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Charles Henry Hales

Male 1917 - 1996  (79 years)


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  • Name Charles Henry Hales 
    Born 17 Jul 1917  Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Nov 1996  Yuma, Yuma, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I127  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2014 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Sarah Catherine Stoker,   b. 15 Apr 1884, Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1967, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1902  Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth McLean,   b. 26 Nov 1917, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 2005, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1937  Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Kenneth Lee Hales,   b. 14 Sep 1940, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 2000, Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +2. Suzan Hales,   b. 24 Oct 1942, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 2009, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Not in 15 Sep 2002 search of Utah State Historical Society's web-based Burial Index.

      2. Mentioned in brother Clemont Hales' obituary of 14 Nov 1979 as living in Ogden.

      3. Censuses:
      1920 Township 5, Driggs, Teton, Idaho, 5 Jan 1920, p. 161, family 24 (next door is Charles' brother Orval W. Hales and his family):
      Charles H. Hales, 38, UT IA UT, farm laborer.
      Sarah C., wife, 35, UT OH UT.
      Irene, dau., 14, UT UT UT.
      Clemont, son, 11, UT UT UT.
      Dwane S., son, 7, UT UT UT.
      Doyle C., son, 5, UT UT UT.
      Jack, son, 2-6/12, UT UT UT. (Charles Henry)

      1930 LDS Church: 13 Aug 1930, Seventh Ward, 1037 16th St., Ogden, UT:
      Charles Henry Hales, b. 30 Mar 1881 at Parowan, UT, married.
      Sarah Stoker, b. 15 Apr 1884 at Junction, UT, married.
      Clemont Hales, b. 12 Dec 1908 at Junction, UT.
      Dwane Hales, b. 9 Jan 1912 at Junction, UT.
      Doyle H. Hales, b. 21 Jul 1914 at Salt Lake City, UT.
      Jack Hales Charles Henry, b. 17 Jul 1917 at Ogden, UT., ward record no. 31144.
      Melba Hales, b. 20 Jun 1921 at Driggs, ID, ward record no. 31143.

      1935 LDS Church: 21 May 1935, Seventh Ward, 1037 16th St., Ogden, UT [note variance in Clemont's and Doyle's birth years]:
      Charles Henry Hales, b. 30 Mar 1881 at Parowan, UT, married.
      Sarah Catherine Stoker, b. 15 Apr 1884 at Junction, UT, married.
      Charles Henry Hales Jr., b. 17 Jul 1917 at Ogden, UT., ward record no. 31144.
      Melba Hales, b. 20 Jun 1921 at Driggs, ID, ward record no. 31143.
      Clemont Hales, b. 12 Dec 1910 at Junction, UT.
      Dwane Hales, b. 9 Jan 1912 at Junction, UT.
      Doyle Hales, b. 21 Jul 1915 at Salt Lake City, UT.

      1940 US: Ogden 2nd Ward, Weber, Utah, 879 16th Street, #309, next door to Ruth's parents Levi and Clarica McLean, 1 Apr 1940:
      Charles H. Hales, 22, UT, knife setter at sugar mill.
      Ruth M., wife, 22, UT.

      BIOGRAPHY:
      1. Spent most of his life in Ogden, however, he moved to Pasadena where he went to work for Lockheed Aircraft Co. He stayed there until July 1942 at which time he went to work for Hill air force base in Utah. Retired 1972.

      2. Nicknamed "Jack".

      3. In father's obituary of 18 Jan 1952, he is noted as a survivor: Charles H., Ogden.

      4. LDS Church censuses:
      a. May 1 to 13, 1950 for Lorin Farr Ward of Ben Lomond Stake: Address: 999 Canyon Road, previously of Terrace 1st Ward of Weber Stake:
      Charles Henry, Deacon, b. 17 Jul 1917, Ogden.
      Ruth McLean, 26 Nov 1917, Ogden.
      Kenneth Lee, 14 Sep 1940, Ogden.
      Suzan, 24 Oct 1942, Ogden.
      Bonnie, 25 Oct 1944, Ogden.
      B. May 2 to 14, 1955 Lorin Farr Ward of Lorin Farr Stake, 879 16th, previously of Ogden 1st Ward of Weber Stake:
      Charles Henry (Jack), Deacon, b. 17 Jul 1917, Ogden.
      Ruth McLean, 26 Nov 1917, Ogden.
      Kenneth Lee, 14 Sep 1940, Ogden.
      Suzan, 24 Oct 1942, Ogden.
      Bonnie, 25 Oct 1944, Ogden.
      Charles Henry, 21 Mar 1953.
      C. 1960 FHL film 471495, 6 May 1960, 879 16th St., Lorin Farr Ward, Lorin Farr Stake, all born in Ogden, records previously part of Ogden 1st Ward of the Weber Stake residing at 5 Victory Rd.:
      Charles Henry Hales, b. 17 Jul 1917.
      Ruth McLean, b. 26 Nov 1917.
      Suzan Hales, b. 24 Oct 1942.
      Bonnie Hales, b. 25 Oct 1944.
      Charles Henry Hales, 21 Mar 1953.

      5. Family biographical sketch, source unknown: "Charles H. (Jack) Hales. A glimpse into the life of Jack Hales as remembered by his family. He had a keen sense of humor and love to hear and tell good jokes. He was a shy man who found it difficult to meet new people, but once he reached out his hand in friendship, you had a friend for life. He found peace and comfort in listening to country western music. While in the Army, he was often heard singing 'Don't Fence Me In.' As a young man he was a gifted athlete excelling in baseball, football, basketball and track. He competed in and won the 'All Around Athlete for Ogden City Award' while still in junior high school. Baseball was his passion. After his marriage, he continued to play baseball on the Kammeyer Sporting Goods Team and always enjoyed watching a good baseball game on TV. During his later years he liked playing golf and working at Ben Lomond Golf Course where he could be outside talking to people and enjoying life. He loved the outdoors and looked forward to hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends. He especially found pleasure in taking his grandchildren on outings. He married Ruth McLean on November 30, 1937, in a double wedding ceremony with Bill and Maxine Sneddon. He felt he needed to prove himself to his mother and father-in-law and work tirelessly to provide them love, care and support. He was affectionately called 'Lad' by his father-in-law. He was an ambitious man usually working two jobs to provide his family with 'extra' things, such as, wonderful vacations. He was a civilian worker at Hill Air Force Base for 30 years. He put his heart and soul into every project he was given. He traveled for the Air Force often and usually was called under emergency situations to go to less than desirable sites. He accepted all assignments willingly even those to Vietnam during their summer and at the height of the War and to Montana during the coldest part of the winter. In 1972 he retired and began the next phase of his life. He and his 'Lifelong Companion' started down the retirement path to enjoy each other and seek new adventures. In 1990 he was offically introduced to Parkinson's Disease. This disease slowly began robbing him of precious gifts - independence and freedom. He was forced to rely on others to take care of his basic needs. Ruth, his lover, friend and eventually total care giver, became is primary link to the outside world. His last wish was to go to Yuma, Arizona one last time. He died there peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, November 19, 1996. His pain is now over."

      6. Several photos on file.

      7. Ancestry.com: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Record about Charles H. Hales Jr:
      Name: Charles H Hales Jr
      Birth Year: 1917
      Race: White, citizen
      Nativity State or Country: Utah
      State: Utah
      County or City: Weber
      Enlistment Date: 5 Apr 1945
      Enlistment State: Utah
      Enlistment City: Fort Douglas
      Branch: No branch assignment
      Branch Code: No branch assignment
      Grade: Private
      Grade Code: Private
      Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
      Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source: Civil Life
      Education: 4 years of high school
      Civil Occupation: Student, High School, Academic or Copper Or Tinsmith* (Coppersmith.) or Sheet Metal Worker* An asterisk (*) appearing after a job title indicates that a trade test for the particular occupation will be found in the United States Employment Service Manual
      Marital Status: Married
      Height: 00
      Weight: 000"

      BIRTH:
      1. Birth Cert.; 17 Jul 1917; Bureau of Vital Statistics, Weber County, Ogden, UT; Father's occupation: R.R. Mail Clerk (mother: housewife), # 15172, notes this is the 7th child born to Sarah.

      DEATH:
      1. Social Security Death Index for Charles Hales, b. 21 Jul 1914, ssn# 528-09-5544, d. 19 Nov 1996, Utah, zip code 84404 [Odgen Area].

      2. Per Jack Petersen, he was living in Ogden, but they kept a trailer in Yuma to which they went every winter. When he knew he was to die, he wanted to go to Yuma. His wife wouldn't take him, so two daughters did.

      3. Email per son Charles Hales as of 4 Jan 2003: : "My father died about five years ago of Parkinson's disease."

      ~ORDINANCES: Verified 24 Dec 2005.
      BAPTISM: Online Ordinance Index per record of deceased person.
      ENDOWMENT: Submission 34-4863, card 34-4105908-110.
      SEALING TO PARENTS: Submission 34-4863, card 34-4105908-110.
      SEALING TO SPOUSE: FT accessed 30 Jan 2013.

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. Per www.hales.org 21 Dec 2002.

      2. The book: "The Ebenezer Hanks Story," author Kerry William Bate; 1982; Address: Kerry Bate, 543 East 600 South, SLC, UT, 84 102.