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Hill, Colton W., 1912-1987



  • Existence: 1912-1987

Biographical History

Colton W. Hill (1912-1987) served in the U.S. Army in World War II, and collected newspapers from Europe, Southwest Asia, and Egypt in between 1945 and 1946.

Colton Wetten Zimro Hill was born on January 13, 1912, in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, to parents William S. Hill and Emily M. Hill. He emigrated to the United States in 1914 and lived in California. On August 8, 1941, he married Minnie (Bonnie) Wright. In 1945, he entered the military, enlisting for the duration of the war, and spent some time in Europe, Southwest Asia, and Egypt, where he collected US military newspapers pertaining to the events of the day. Hill lived in Southern California, and was in the retail soft goods business while he worked for the J.C. Penny compay. He died on September 29, 1987, in Lynwood, California.


UPB files, accessed December 13, 2013 (Materials came from Coltno Hill)., via WWW, December 13, 2013 (Full name is Colton Wetten Zimro Hill; parents are William S and Emily M Hill; wife is Minnie (Bonnie) Wright, married on August 8, 1941; born on January 13, 1912 in Petersborough, Ontario, Canada; and died on September 29, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA).

Biography provided by Roger West, donor, accessed January 6, 2014 (lived in California; worked at J.C. Penny company).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Colton W. Hill papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8327
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials that are connected to service in the US Army in 1945-1946, and serving in Southwest Asia, Egypt, and Europe. It includes newspapers, several US magazines, tour flyers, military orders promoting Hill, and a letter from a friend back home.
Dates: Publication: 1945-1946