William H. Hill is a native of Darke County, having been born on a farm on Painter Creek, October 4, 1872. He attended the district school and grew up on the farm. Tiring of the farm life when he became a young man he decided to learn the carpenter trade, and was successful. Later he removed to Dayton with his family, and followed his trade in the Gem City. Wearing a patrolman's uniform and carrying a baton appealed to him as a more fascinating vocation, and he accordingly sought an appointment, which he received on January 6, 1907. Mr. Hill's family consists of his wife, Samantha, and children, Walter, Minor, Mary, and Earl.