Arnold Hill

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold C. Hill

Arnold Hill, the tenth child of John and Johanna Hill, was born at Starbuck, Minnesota on May 8, 1900. At the age of three, he came to North Dakota with the family, where his father had filed on a homestead the previous year. He and his brothers received their elementary education at the school one mile east of their home near Roseglen, North Dakota.

Arnold met Edith Bjork, of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, while she was teaching at the Kavorik school, and they were married in 1922. After their marriage, they moved to the farm near the coal mine that Rose Beaver had homesteaded, and they lived there for twelve years.

Edith recalled that her wages for teaching school in 1920 was $110 per month, with the cost of clothing as much, or more, than it was in 1967, when the Golden Jubilee book was published. In 1920, coats were $65, shoes were $10-15, hats were from $8-10, and blouses ranged in price from $8 to $20.

Arnold served on the school board for several years, was a township supervisor for twenty-six years, a church trustee, and R.E.A. director. In 1967, when the Golden Jubilee book was published, Arnold was serving as County Commissioner for the district, and residing on the original homestead of his father.

The Hills had five children.

Royce married Dorothy McElwain of Douglas, and was living on the Andrew Johnson place, where he was farming in 1967. They had five sons: Tim, Brian, Rodney, Garth and Stacey.

Kenneth was married to Beulah McElwain, and was farming the Oluf Lufberg land in 1967. Their children were Daryl, Dennis, Becky and Karla.

Ardys married Don Morris of Ryder, who was the bulk truck driver for Farmers Union Oil Company. Their children were Sandra, Randy, Donette, Steven and Ronald.

Norma married Gordon Paryzek of Bottineau, who taught school for several years in Minot. He was killed in an airplane crash in 1963. In 1967, Norma and their son, Corey, were living in Minot, where she was employed at the Civic Center.

In 1967, Gordon had graduated from Minot State College, and was teaching at Westhope. He was also farming the original homestead of his grandfather, where his parents lived.