Robert Sherman Hillman

Male 1881 - 1979  (97 years)


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  • Name Robert Sherman Hillman  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 15 Sep 1881  Adams Gage Co NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Aug 1979  Ontario Malheur Co OR Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Buried 25 Aug 1979  Parkview Cem, New Plymouth, ID Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 7
    Notes 
    • Rob's daughter, Marvel (Hillman) DeVault recalled the following bits of Family History:

      Shortly after Marvel was born, Rob and Anna took her to his parents, Edwin and Emily, to show her off. (At the time Rob and Anna were living on a farm in Johnson County next to Anna's parents. Rob's parents were still living on the family farm in Gage Co a few miles away. This is before they owned a car and the trip was made in a buggy) Apparently Rob and Anna had not yet named this latest daughter, and Rob opined that if they showed up at his parents' place, with an unnamed daughter, his mother would pick out a name for her. Rob and Anna already had three girls, and none were named after his mother, so it was decided that they would name Marvel after his mom. Apparently Rob's memory was not what it was in later years. When they arrived at his parents' house, he held Marvel high in the air and announced to his mom that here was her new granddaughter, and she was named Marvel Kathryn Hillman in her honor. His mom snapped back, "Why you fool, my name is Emily Cordelia!" Apparently the damage was not correctable because they never changed Marvel's name nor tried to name another child after his mother.

      A little after 1920 the family moved from eastern Nebraska to western Nebraska (Bayard). Her dad rented a freight car to move the family's belongings. He rode in the train car with his stuff. It was in the middle of winter and very cold. There was a stove in the corner of the car. At some point in the trip the train lurched and her dad was thrown against the stove and burned very badly.

      Marvel tells another story associated with the move. Apparently the train only went as far as Alliance, NE. In any case her mom told the children that they were going to see Alliance. When they got there, Marvel was very unhappy because there weren't any "lions."

      After moving to western Nebraska, the family lived in town (Bayard) then moved to the Dunder Farm. Later they moved to Woodbine Farm, then to the Nine Mile Farm a finally to the Hillman farm. All these farms were rented. Anna inherited some money when her father died and they used it to purchase the farm now know as the Hillman Farm. Land records show that this purchase was about 1946. They had lived on the Hillman Farm for quite some time befor that. In 1959 Rob and Anna retired from farming and moved to Caldwell, Idaho. Later they moved to New Plymouth, Idaho.

      (The Dunder Farm was owned by Ted and Lydia Dunder. When Tracy was 13 years old he spent a summer on his grandparents' farm and shared many adventures with their son Jim. The farm is still owned by Jim's older brother, Ted. The Woodbine Farm, named for Woodbine Ivy that grows there, is owned by the Kizire family. The Dunder, Woodbine and Hillman farms are close to one another, about four miles east of Bayard.)
    Person ID I1941  DeanJul09
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2009 

    Father Edwin Rathburn Hillman,   b. 15 May 1840, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1922, Bayard, Morrill Co, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Emily Cordelia Rogers,   b. 13 Dec 1846, Elizabethtown IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1935, North Platte, Lincoln Co NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 17 Nov 1863  Dubuque Co Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 8
    Family ID F0939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Magdaline Diehm,   b. 27 Feb 1888, Hopewell Community, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1983, Emmett Gem Co ID Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1908  home of bride's parents, Johnson Co, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Erma Olive Hillman,   b. 23 Feb 1910, Crab Orchard, Johnson CoNB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1981, Glendale, Los Angeles CoCA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Doris Madeline Hillman
     3. Clarice June Hillman
     4. Marvel Kathryn Hillman
     5. Wanda Lorraine Hillman
     6. Robert Sterling Hillman
    Family ID F0042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S002584] Cartwright, Wanda (Hillman) letter January 31, 2000 (Tracy DeVault).

    2. [S004143] Turpin, Carrie (Sivits) letter April 5, 2000 (Tracy DeVault).

    3. [S002721] DeVault.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jul 1, 2000

    4. [S059605] DeVault, Tracy, From Whence We Came, Tracy DeVault, (self published Dec 31 2002).

    5. [S003330] Hillman, Robert S. Holy Card(Tracy DeVault).

    6. [S059605] DeVault, Tracy, From Whence We Came, Tracy DeVault, (self published Dec 31 2002).
      Date of Import: Jul 1, 2000

    7. [S003466] Hillman.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jul 2, 2000

    8. [S003696] Marriage License - Edwin R. Hillman & Emily C. Rogers.


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