My Great-Grandmother Hannah Hillier & I
Hannah Hillier was born in Sep 1885 in New Harbour, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.
Hannah and her brother Albert went to Boston at an early age after their mother died. Her brother Albert went overseas and fought in World War 1, married and stayed.
Hannah returned and married Herbert John “Jack” Newhook.
They had the following children:
- Cornelia Frances Newhook (My Grandmother)
- Tabitha Marie Newhook
- Hugh Herbert Newhook
- Ellis Hillyer Newhook
- Albert Newhook (died as a child possibly as a result of hitting his head on a door while playing
- Rebecca Newhook (died as a child 1918)
Hannah died on March 23, 1955 and was buried in All Saint’s Anglican Cemetery, Dildo, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.
Her headstone reads:
Erected by John Newhook in memory of his beloved wife HANNAH Died March 23rd 1955 Aged 69 years Yet Tho’ thy Soul be lost to sight to memory thou are dead.