Monday, August 22, 2016

Maggie Jenette Hill 1896 - 1989

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 

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 

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)