The following verses from the record of Maggie Hill of Franklin, Idaho, show that she has caught and portrayed the spirit of the project.
They were read at June Convention and because so many desired copies we take this means of giving them to our workers. The Improvement Era for September, 1932 Maggie was 36 at the time of this writing. Treasures of Truth HERE comes a time when fast the shadows gather And o'er life's path a tempered ray is cast, When eyes look not with hope upon tomorrow, But linger on the pictures of the past. And see through tears that ever scorch the eyelid The vision of bright days that could not stay; And hear the melodies and taste the sweetness — December wins a sunny smile from May. From out the years I glean the golden treasure To brighten days that may not be so fair; And from the joys and sorrows of the present A harvest of rich memories I prepare. My Patriarchal Blessing full of promise To aid me through the ever changing years; That song my mother used to sing at twilight Seems now a benediction to my ears. A little scrap of cloth that Grandma colored Brings back a picture of the dear old soul; A verse that helped to clear a troubled vision Has made more sure the pathway to my goal. A colored shoe that thrilled me in my childhood, A bit of lace from my first party dress, A snap-shot of the little boy who promised To wait a million years if I said "Yes." Some timely notes to tell of my achievements, The story of a lesson that I learned, The incident of how I paid my tithing — Ten cents on the first dollar that I earned. All these with countless touching memories This treasure book to future years will bring; Where'er I go, whatever may betide me, Sweet memories of youth and home shall cling. More precious with each day of grief or gladness These treasures I have gathered of the truth, More hallowed when with age I learn their import, More blessed if they glorify my youth. — Maggie Hill, Franklin Ward, Franklin Stake.
Blessed by Jes Challis. Death date from headstone in Franklin, Idaho. Obituary of Parley A. Hill lists her as being in Hawaii in 1956. Blessed by Jes Challis. Death date from headstone in Franklin, Idaho. Obituary of Parley A. Hill lists her as being in Hawaii in 1956
Maggie Jenette Hill is buried in the Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Idaho.
FRANKLIN, Idaho - Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Franklin ward chapel for Mrs. Jane H. Hill, 71, who died Thursday of a heart attack. Mrs. Hill was born at Wellsville, Utah, September 23, 1860, a daughter of John and Agnes Steel Hill. She came here 30 years ago. She was a Relief society teacher and worker. She was married to John Hill in 1884. Besides her husband, a son and two daughters survive: George Hill, Nampa; Mrs. Maggie Hill, Franklin; Mrs. Anna Hill, San Pedro, Calif.; nine grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters, Francis Hill and Mrs. Alexander Baker, Salt Lake; Mrs. Margaret Hall, Fairview, Idaho; Mrs. Maggie Johnson, Evanston; Mrs. Hanna Busit, Mendon, Utah; Mrs. Annie Johnson, Monroe, Utah. Source: Salt Lake Tribune, (Salt Lake City, Utah), 16 April 1932, page 31, microfilm; LDS Historical Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Obituary of Mrs. Jane H. Hill.
FRANKLIN, Idaho - Joseph John Hill, 82, prominent Franklin business man and L.D.S. church worker, died at his home here early Thursday of ailments incident to age. He was born at Ogden, Utah, September 3, 1858, a son of George W. and Cynthia Stewart Hill. He had been a resident here for 48 years, and operated the Hill mercantile store. He was a high priest in the Franklin L.D.S. stake and had served earlier as superintendent of Sunday schools and ward clerk for Franklin. He also was a town clerk of Franklin and had served on an L.D.S. mission. He married Martha Stowell June 28, 1878, in the Salt Lake endowment house. Surviving are 12 sons and daughters, Mrs. Cynthia Gardner and Parley Hill of Logan, Utah; Joseph J. Hill of Berkeley, Cal.; Mrs. Ethel Willie of Mendon, Utah; Mrs. Edith Brown of Weiser, Charles S. Hill of Fresno, Cal.; Mrs. Almeda Gardner of Coalville, Utah; Golden R. Hill of Salt Lake City, Utah; Mrs. Rachel Barker of Willard, Utah; George W. Hill of Nampa, Maggie Hill of Franklin, Ammon J. Hill of Compton, Cal.; 43 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. (Salt Lake Tribune, 3 January 1941, p. 19) (Deseret News, 3 January 1941, P. 6)