Joe Hill

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Date of Birth June 4, 1972
Place of Birth Hermon, Maine
Age 48 years old
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Joe Hill

Joe Hill, born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund and also known as Joseph Hillström, was a Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World. A native Swedish speaker, he learned English during the early 1900s, while working various jobs from New York to San Francisco. Hill, an immigrant worker frequently facing unemployment and underemployment, became a popular songwriter and cartoonist for the union. His most famous songs include "The Preacher and the Slave", "The Tramp", "There Is Power in a Union", "The Rebel Girl", and "Casey Jones—the Union Scab", which express the harsh and combative life of itinerant workers, and call for workers to organize their efforts to improve working conditions. In 1914, John G. Morrison, a Salt Lake City area grocer and former policeman, and his son were shot and killed by two men. The same evening, Hill arrived at a doctor's office with a gunshot wound, and briefly mentioned a fight over a woman.

Born: Joel Emmanuel Hägglund, October 7, 1879, Gävle, Sweden
Died: November 19, 1915, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Cause of death: Execution by firing squad
Other names: Joseph Hillström
Occupation: Labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World
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About Joe Hill

American novelist who has become a renowned voice in the world of horror fiction with works like 2010's Horns and 2016's The Fireman. He is also the author of the comic book series Locke & Key.

Before Fame

He appeared in the 1982 film Creepshow when he was 9 years old. He chose the pen name Joe Hill out of a desire to succeed without using his father's last name.

Achievement

His debut novel Heart-Shaped Box earned him the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel.

Family Life

He is the son of authors Stephen and Tabitha King. His younger brother Owen King is also a writer.

Associations

His novel Horns was adapted into a film starring Daniel Radcliffe.

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