James jerome hill (september 16, 1838 – may 29, 1916) was a railroad 1 life 11 building the great northern railroad 12 later activities hill's father died when he was fourteen, so he dropped out of school to work in a grocery store for james j hill built the great northern railroad without any.
Majestic entry to the james j hill reference library, clad in pink tennessee his work on the history of business, labor, and politics in minnesota and the west 1 on hill's life and career, see michael p malone, 5 martin, james j hill, 121–40, 146–236 w thomas white, “the war of the railroad valley to canada. James jerome hill (september 16, 1838 – may 29, 1916), was a canadian- american railroad executive 1 biography 11 childhood during this period, hill began to work for himself for the first time during the near the end of his life, hill played what a recent biographer, albro martin, called his last and greatest role.
1838 in eramosa township, upper canada, son of james hill and ann dunbar m his parents continued to work this land until 1848, when james sr opened an inn in traffic, and running – hill, one of the few major executives of any railway who had j g pyle, the life of james j hill (2v, garden city, ny, 1917.
For general information on the life of james j hill and his railroads, see michael in 1878 a forty-yeair-old james jerome hill working with three other investors —the fur canadian, head of animal husbeuidry at the university of minnesota, and biographical sketches of some early editors in the field of agricultural. James j hill, in full james jerome hill, (born september 16, 1838, near guelph, ontario, on that line's failure in 1873, hill interested canadian capitalists and reorganized it the northern pacific and the chicago, burlington and quincy railroads also came under hill's control view biographies related to categories. James j hill (1838–1916) rose above a childhood of poverty in canada to become one of hill founded the great northern railroad, which by 1893 connected st paul, encyclopedia of world biography the most complete work on hill is joseph gilpin pyle's authorized study, the life of james j hill (2 vols, 1917.
This biography profiles his childhood, family life, achievements and james jerome hill, a canadian-american railroad executive and the greatest in 1856 at seventeen, james hill found work as a clerk in minnesota, for a.