Charles Henry Hales

Male 1848 - 1907  (58 years)


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  • Name Charles Henry Hales 
    Born 17 Sep 1848  Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Apr 1907  Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 4 Apr 1907  Junction Field Cemetery, Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I134  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2014 

    Father Charles Henry Hales,   b. 17 Jun 1817, Rainham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1889, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Julia Ann Lockwood,   b. 10 Aug 1824, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1903, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 31 Oct 1839  Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Ellen Hunt,   b. 16 Mar 1850, Clay Cross, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1868, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1867  Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Isabelle Hales,   b. 2 Jul 1868, Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1927, Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Elizabeth Thompson,   b. 13 May 1850, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1925, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1868  Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Drucella Hales,   b. 19 Jun 1870, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1950, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. John Thompson Hales,   b. 17 Nov 1873, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1931, Ontario, Malheur, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Charles Henry Hales,   b. 3 Apr 1875, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1878, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     4. Samuel Payton Hales,   b. 25 Jun 1877, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1879, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     5. Melvina Elizabeth Hales,   b. 7 Aug 1879, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1957  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Jemima Ann Adair,   b. 27 Mar 1863, Washington, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1919, Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1878  Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Ammon Hales,   b. 24 Aug 1879, Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1897, Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    +2. Charles Henry Hales,   b. 30 Mar 1881, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1952, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. William Heber Hales,   b. 25 Jul 1883, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1948, Bell, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. Ida May Hales,   b. 18 Apr 1886, Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1895, Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     5. Acel Lenard Hales,   b. 19 Apr 1889, Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1967, Echo, Summit, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. Orval Woodruff Hales,   b. 19 Apr 1889, Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1970, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Jennie Elmira Hales,   b. 26 Oct 1891, Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1957, Lewistown, Fulton, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     8. Erwin Glen Hales,   b. 5 Jul 1897, Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1953, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Censuses:
      1850 US: Dist. 14, Decatur, Iowa, p. 326b, dwellings 39-42, 30 Oct 1850; note there are only about 16 pages of census for this area versus 188 for Pottawattamie County; also note that the families of George, Charles, Henry, Stephen Hales and their mother Mary Ann Thompson were all neighbors - Mary Ann's husband had died in 1846 and she remarried to William Thompson; she dies herself in about 6 months:
      Dwelling 39:
      William Thompson, 46, farmer, Scotland.
      Mary A., 51, Eng.
      Daniel 17, farm aqer, Canada.
      David 19, farmer, Scotland.
      William, 15, Canada.
      Maria, 12, MO.
      Orville, 9, Ill.
      Dwelling 40:
      George Hales, 28, printer, Eng.
      Sarah A., 27, NY.
      Mary A., 6.
      Harriett, 4, Iowa.
      Dwelling 41:
      Charles Hales, 33, bricklayer, Eng.
      Julia A., 26, NY.
      Eliza A., 9, IL.
      Julia A., 8, IL.
      George G., 6, IL.
      Mary J. 4, IL.
      Charles H., 2, IL.
      Henry H. Hales, 21, farmer, Eng.
      Eliza A., 20, PA.
      Dwelling 42:
      Stephen Hales, 30, stonecutter, Eng.
      Eveline, 20, VT.
      Stephen, 1, IA.

      1860 US: Spanish Fork City, Utah, Utah, p. 229, 23 Aug 1860, family 1629:
      Charles H. Hale, 48 farmer, $300, $800, Eng.
      Julia A., 35, NY.
      Frances, 23, Eng.
      George G., 17, laborer, IL.
      Mary J., 13, IA.
      Charles H., 11, IA.
      Joseph L., 9, IA.
      John T., 7, UT.
      Stephen F., 5, UT.
      William, 2, UT.
      Maria J., 7/12, UT.
      Lucy E., 3, UT.
      Mary, 4/12, UT.

      1870 US: Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, p. 8, 1 Aug 1870, family 56 (note Sarah Isabelle, Charles' 2 year old child from his deceased first wife is not with the family):
      Charles Hales, 21, Carpenter, $100, $100, Iowa.
      Elizabeth, 20, keeping house, UT.

      1880 Census shows Charles Henry Hales in two places with each of his two families and as probably polygamous:
      A. Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, NA film T9-1338, p. 188B:
      Charles Henry Hales, carpenter, age 31, b. OH, father b. Eng., mother b. PA.
      Elizabeth Hales, wife, 29, b. UT, father b. IL, mother b. NC.
      Mary Hales, dau., 9, UT, OH, UT.
      John T. Hales, son, 6, UT, OH, UT.
      Melvina Hales, dau., 9m, UT, OH, UT.
      B. Parowan, Iron, Utah, FHL film 1255336, (National Archives Film T9-1336), p. 354C (Interesting to note that they lived in Parowan at the same time as Jane Hanks and Martha Frederick Shoemaker):
      H. Charles Hales, Cabinet Maker, age 31, b. IA, Father b. Eng. and Mother b. NY.
      A. Jemima Hales, age 17, b. UT, mother born MO.
      A. George Hales, son, age 9M, b. UT

      1900 US: Junction, Piute, Utah, ED 114, p. 229, June 2 and 4, 1900 US:
      Hales, Charles H., head, b. Sept. 1848, age 57, m. 22 years, b. IA, fa. b. Eng., mo. b. NY, farmer.
      Gemima A., wife, Mar 1863, 37, m. 22 years, 8 total children, 6 living, b. UT, fa. not noted, mo. b. MO.
      William H., son, July 1883, 16, s., b. UT, fa. b. IO, mo. b. UT.
      Orval W., son, Apr 1889, 11, s., b. UT, fa. b. IO, mo. b. UT.
      Asel L., son, Apr 1889, 11, s., b. UT, fa. b. IO, mo. b. UT.
      Jennie A., dau., Oct 1891, s., b. UT, fa. b. IO, mo. b. UT.
      Erwin G., son, Jul 1898, s., b. UT, fa. b. IO, mo. b. UT.
      Julia A., mother, Aug 1824, 75, widow, 12 total children, 9 living, b. NY, fa. b. Rhode Is., mo. b. MA.

      2. Deed information found in the Piute County Recorder's Office, 31 Mar 2005, in person, Junction, Utah:
      a. Piute County Book A "Index to Mortgages" by date of filing:
      23 Jan 1895, Deed book. 7, p. 303, cancelled 30 Sep 1897, from Charles H. Hales and wife to D.C. Thompson, lot in Junction. This piece of land is the land on which the Hales built their hotel and residence and which we have old and new photos. The deed and current platting shows this as Lot 4, Block 5, Plat B, of Junction Townsite. It is on the northwest corner of Highway 89 and 100 South. On the same property is an newer building housing a small antique business. The original barn behind the building has mainly fallen in - it has the reputation of having once stabled Butch Cassidy's horses. The original lot was the whole quarter of the block. The northwest corner of the block to the south of this house on the same side of the street was owned by the Stoker family (specifically D.W. Stoker, Michael's son - currently the older homes on the east side center of that block are still owned by Stokers.
      13 Jan 1903, Bk. 1, p. 410, cancelled 20 Aug 1908, from Charles H. Hales and wife to State of Utah, land. The deed book shows this land bought 12 Jan 1903 and described as the SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 4 and the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 9 in Township 30 South Range 3 West, Salt Lake Meridian and which was described as containing 80 acres more or less. It is pasture land northeast of town currently owned by the Piute Reservoir Association. I did not see the land but it was described to me as without structures and for agricultural purposes only. It is currently on or near the shores of the Reservoir. Michael Stoker also had some nearby land described in the 9 Feb 1898 deed where he gave partial interest to two sons as the E 1/2 of the SW 1/4 and the E 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of Section 34 Township 29 South Range 3 W, Salt Lake Meridian.

      PHOTOS:
      1. "Blackhawk War Veterans Medal" photo from Tom and Karen Hales Kermen of Aloha, Oregon. One of Karen's uncles owns the medal and Tom believes he lives in California.

      2. I have a photo of a family grouping with with wife and Children. I also have some photos of the Hales Hotel in Junction Utah.

      BIOGRAPHY:
      1. In the execution of father's last will and testament, this individual shown as living at Junction, Piute, Utah on 22 Jun 1889.

      2. Three Patriarchal Blessings:
      A. FHL film 392655 LDS "Patriarchal Blessings Index": Charles Henry Hales, b. 7 Sep 1848 at Garden Grove, Ducater Co., Iowa, parents Charles H. Hales and Julia Ann Lockwood. Blessing date 5 Oct 1890 at Junction, Piute Co., Utah. Lineage: Ephraim. Patriarch Joseph E. Heywood. Vol. 164, p. 14.
      B. FHL film 392655 LDS "Patriarchal Blessings Index": Charles Henry Hales, b. 17 Sep 1848 at Garden Grove, Iowa, parents Charles Henry Hales and Julia Ann Lockwood. Blessing date 28 Feb 1875 at Spanish Fork, Utah Co., Utah. Lineage: Ephraim. Patriarch Morris Phelps. Vol. 687, p. 23.
      C. Patriarchal Blessing, LDS Archives 690-365: "Spanish Fork Utah Co June 28, 1891. A Patriarchal blessing given by G.W. Brimhall upon the head of Charles Henry Hales son of Charles Henry Hales and Julia Ann Lockwood. Born Garden Grove, Dakota Co.[should be Decatur Co.], Iowa State Sept. 17, 1848. Bro. Chas. by Virtue and authority of the holy Melchisedek Priesthood by which I have been ordained to bless the fatherless I lay my hands upon your head. Thou are a son of Joseph who was sold into Egypt even the Hebrew boy born in the tents of Ephriam and undoubted right to the blessing of the holy fathers, prophets, seers, and revelators. See thou honor as one of the diadems in the crown of thy father and mother and thou shalt live in good health of body with good judgement of mind to labor in Zion for to build up Zion. Thou shalt open thy mouth when thou art called to be a judge and judge right judgement and plead the cause of the poor and place a blanket upon the widows shoulder and coverings for the orphans feet. I seal upon thee long life upon the earth. Thou shalt be mighty in testimony in preaching the gospel of christ for the salvation of the souls of the children of men. I seal upon thee the gift of the holy spirit that thou shalt interpret the language of a strange people that is of the house Israel unto whom the Lord will send thee and thou shalt bring them up to the centre Stake of Zion to build the walls round about and holy house unto the most high. A warranted deed which is in thy father for lands in the regions round about thou shalt inherit as one of his legal heirs. I seal upon thee a crown of imperial majesty and government of thyself all the days of thy mortal life. Thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord. No poisonous reptile shall harm thee and the viper shall not leave its venomous in thy bosom for I seal upon thee to forgive all mankind their trespasses and sins. I seal upon thee eternal life to come forth in the morning of the first resurrection and be glorified with the the redeemed of the Lord. Even so. Amen. Sina Brimhall Rec."

      3. From Hales Chronicles online at www.hales.org mentions Charles in the autobiography of grandson Melvin Donald Hales: "It was a cold and dreary day in Junction, Piute County, Utah, when to my knowledge I made my first appearance on this earthly hemisphere as a mortal being on January 3rd, 1910. I was privileged to have, to my estimation, the most wonderful earthly parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Heber Hales, that has been brought forth in any dispensation since the beginning and creation of this earth. My first recollection of my Childhood was during a period of time that my father was Marshall and it was one of his duties to ring the church bell at 9 p.m. every night signifying that it was curfew time and that all youngsters should be home. This obligation he delegated to us Children. There were five of us children at this time: Lorin, Ernest, Wildon, myself and Jesse. Jesse was only two years old at this time so Lorin and I paired off and Ernest and Wildon. We had many varied experiences during our Childhood as some of the Ute Indians weren't too friendly and had maintained an hostile attitude toward the white settlers in the Junction area which my Grandfather Hales had been instrumental in settling. While I encountered no violence personally, some of my Father's relatives were massacred. Listening to my parents and friends discussing many of the interesting events that took place with the Indians never failed to fill us with dread and I was more than a little reluctant to retire at night..."

      4. Tom Kermen's email of 19 Jan 2003, Kermen@att.net, included the following letter from Wanda Hales, aunt of his wife Karen Viola Hales. Wanda indicates the following information was given by Mary Ann Jensen (wife of Orval Woodruff Hales) as told to her by Jemima Ann: "Jemima Ann Adair was born March 27, 1863 at a small town called 'The Muddy' just over the Arizona line. Mother was Ann Chestnut Adair. Father was George Washington Adair. Another family by the name of Carson was at this same place at the same time. Jemima Ann's mother died at the time of her birth and the Carson family had just lost their new born baby. George Adair gave Jemima Ann to the Carson family to raise as their own. The Carson family then moved to Parowan. She always thought they were her parents until she married when she was told her real name. She married Charles Henry Hales the 29th of March 1878 just two days past her 15th birthday. They settled in Kanarra where her first boy was born. She was married in polygamy, the third wife. Two more sons were born to her at Kanarra. In 1885 they homesteaded a farm in Junction where she spent the rest of her life. A daughter, May, died in 1895 at age 6 from a typhoid epidemic. Her husband also contracted typhoid which caused complications and left him a semi-invalid. They bought a town lot and built a large hotel 1902-1903 with the help of her boys. She had eight children including a set of twins. Charles Henry Hales was a carpenter by trade. He built a large recreation hall for the community before he built the hotel. He also made all the caskets for the burials at that time. Charles Henry Hales died in 1908 [error; should be 1907]. Jemima Ann worked hard all her life, first on the farm and later running the hotel. She died Jan. 2, 1919."

      4. Online Utah Digital Newspaper Collection. 1891 Apr 18. Provo "Evening Dispatch." "Before Judge Blackburn - Henry Hales Gets One Month and Costs - ... Henry Hales, charged with unlawful cohabitation, withdrew his plea of not guilty and entered one of guilty. He was sentenced to one month's imprisonment in the penitentiary and costs ..."

      5. Copy of newspaper article in my possession from the "Piute County," 20 Nov 1903, which has a small advertisement which reads as follows: "The Travelling Publis will be pleased to learn that the Commodious Junction House, Junction, Utah, has been opened. Terms Reasonable. Charles H. Hales, Prop. Central Location."

      BIRTH:
      1. Patriarchal Blessing cited above.

      2. Per tombstone.

      3. Junction Ward Records:
      A. FHL film 26044 LDS Membership Records for Junction Ward, Panguitch Stake, Utah, p. 37, Junction Ward was created 19 Mar 1887 when the Kingston Ward was dissolved and two new wards created: Junction and Kingston.
      Charles H. Hales, Jr., b. 17 Sep 1848 at Gardengrove, Decater, Iowa to Charles H. Hales and Julia A. Lockwood, bapt. 1856 by Charles H. Hales, ordained a Priest by Geo. Wilkins, ordained an Elder in 1866 by T. C. Martell, rebapt. and reconf. 1877 by Geo. G. Hales.
      J.A. Hales, b. 27 Mch 1863 at Washington, Washington, Utah to Geo. W. Adair and Ann Chestnut, bapt. 1871 by V. Carson, conf. 1871 by R.F. Gould
      Children:
      Geo. Ammon Hales, b. 24 Aug 1879 at Kanarra, Kane, Utah, blessed by Thos. Deavenport, bapt. 24 Aug 1887 by C.H. Hales, conf. 28 Aug 1887 by C.H. Hales
      Chas. H. Hales, b. 30 Mch 1881 at Parowan, Iron, Utah, blessed by ___ Skougard, bapt. 22 Sep 1889 by John Morrill, conf. 22 Sept. 1889 by J.H. Langford
      Wm. H. Hales, b. 25 Jul 1883 at Parowan, Iron, Utah, blessed by Peter M. Jensen
      Ida May Hales, b. 18 Apr 1886 at Junction, Piute, Utah, blessed 13 June 1886 by James W. Baysen
      Orval Woodruff Hales, b. 19 Apr 1889 at Junction, Piute, Utah, blessed 19 May 1889 by R.A. Allen
      Acel Leonard Hales, b. 19 Apr 1889 at Junction, Piute, Utah, blessed 19 May 1889 by C.H. Hales
      Remarks for all individuals: Taken into Junction Ward.
      B. FHL film 26044 LDS Membership Records for Junction Ward, Panguitch Stake, Utah, recorded in 1911:
      #613 Charles H. Hales, b. 17 Sep 1848 at Garden Grove, Dacatur, Iowa to Chas. H. Hales, died April 2, 1907.
      [Wife] #614 Jamima Ann (Adair) Hales, b. 27 Mch 1863 at Washington, Washington, Utah to George Adair. Dead.
      [Children:]
      #615 Erwin Glen Hales, b. 5 Jul 1897 at Junction, Piute, Utah, to Chas. H. Hales and Jamima A. Adair, bapt. 30 Jun 1906 by John Morrill, conf. 1 Jul 1906 by John Morrill. Removed.
      #616 Jennie Elmira Hales, b. 26 Oct 1891 at Junction, Piute, Utah, to Chas. H. Hales and Jamima A. Adair, bapt. 1 Jul 1900 by John Morrill and conf. 1 Jul 1900 by Horace Morrill. Removed.
      #617 George Ammon Hales, b. 27 Aug 1879 at Kanarrah, Kane, Utah, to Chas. H. Hales and Jamima A. Adair, bapt. 24 Aug 1887 by Charles H. Hales, conf. 28 Aug 1887 by Charles H. Hales. Dead Oct. 31, 1897.
      #618 Ida May Hales, b. 18 Apr 1886 at Junction, Piute, Utah, to Chas. H. Hales and Jamima A. Adair, bapt. 5 Jul 1894 by John Morrill and conf. 5 Jul 1894 by Charles H. Hales. Dead 30 Jan 1895.

      BURIAL:
      1. Per Hales tombstone in Junction Old Cemetery [which is across the street from the New Hilltop Cemetery] apparently placed very recently [older white tombstone still exists] which reads:
      Grandfather Charles Henry, Sept. 17, 1848 - Apr. 7, 1907.
      Grandmother Jemima Ann Adair, Mar. 27, 1863 - Jan 2, 1919.
      Children:
      Ida May, Apr. 18, 1886 - June 30, 1895.
      George Ammon, Aug. 24, 1879 - Oct. 31, 1897.
      I also have on file a handwritten map of this cemetery where someone identified 42 names and their locations. On this list are the four individuals above and they are buried in the northeast corner. None of the other 38 names appear connected to my family history. The compiler of the information does state that the names of many others are long forgotten.

      2. Obituary below makes it clear his death date was April 2. LDS membership also states April 2. Even though the majority of Hales descendants use April 7, April 2 appears to be the correct date.

      OBITUARY:
      1. "Junction. Black Hawk Veteran Dead. Charles Henry Hales Closes Eventful Career at 59. Special Correspondence. Junction, Piute Co., April 3. - Charles Henry Hales, who has been a very prominent citizen here for about 22 years, died here at 6 o'clock yesterday morning after an illness that took him to his bed about a month ago. Mr. Hales was born Sept. 17, 1848 at Garden Grove, Decatur county, Ia. His parents were members of the Mormon Church before he was born, and in the fall of 1852, when he was four years old, they came to Utah and settled in Little Cottonwood, from there they went to Spanish Fork where Mr. Hales spent his boyhood. In 1878 he moved to Kanarra, Iron county where he met and married Jemima Ann Adair. From there they went to Parowan, where they lived until 1884 when they came to Junction and have lived here until the present time. Mr. Hales is the father of 15 children. He leaves a wife and 10 children still living to mourn his death. He was one of the veterans of the Black Hawk war, having served under Col. John Nuttall. He was a faithful member of the Mormon Church." Deseret Evening News, Friday, 5 Apr, 1907, p. 3.

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. FHL 0026044 (Junction Ward).

      2. Per family group sheet archive record Submitted by: W.H.Hales, 4627 East 53 St. Maywood, CA; new: 3925 Kisle Ave. Ogden, UT.

      ACTION:
      1. Look at source film of Junction Ward; hasn't yet been verified by me.

      2. Learn more about Black Hawk War.

      4. Find death info on Elizabeth Thompson. Might be in Kanarra or Parowan since husband Charles lived in Kanarra from 1878 and moved thereafter to Parowan until he moved to Junction in 1884. On the other hand, her last child of record appears to have been born in Spanish Fork in 1879 after the 1878 move date of Charles to Kanarra.

      5. Obituary mentions he had 15 children - I have only records for 14. Who is the fifteenth Child? Obituary also mentions 10 living at the time of his death which is correct to my records - so the missing child may have died young.

      6. There is a Charles Hales of Utah listed in Ancestry.com's "Utah Index to Indian War Service Affidavits, 1909-19 Record. It is on reel 5, but must be seen in person. The following is the information where the record can be found.
      Description: War with the Native Americans plagued the United States for much of the time between 1865 and 1890. This time period has come to be known as the Indian War period. Beginning in 1909 in Utah veterans of the Indian wars, under the direction of the Board of Commissioners of Indian War Records, completed affidavits of their service. Most of the affidavits were created in 1909 and 1910. However, there are a few that date as late as 1919. The affidavits provide information such as the veteran's name, residence, age, date of enrollment in the military, type of company, captain's name, length of service, etc. If a veteran was deceased his wife or children could fill out an affidavit in his place. Affidavits were filled out mainly to authenticate pension claims. This database is an index to the affidavits. The index includes the veteran's name and the reel number on which a microfilmed copy of the record is located. The microfilmed copies are Series 2217 located at the Utah State Archives. For more information about this particular set of records or to learn how to contact the Archives or where the Archives are located please visit their website (Utah State Archives and Records Services <http://archives.utah.gov/>). Be sure to mention the Series # when asking the Archives about this set of records. Extended Description: Most records held by the Utah State Archives are not indexed. Some creating agencies may have indexed records series, but frequently these are found as an index at the beginning or end of an individual volume, or as a separate records series. Such indexes are then available in paper or on microfilm. A few series are indexed electronically. These indexes may only index part of a series - particularly if there is already an index available in paper or microfilm to the remainder of the series. Occasional electronic indexes index an entire series.
      Source Information: Utah State Archives and Records Service. Utah Index to Indian Wars Service Affidavits, 1909-19 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2003. Original data: Utah. Utah. Commissioner of Indian War Records. Indian War Service Affidavits, 1909-1919. Series 2217. Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City, Utah.