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Joel Reuben Hitt

Joel Reuben HittAge: 9218741967

Name
Joel Reuben Hitt
Birth October 24, 1874 25 19
Residence 1874
Birth of a brotherMartin Hughes “Bud” Hitt
February 23, 1876 (Age 15 months)
Birth of a sisterAlice Irene Hitt
August 17, 1878 (Age 3)
Birth of a sisterEdgeworth Shyves “Edgie” Hitt
December 30, 1880 (Age 6)
Birth of a brotherJames Washington “Boss” Hitt
June 16, 1883 (Age 8)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Jane “Tack” Hitt
November 30, 1885 (Age 11)
Birth of a sisterWinna Folsie Hitt
May 16, 1888 (Age 13)
Note: social security death index lists 1887 as birth year.
Birth of a sisterCarrie Fletcher Hitt
May 16, 1892 (Age 17)
Death of a paternal grandmotherNancy Hitt
1895 (Age 20)

Education 1897 (Age 22)
Corporation: Coronal Institute
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Ann Gary
1897 (Age 22)

Residence 1897 (Age 22)
Death of a motherMary Emma Hughes
February 3, 19014:00 a.m. (Age 26)
Cause: ruptured appendix (according to Lucile Hitt Hollingsworth)
Occupation
teacher
from 1899 to 1901 (Age 24)
Corporation: Athens School System
Occupation
teacher
1901 (Age 26)
Corporation: Prine Springs School
Note: The location was provided by John Ulmer.
Residence 1901 (Age 26)
MarriageElizabeth Margania RobertsonView this family
December 25, 1904 (Age 30)
Birth of a son
#1
Thomas Stanfield “Dick” Hitt
December 1, 1905 (Age 31)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Lucile Wilmoth Hitt
July 21, 1908 (Age 33)
Birth of a son
#3
Bruce Owen Hitt
September 8, 1910 (Age 35)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Flora May Hitt
November 5, 1912 (Age 38)
Birth of a son
#5
James Hughes Hitt
December 30, 1914 (Age 40)
Residence 1914 (Age 39)
Note: From around 1940 until around 1960, he lived at 102 East Street in Clinton.
Birth of a son
#6
Joel Reuben Hitt Jr
December 30, 1916 (Age 42)
Education
B.A.
1917 (Age 42)
Corporation: Mississippi College
Occupation
mathematics professor
1917 (Age 42)
Corporation: Clark College
Occupation
Mathematics Professor
1918 (Age 43)
Corporation: Mississippi College
Birth of a daughter
#7
Elizabeth Carolyne Hitt
April 12, 1919 (Age 44)
Marriage of a childJack HollingsworthLucile Wilmoth HittView this family
June 30, 1930 (Age 55)

Death of a fatherReuben Martin Hitt
September 13, 1932 (Age 57)
Death of a sisterEdgeworth Shyves “Edgie” Hitt
October 27, 1936 (Age 62)

Death of a sonJames Hughes Hitt
November 30, 1944 (Age 70)
Cause: from wounds suffered during the Battle of the Roer
Burial of a sonJames Hughes Hitt
1944 (Age 69)
Burial of a sonJames Hughes Hitt
1945 (Age 70)
Cemetery: Clinton Cemetery
Death of a sisterAlice Irene Hitt
April 30, 1951 (Age 76)

Death of a sisterElizabeth Jane “Tack” Hitt
October 14, 1956 (Age 81)

Death of a brotherJames Washington “Boss” Hitt
December 17, 1962 (Age 88)

Death of a brotherMartin Hughes “Bud” Hitt
1966 (Age 91)

Source:

gravestone

Text
See <a href="http://www.rhitt.com/genealogy/jrh.pdf">www.rhitt.com/genealogy/jrh.pdf</a> for additional details and anecdotes about Joel Hitt. This was written by Lucile Hitt Hollingsworth around 1972, with editing and corrections by L . Richard Hitt.

Death July 22, 1967 (Age 92)
Burial
Cemetery: Clinton Cemetery

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
himself
16 months
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
Family with Elizabeth Margania Robertson - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: December 25, 1904Columbia, Marion County, MS, USA
11 months
son
3 years
daughter
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
J.R. Hitt FamilyFlora May Hitt
Birth: November 5, 1912 38 27Buford, Marion County, MS, USA
Death: January 11, 2006Pensacola, Escambia County, FL, USA
2 years
son
Hitt brothers in football uniformsJames Hughes Hitt
Birth: December 30, 1914 40 29Goss, Marion County, MS, USA
Death: November 30, 1944The Netherlands
2 years
son
Joel Reuben Hitt, Jr.Joel Reuben Hitt Jr
Birth: December 30, 1916 42 31Clinton, Hinds County, MS, USA
Death: June 2, 2003Mobile, Mobile County, AL, USA
2 years
daughter

Occupation

The location was provided by John Ulmer.

Residence

From around 1940 until around 1960, he lived at 102 East Street in Clinton.

Note

Joel Hitt was heavily influenced by Dr. William Herschel Bruce, who was a mathematician and educator in Texas. Dr. Bruce was probably influential in getting Joel to move to Athens to teach since Dr. Bruce was there in a supervisory capacity.

See http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/BB/fbrae.html .

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