Florence Isabelle Hill1,2,3,4,5,6

(September 17, 1921 - March 4, 2009)
RelationshipGrandmother of Dan Stone
Father*Orval William Hill (September 3, 1898 - August 8, 1964)
Mother*Rosa May Boyer (May 14, 1899 - December 22, 1988)
     Florence Isabelle Hill was born on September 17, 1921, in Ainsworth, Brown County, Nebraska.7,8,9,10,11
     She grew to maturity in Nebraska12, and on January 10, 1938, in Burke, Gregory County, South Dakota, married William Henry (Bill) Wright, son of Isaac Franklin Wright and Matilda Jane Egbert.13,14
     Florence worked many jobs over the years until her retirement. She was a kitchen helper at Brady Elementary School, a bartender at the Brady Tavern, and a clerk and meat wrapper for Brady Food Mart for twenty years. Following this, she was also a meat wrapper for several years in Elma, Grays Harbor County, Washington.15 During these years she was working, she became known endearingly to many friends and acquaintances as Flossie16,12,17 or Flo.18
     Following Bill's passing in 1978, she and Harry William Oliver, son of William Oliver and Mary Hortense Colleur, were married on her birthday, September 17, 1980, in Mason County, Washington.9,19 She was an avid supporter of the Seattle Mariners, and was known for regularly flying her Mariner flag on her front porch, unfurling it when they won and rolling it back up when they lost.15 During construction of Safeco Field in Seattle, King County, Washington, a brick with her name on it was placed in the 'Fan Walk' section of the stadium.12
     Florence Isabelle Hill died peacefully at age 87 on March 4, 2009 at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Washington.15,7 Her cremains were buried at Satsop Cemetery, Satsop, Grays Harbor County, Washington, in the plot next to that of her first husband, Bill.20,21,22 A spirited little woman, sprinkling her stories and advice with colorful language, she never met a stranger and was the spirited self appointed neighborhood greeter, who welcomed each new person into her circle of friends and family.15

Family

William Henry Wright (November 29, 1913 - July 25, 1978)
Child

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Last EditedFebruary 14, 2016

Citations

  1. [S408] Obituary: Florence Isabelle Oliver - Whiteside Family Mortuaries (online), http://obit.whitesidefamilymortuaries.com/obitdisplay.html?id=644431 : 26 June 2013.
  2. [S13] Wright-Hill (William H. Wright and Florence I. Hill) marriage, certificate number 198050, 10 January 1938, South Dakota Department of Health; South Dakota Marriage Index, 1905-1914 and South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949 (online database); database and digital copy at http://www.ancestry.com, viewed 25 May 2007.
  3. [S435] Oliver-Wright (Harry W. Oliver and Florence I. Wright) marriage, certificate number 04531, 17 September 1980, Washington State Archives; Mason County Government, Auditor, Marriage Certificates, 1857-2001 (online database); database and digital copy at http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/4DDA151DDFC0170E159B77931D61FD80, viewed 10 November 2013.
  4. [S37] 1940 U.S. census, Grays Harbor County, Washington, population schedule, Wynooche Election Precinct (18), page 819 (stamped), enumeration district (ED) 14-106, sheet 2-B, dwelling 39, family 39, William H Wright household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 November 2007); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 4341.
  5. [S437] "Social Security Death Index, Master File," Social Security Administration, Florence Oliver record, online database at http://www.ancestry.com, viewed 10 November 2013.
  6. [S27] 1930 U.S. census, Cherry County, Nebraska, population schedule, Wood Lake Precinct, page 274 (stamped), enumeration district (ED) 16-48, sheet 2-A, dwelling 29, family 30, Orval W Hill household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 May 2007); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1268; name is mistakenly transcribed and indexed as Folorane I. Hill.
  7. [S437] "Social Security Death Index," Florence Oliver record, http://www.ancestry.com, viewed 10 November 2013.
  8. [S408] Obituary: Florence Isabelle Oliver (online), http://obit.whitesidefamilymortuaries.com/obitdisplay.html?id=644431 : 26 June 2013, also mistakenly states in the heading that she was born in Aberdeen, Washington.
  9. [S435] Oliver-Wright certificate of marriage; Mason County Marriage Records; database and digital copy at http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/4DDA151DDFC0170E159B77931D61FD80, viewed 10 November 2013.
  10. [S27] 1930 U.S. census, Cherry County, Nebraska, population schedule, p. 274 (stamped), ED 16-48, sheet 2-A, dwell. 29, fam. 30, Orval W Hill household.
  11. [S37] 1940 U.S. census, Grays Harbor County, Washington, population schedule, p. 819 (stamped), ED 14-106, sheet 2-B, dwell. 39, fam. 39, William H Wright household.
  12. [S1] Personal knowledge of Dan Stone.
  13. [S13] Wright-Hill certificate of marriage; South Dakota Marriage Index and Marriage Certificates; database and digital copy at http://www.ancestry.com, viewed 25 May 2007.
  14. [S115] William Wright obituary, The Vidette, Montesano, Washington, 10 August 1978, page 12, column 1.
  15. [S408] Obituary: Florence Isabelle Oliver (online), http://obit.whitesidefamilymortuaries.com/obitdisplay.html?id=644431 : 26 June 2013.
  16. [S408] Obituary: Florence Isabelle Oliver (online), http://obit.whitesidefamilymortuaries.com/obitdisplay.html?id=644431 : 26 June 2013.
  17. [S436] Personal knowledge of Ray Eugene Hill.
  18. [S10] Personal knowledge of Sharon Mae Wright.
  19. [S10] Personal knowledge of Sharon Mae Wright.
  20. [S438] Florence I. Wright tombstone, Satsop Cemetery, Satsop, Grays Harbor County, Washington; transcribed and photographed by George Daniel Stone, 16 May 2013.
  21. [S439] Lee Dotson, compiler, "Satsop Cemetery Index," database, Office of Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives (http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/E363A91B6C511AA7D8BC126AD7355DF3 : accessed 10 November 2013), database entry for Florence WrightT [sic] (1921-2009.)
  22. [S10] Personal knowledge of Sharon Mae Wright.
  23. [S435] Oliver-Wright certificate of marriage; Mason County Marriage Records; database and digital copy at http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/4DDA151DDFC0170E159B77931D61FD80, viewed 10 November 2013; place of her residence is recorded as Montesano, but this author [Dan Stone] knows Brady is often considered to be part of Montesano and that she was living in Brady at the time.