Thursday, July 26, 2012
Dr. Lyle Steen Hill
Lyle Steen Hill was born in 1881 in Berlin Heights, Ohio, to George F. Hill and Mary Steen Hill. In 1908 Lyle S. Hill earned an engineering degree from the University of Michigan,and in 1912 he received his medical degree from the Detroit Medical School.
Dr. Hill did his internship in Cleveland, and practiced several years there before moving to Sandusky in 1920. At that time Dr. Hill was an X-Ray specialist. He worked at both the Good Samaritan and Providence Hospitals.
During World War II, Dr. Hill used his engineering degree, as he worked in the chemistry lab at the Farrell Cheek Steel Company. In an article in the October 6, 1953 Sandusky Register, Dr. Hill said that his first love was engineering. "After all, fracture work is merely engineering," he said.
Dr. Lyle Steen Hill died in Sandusky on July 25, 1962. He was survived by his wife Helen, a son James D. Hill, and a daughter Harriet. His son Merritt Hill died had died as a young man. Dr. Hill and his wife Helen are buried in Oakland Cemetery.