Maria Theresa's Top Matches
About Maria Theresa "Rie" Hills
The picture above features Maria sitting on the right. She is with her cousins in this photo which was taken at Fox & Symons photo studio at 332 South Main Street in Salt Lake City. Year is unknown.
Birth: May 12, 1869, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1956 Holladay, Salt Lake County Utah, USA
Burial: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City Salt Lake County, Utah, USA, Plot: PARK-12-1-1-E
BIOGRAPHY: Maria Theresa "Rie" Hills was the sister of my grandfather, Herbert. T. Hills. She never married, and she lived in our grandparents summer home in Holladay, Utah. As children we loved to go to visit in Holladay. Aunt Mary lived on one side of Aunty Rie's home. Mary's husband Harold Hills died in 1947. Rie's brother Edgar and his wife Ethel lived on the other side. We only visited Aunt Mary and Aunty Rie. There was a gate between their yards. Aunty Rie loved gardening, and she left a scrapbook full of gardening articles. She had a gardener to take care of her yard when we were children. Her brother Harold had built many bird houses that were placed around Rie's yard. I really loved those. There was a creek running through the bottom of the lot, and it had a wonderful smell that I have only smelled on that creek.
There was a beautiful play house at aunt Mary and uncle Harold's place. He teased me that it was the gardener's house. It certainly was big enough to be a home for a gardener, and I believed him. My cousins later told me it was their play house.
Auntie Rie's house had a big screened porch. The parlor was in the center of the house. She had a drawer with play things for children. Her parents also had this practice. There were two bedrooms on both sides of the parlor. The kitchen was at the back of the parlor, and there were steps from the kitchen leading upstairs. There were at least four bedrooms upstairs.
Louise Hills Stelter - LETTER
"Incidentally, Auntie Rie's name is a short form of her given name, Maria (with a long "i"). She even used "Miss Rie Hills" as her official name, even on checks, etc.
Lewis Samuel Hills 1836 - 1915
Theresa Hannah Burton Hills 1848 - 1924
Created by: Nancy Hills Lamps Record added: Aug 28, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 41269242