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Among those whose progressive methods and intelligently directed efforts have constituted factors in the agricultural development of Washington county is numbered A. T. Hill, a member of one of the pioneer families of the state and the owner of a desirable farm near Bartlesville which in all of its appointments reflects the progressive spirit and capable management of the owner.

A native son of Oklahoma, he was born in Dewey, August 3, 1874. His father, who as known as Mr. Top-of-the-Hill, was a native of Kansas and a member of the Delaware tribe, with whom he came to Indian Territory, settling near Copan, where he followed the occupation of farming until his demise, which occurred in 1877. He married Hannah Weber, also a Delaware. After his death she was again married. Her demise occurred in 1915.

A. T. Hill acquired his education in the Quapoqua Mission School and after completing his studies he rode the range for his stepfather, for whom he worked for ten years, and then began farming for himself. In 1911 he purchased six acres in what is known as the Bartlesville addition, upon which he erected a good home at a cost of about four thousand dollars, and he also owns a tract of seventy acres situated three and a quarter miles from his home place, on which he grows hay and also raises stock, while he also receives a substantial addition to his income from royalties on oil wells located on his property. In addition, he is cultivating one hundred acres of rented land adjoining his home, having thirty-five acres of this tract planted to corn and the remainder to oats and wheat. Long experience has given him as a comprehensive understanding of farming operations and he brings to his occupation a true sense of agricultural economics, never allowing a foot of his land to be unproductive.

In 1900 Mr. Hill was united in marriage to Miss Jane Brown, a daughter of John and Nancy (Proffit) Brown, both of Delaware extraction and farming people of Ochelata, Washington county, where they passed away. Mr. and Mrs. Hill have become the parents of five children: Joseph, Alonzo and Perry, who are attending school at Dewey; John; and Mannetta.

Mr. Hill has never been afraid of earnest labor and has worked diligently and persistently as the years have passed, concentrating his attention upon his farming operations, and success in substantial measure has rewarded his efforts. He is deeply interested in all worthy projects for the development and up building of his community and is recognized as a public-spirited and progressive citizen, whose influence is ever on the side of advancement and improvement.

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