillman Falls A Victim
To Dreaded Epidemic Raging In County
Hon. Daniel H. Hillman, one of Trigg County's leading farmers and most prominent citizens and a former Representative in the Legislature, died at his home south-east of town yesterday morning at nine o'clock after an illness of two weeks from influenza.

Several weeks ago Mr. Hillman went to Camp Knox near Louisville to work for the government. He contracted the trouble while there, but worked two days after fever developed. Coming home, he took to his bed, and was never able to leave it again. For several days before his death his condition had been quite critical.

Mr. Hillman had spent all his life in Trigg county. He was born near Cadiz on the 4th of January, 1877, and was the youngest son of the late W.W. Hillman, one of the county's leading citizens. He grew to manhood on the farm, attending the county schools during the winter. When he arrived at young manhood he attended school in Cadiz and other points, and for a number of years afterward engaged in teaching. During this time he read law, but never applied for license and had never engaged in the practice.

For eighteen years past he had engaged in farming and was one of the county's most industrious tillers of the soil.

In 1877 he was married to Miss Etta Husk and the good wife and four children survive him. The children are Virginia, William Wendell, Annie and Frances. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: W.L. Hillman, of Clinton, Ky, Fred B. Hillman, of Jackson Tenn.; , Mrs. Tom McAtee, of near Cadiz; Mrs. Ella Spiceland of Cadiz; Mrs. Tom Howard of Gilbertsville and Mrs. Green Gourley of Oklahoma.
When a young man he united with Oak Grove Baptist church but during the past year or two moved his membership to Cadiz.

In 1913 he made the race for Representative, and while opposed by three of the county's most popular citizens, he won the nomination by a majority of several hundred and was elected in November following by a splendid-majority. He served though the session of 1913 with special credit to himself and with honor to his constituents.

Mr. Hillman was a man of affairs, kept in touch with public matters, and enjoyed a friendship all over the county possessed by a few of our citizens. His death will be heard with deep regret by many friends all over the state.

The burial will take place this morning at Mt. Zion grave yard five miles north of Cadiz. Funeral services will be held at the grave conducted by Rev. John T. Cunningham of Princeton. Cadiz Record - Date Unknown


1885 - Cadiz Telephone
J.F. Hillman died of pneumonia at his residence at Aurora, Marshall county, on last Tuesday February 24th 1885.  He was about 35  years of age and was a son of the late W. W. Hillman.  He was a resident of this city until about two years ago when he went to Carlisle, Arkansas, where he remained until a few months since when he moved to Aurora.  He was a man of remarkable energy and industry.  He leaves a wife and several children to whom we extend our sympathies.

Maarch 1878 - Cadiz Kentucky

At his residence near town, on Saturday last, Mr. W. W. Hillman, in the 65th year of his age.  Virginia papers please copy.


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