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RILL, Frances Mulligan, missionary, born in New York city about 1807; died in Athens, Greece, 5 August, 1884. She was the daughter of John W. Mulligan, and married Dr. John H. Hill, with whom she went to Athens in 1831 to superintend schools for the Greeks. She established a mission school for girls, in which she also educated teachers from 1834 till 1842. The school was superintended by a society of ladies under the direction of Mrs. Emma Willard, of Troy, New York Mrs. Hill received in it pupils from families connected with the government at Athens, and also from the wealthy Greeks in Smyrna, Constantinople, and the Ionian islands. Many of the pupils that were appointed by the government to be educated in this normal school afterward opened schools in their respective districts as government teachers. She also founded another school, which is now in existence. The house in which Mrs. Hill resided was built for her by Mr. Bracebridge of England, and after her death it was purchased for the Hill memorial school.
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