Frank J. Hills, who with his father is operating the Hill Crest farm in Mariposa township, was born in McHenry
county, Illinois, on the 4th of March, 1868, a son of M. Stillman and Hattie (De Groat) Hills, both natives of
that county, where they were reared and married. A sketch of their lives appears elsewhere in this work.
Frank J Hills was only two and a half years old when his parents removed to Saunders county, Nebraska, and therefore
practically his entire life has been spent here. He is indebted for his educational opportunities to the public
school system, attending school in district No. 75. He early began to assist his father with the farm work and
has continued to follow agricultural pursuits since reaching manhood. He and his father own two hundred and sixty
one acres of fine land in Mariposa township, which is known as the Hill Crest farm, and engage in general farming,
raising the usual crops and high grade stock They are enterprising and progressive and their well directed labors
are rewarded with a good financial return.
Mr. Hills was married on the 30th of November, 1893, to Miss Adele L. Tawny, a native of Pennsylvania, who was
brought by her parents to this county when a child of seven years. Mr. and Mrs. Hills have five children: Alta
E., George S., Ray H., Frances A. and Anna A., all at home.
Mr. Hills supports the republican party when national issues are at stake but at other times votes for the best
man regardless of his political affiliation. He has served as a member of the school board and has made an excellent
record in that capacity. He was one of the organizers of the Presbyterian church at Malmo, of which he served as
elder, but he is now a member of the Presbyterian church at Colon. Fraternally be belongs to Camp No. 5602, M.
W. A., at Malmo, of which he is a charter member. He is widely known throughout the county and is recognized as
a successful farmer, public spirited citizen and a man of undoubted probity.
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Saunders County, NE
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