John was born in Drumaness , County Down, Ireland in 1901 to William HILL and Florence BAIN.
His father, William HILL appears to have died about 1906.
The 1911 census shows that his mother Florence has remarried to a fellow widower, Alexander Gabbey, to form a melded family. They are now living in Belfast (Ormeau Road).
Ireland, Census, 1911 Name: Florence GABBEY Gender: Female Age: 35 Birth Year: abt 1876 Birth Place: Co Cork Residence Date: 2 Apr 1911 House Number: 12 Townland/Street: Pearl Street District: Ormeau County: Down Country: Ireland Electoral District: Ormeau Literacy: Read and write Religion: Presbyterian Relationship: Wife Household Members: Name Age Alexander Gabbey 36 Florence Gabbey 35 Norman Alex Gabbey 7 Agnes Gabbey 1 John Hill 9 Irwin Hill 7 Florence Hill 5
Death record for John HILL: Ireland, Civil Registration Deaths Index, 1864-1958 Name: John Hill Estimated birth year: abt 1901 Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1913 Death Age: 12 Registration district: Belfast Volume: 1 Page: 215 FHL Film Number: 0101605
USA naturalization records for step father Alexander GABBEY in 1920 indicate that he has only one step child "which does not appear in his petition." Travel records show that only his step daughter Florence HILL accompanied her mother on the Kaiserin Augusta Victoria, leaving Liverpool on September 25, 1920.
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