Dec 2, 1931 Report of T. Edward Hill Sr.'s death
of Va., university, on are continuous budget as a years see' state of of same be to costs for possession in Clarksburg city court. He appealed the verdict to the circuit court. T. EDWARD HILL OWN LIFE Prominent Negro Politician Severs Arlery After Long Illness Tyler Edward Hill, 49 years old, ner director of the state bureau of Negro welfare and statistics and prominent in Republican party activi- ies in southern West Virginia, committed committed suicide Friday at 512 Morris street by slashing his right arm a razor blade. He bled to death. His body was found on the floor he room of an unoccupied apartment at the rear of his home by his Edward Hill, Jr. Impaired health for hto last three years was assigned he son as the motive for the suicide. Coroner W. F. Work, who investigated, investigated, reported that Hill killed him- elf by severing an artery. Hill came to Charleston several fears ago from Keystone, McDowell ounty. He is survived by the widcv. tie son and. two daughters, Carolyi nd Helen Hill. Private funeral serv ces are to be held Sunday afternoor at 2:30 o'clock. The place of burial not yet been Hill was borrt ided. r Martinsville, Va on April 23, 1883P He was educatec in the public schools and at Howard university. He practiced law and be came manager of the McDowell in 1911. He was an alternate delegate to the Republican national convention 1912, 1916, 1920 and 1S24, and was sec retary of the McDowell County Re Â·pdblican committee from 1916 to 1920 Hi was clerk in the secretary o state's office 1917 to 1918, and became director of the state bureau of welfare and statistics in 1921, con tinuing in that position until 1927. represented JTcDowell county as a delegate in the 1927 and 1929 sessions of the legislature. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, was secretary of the Negro bar association since its organization in 1915, was president of the McDowell McDowell County Negro Republican organization organization from 1918 to 1921; was assistant assistant county chairman of the Four- Minute Men; was assistant county food administrator and manager of war campaign among Negroes durinj the World war and was chairman oi the Negro voters division, Republican state committee, from 1920 to 1928. the 1929 session of the legislature he served on the house committees or taxation and finance and forfeited unappropriated lands.