July 1880 - 1938
|Miss Louise Payne was born in Devonshire, England, July 80, 1876, She was trained, and at an early age confirmed, in the Church of England, and was a member of that communion until her marriage to Rev. F. B. Hill on April 16, 1916.
She took training as a nurse in a London hospital and later went to Canada when she only twenty years of age, and worked in a hospital of that country for some years. From Canada she returned to England. At the outbreak of the World War she came to America and served at her profession in a New York hospital. From there she was transferred in the government service to California. She served for awhile in the Presbyterian Hospital in New Orleans and later she went to Baton Rouge and served as superintendent of nurses in the Baton Rouge General Hospital.
It was while she was In Baton Rouge that she was married to Rev. Frank B. Hill, then pastor at Logansport. After her marriage she served with Brother Hill at Logansport, Merryville, Jeanerette Lecompte, Ponchatoula, Lake Arthur, MePonogbville, and Bossier city where Brother Hill died suddenly. From Bossier City Mrs. removed to Ponchatoula, where she remained until her death on December 9, 1937. While in Ponchatoula she was an active worker in the church school, Woman’s Missionary Society, in which she served as president, in choir work, and in every kind of church activity for women.
In the last few years she suffered great illness and want and the Ponchatoula church ministered to her as she had done to the in her health and strength. She rests from her labors and her works do follow her.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1938, Pages 90, by H. N. Brown.|