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Joseph Lockwood Hales

Male 1851 - 1923  (72 years)

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  • Name Joseph Lockwood Hales 
    Born 16 Jan 1851  Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Apr 1923  Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 2 May 1923  Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I161  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2015 

    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 Mary Jane Berry,   b. 24 Aug 1855, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1934, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1875  Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. Censuses:
      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, 3 Aug 1870, p. 24:
      Family #172:
      Charles H. Hales, 51, farmer, $750, $600, England.
      Julia A., 45, keeping house, NY.
      Joseph L., 19, at home, IA.
      John T., 17, at home, UT.
      Stephen F., 14, at home, UT.
      William P., 12, at home, UT.
      Josephine, 10, no occupation, UT.
      Jonathan, 9, at home, UT.
      Harriet E. 6, at home, UT.
      Family #173:
      Frances E. Hales, 31, keeping house, England.
      Lucy E., 12, no occupation, UT.
      Mary A., 10, no occupation, UT.
      James L., 8, at home, UT.
      Charles A., 7, at home, UT.
      Caroline E, 5, at home, UT.
      Franklin H., 2, at home, UT.
      Harmon, 9/12, UT.

      1880 US: Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, NA film T9-1338, p. 195C:
      Joseph L. Hales, farmer, 29, IA, Eng., NY.
      Mary Jane, wife, 24, UT, TN, MA.
      Jane I., 4, UT, IA, UT.
      Julia E., 2, UT, IA, UT.
      Cynthia, 2m, UT, IA, UT.

      1900 US: Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, Film 1687, book 1, p. 276:
      Joseph L. Hales, b. Jan 1851, 49, m. 25 yrs., Iowa, Eng., Eng.
      Mary J., wife, b. Aug 1855, 44, m. 25 yrs., 8 total children with 6 living, UT, AZ, AZ.
      Loretta, dau., b. Apr 1880, 20, single, UT, IA, UT.
      Gina, dau., b. Apr 1885, 15, single, AZ, IA, UT.
      Lester, son, b. Apr 1894, 6, single, UT, IA, UT.
      Eveline Lindsay, dau., b. Mar 1878, 22, widow, UT, IA, UT.
      Vernon Lindsay, grandson, b. Mar 1898, 2, UT, Scotland, UT.

      2. Per Rosemary Cundiff at the Research Center of the Utah State Archives : "Early boundaries for Washington, Kane, and Iron counties were fairly unstable during Utah's territorial period. Today Kanarraville is just north of the Washington County border in Iron county. Based on maps showing county boundary changes, it looks like Kanarra was in Washington County when first settled in 1862, and that it had become part of Kane County by 1870. The Kane/Washington/Iron boundary was altered again in 1885, and at that time Kanarra probably became part of Iron County. Although, Kanara is not on the historical maps I am using, it could possibly have been once more in Washington County for a while. The county boundaries as currently established were in place by 1896." Kerry's note: Kanarra's name was changed to Kanarraville when the city incorporated in 1934. The first white settlers came from Fort harmony when heavy rains washed out the fort in 1862. Several Toquerville families also relocated there, and the community was further fortified in the late 1860's by the arrival of Long Valley settlers fleeing Indian problems.

      1. In the execution of father's last will and testament, this individual shown as living at St. Johns, Apache, Arizona on 22 Jun 1889.

      2. Per "Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah": High Priest, missionary to Arizona 1881-89, bishop's aid, member presidency of elders' quorum, farmer, and stockman.

      3. Excerpt "A History of the St. Johns Arizona Stake," 1982, by C. LeRoy and Mabel R. Wilhelm: "William Wiley Berry and Thomas Berry were Utah cattlemen. The Berry families had been called to St. Johns and came in January, 1882. Two Berry girls with their husbands, Joseph Hales and George Ingram, also came, but did not remain long. This group brought blooded cattle from Utah. W.W. Berry married Rachael Allen who is still living and is known as Aunt Rachael. She was a most intellectual woman and was Arizona's first woman legislator. Uncle Bill Berry became a most successful man of the range, owning both sheep and cattle. Thomas Berry turned to farming and found it rather difficult to thus make a living for his large family. He was kind and honest and a faithful church-goer. He married Sarah Roundy, whose father was drowned while making the river crossing at Lee's Ferry. Sady Berry was a humble, gentle woman, a devoted wife and a church worker. Tom and Sady spent their last years working in the Arizona Temple. The Berry sisters, Cynthia and Thursa married John W. Brown, but did not come to St. Johns until later. John Brown filled a mission in England and did much time in church work serving in the stake presidency, high council and as a stake patriarch. He was one of the first teachers in the Academy, and spent his life in the teaching profession. Cynthia Brown was woman charitable in thought and word. She was an excellent housekeeper. Thursa had a keen sense of humor and spent her leisure time in visiting the sick. Her untiring sevice in sewing for the dead was most commendable."

      4. Handwritten letter of Charles Henry Hales to his daughter Caroline transcribed by Kerry Petersen. The letter was found June 2005 in Waialua, Oahu, Hawaii at the home of Marian Moody who is a descendant of Caroline and with whom Kerry was visiting:
      "Spanish Fork Aug'st 6th: 1882
      Dear Daughter,
      I have got in the writing mood I guess. For I have just concluded a letter to Mary Ann in Salt Lake City and two weeks ago to day I wrote 3 letters.
      The greatest difficulty about my writing these days are that if I undertake to write after my days work is done I am tired and as if to sleep with my pen in my hand and I have not time to write in the daytime so I have to use Sunday afternoon instead of going to Sunday School. The folks are all well we got about 13 loads of hay from the north field this year and last week I cut 5 acres for Fred and Willie that they bought of Joseph and they had a splendid crop - 13 loads off from 5 acres. Caroline we received your note and I intended to have answered it before but for the reason already stated. We sent up two pairs of shoes that had been repaired to you and I sent up to Hyrum a Book that came from the states that he had sent for. And would really like to know if you got these things allright. I have just cut my Lucerne the second time and did not get it raked and cocked up untill it was dark last night for I was working with the bees nearly all the afternoon and I found that Phan lost a swarm. I ought to have devided them a week ago and I knew it but have been so busy that it seemed almost impossible for me to attend to them sooner this was the reason I was so late raking up and Fred had Fred had the boys Frank Harnson and Ed and one team and both of my waggons helping to get up his hay and they only suceeded in getting up the last load late last night. They were till dark getting up for Harmos upset his load thus delaying them and in consequence of his haveing all my help I was under the necessity of doing as I did. I have not cut any grain of my own yet but I have helped John and Gillet cut theirs. John and Gillet have been cutting for several other parties yesterday. They broke down and I had to send a card to Warnock to send us the piece that will replace the broken one it will cost about $2.50. I have had a letter from Lucy and one from Mary Ann in the city since we received yours. All are well. I received a letter from Joseph L. Hales a week or ten days ago and he gave us a brief account of the difficulty they had in St. Johns between some roughs and the Mexicans. The Mexicans were celebrating some festival that is customary among them when these fellows some named Greer came into town with guns and pistols on them a Brother of these Greers being a Mormon begged of his Brothers not to go up among the Mexicans with their arms but they would not listen to him but go they would and go they did and the Mexicans ordered them off and they refused to go and the Mexicans opened fire upon them each party then commenced a general fusilade and sought shelter as best they could and kept it up for about an hour. Joseph says the way the bullets whistled around there was a caution he says that it was only 30 rods from where they lived the fight resulted in the death of two men killed and 3 or 4 wounded and the others was taken prisoners and put in jail for one week when they were let out on bail a Mormon by the name of Nathan Tinney was killed while trying to make peace among them. Since reading Joseph's letter I have seen an account of the affair in the Deseret News written by Tinney's Son and does not differ materially from Joseph's version of the affair.
      From your Father,
      Charles N Hales"

      1. Date and Place per obituary.

      2. FHL film 392655 LDS "Patriarchal Blessings Index": Joseph L. Hales, b. 16 Jan 1851 at Garden Grove, Dakota [Decatur] Co., Iowa, parents Charles Henry Hales and ___ Lockwood. Blessing date 28 Jun 1891 at Spanish Fork, Utah. Lineage: Ephraim. Patriarch George W. Brimhall. Vol. 690, p. 364.

      1. Date per obituary.

      1. FHL film 873714 "Spanish Fork, Utah Co., Utah Cemetery Records" copied by Nora W. Carter, 1944: "Joseph Lockwood Hales, b. 16 Jan 1851, Garden Grove, Iowa, son of Charles H. Hales and Julia Ann Lockwood, Husband of Mary Jane Berry, d. 30 April 1923, bur. Spanish Fork, Utah."

      2. Date and Place per obituary.

      1. FHL film 873714 "Spanish Fork, Utah Co., Utah Cemetery Records" copied by Nora W. Carter, 1944: "Joseph Lockwood Hales, b. 16 Jan 1851, Garden Grove, Iowa, son of Charles H. Hales and Julia Ann Lockwood, Husband of Mary Jane Berry, d. 30 April 1923, bur. Spanish Fork, Utah."

      2. Date per obituary.

      3. "Index to the Utah County Cemeteries, 1850's to 1996," compiled by Diane R. Parkinson and located at the family history center at the BYU Provo library: Joseph Lockwood Hales 16 Jan 1851 - 30 Apr 1923 Spanish Fork.

      4. Per copy in my possession of "Spanish Fork Cemetery Deeds" from Book A, p. 195, lot 18, blk. 7, size 29' x 33' with a rectangular table 8 columns wide by 3 rows high. The top of the page is east. All entries are typed. All rows are numbered 8 to 1 left to right.
      The top row with entries 8-4 blank:
      3: Lewis F. Hales, b. 5/3/1889, d. 3/28/1899, recorded p. 85.
      2. Hilma C. Johnson Hales Simpson, b. 12/19/1860, d. 5[?-faded]/6/1945, recorded p. 20, position N-6', W-9'.
      1. Stephen F. Hales, b. 9/19/1855, d. 1/4/1900, recorded on p. 88.
      The middle row with the entries 8-3 blank except for a note for 4 stating "monument":
      2. (Male) Hales, b. 2/18/1896, d. 2/18/96, recorded on p. 74.
      1. Grant W. Simmons, b. 1/5/1957, d. 5/3/1957, recorded on p. 62, position N-2'-6," W-18'.
      The bottom row with entries 8-6 and 4 blank:
      5. Julia Ann Hales, b. 8/10/1824, d. 2/18/1903, recorded on p. 100, position N-18, W-24.
      3. Charles Henry Hales, b. 6/17/1817, d. 7/1/1889, recorded on p. 54.
      2. Mary Jane Hales, b. 8/24/1855, d. 8/24/1934, recorded on p. 213, position N-7'-10," W-28.
      1. Joseph Lockwood Hales, b. 1/16/1851, d. 4/30/1923, recorded on p. 171, position N-3, W-27."

      1. "Spanish Fork Pioneer is Called by Death. Spanish Fork. May 1 - After six weeks illness during only one of which he was confined to his bed, Joseph L. Hales, Spanish Fork pioneer, died at his home Monday. He was born Jan. 16, 1851, at Garden Grove, Iowa, the son of Charles Henry and Julia Ann Hales. With them he emigrated to Utah in 1852. They settled in West Jordan living there until 1853 when they came to Spanish Fork. Mr. Hales married Mary Jane Berry, Feb. 21, 1875. He was sent to Arizona to help establish settlements there in 1882 and returned to Spanish Fork in 1890. He has always been active in church work. He is survived by his wife, one son, Lester Hales of Magna, and three daughters: Mrs. Thomas B. Jones and Mrs. William O. Jones, Spanish Fork; Mrs. Alma Simmons, Lake Shore; also 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 2 at 2 p.m. in the First ward chapel." The Deseret News, Tuesday, 1 May 1925, p. 3.

      2. "Pioneer of Spanish Fork Dies Suddenly. Joseph L. Hales, a resident of this city since 1855 died at his home early Monday morning after an illness of six weeks, although only confined to his bed for one week. He was born at Garden Grove, Iowa, Jan. 16th, 1851. He was the son of Charles H. and Julia Ann Hales, with whom he emigrated to Utah in 1852. The family settled first at West Jordan, where they lived until 1855, when they came to Spanish Fork to make their home permanently. Joseph L. Hales married Mary Jane Berry on February 21, 1875. In 1882 he was sent to Arizona to aid in establishing settlements there. He returned to Spanish Fork in 1890. He was an active worker in the L.D.S. Church, but of quiet unassuming character, he never sought public office, but found his greatest pleasure in his home. He is survived by one son, Lester Hales of Magna and three daughters, Mrs. Thos. B. Jones and Mrs. William O. Jones of Spanish Fork and Mrs. Alma C. Simmons of Lake Shore; also 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, J. T. Hales of Spanish Fork and William Hales of Springville, two sisters, Mrs. A. V. Nelson of Spanish Fork and Mrs. Josephine Jenson of Rigby, Idaho. Funeral services over the remains were held at the First ward chapel Wednesday afternoon with Bishop Wm. C. Beckstrom in charge. The speakers were Arhtur T. McKell, Holley Cornaby, Samuel D. Moore of Payson, President Henry A. Gardner and Bishop Beckstrom. Music was by the ward choir which furnished two opening and one closing selection, by J.F. Skinner and Mrs. W.W. McAllister, who furnished a duet, and the Jameson sisters who furnished a duet. The invocation was by Henry J. McKell and William Jex pronounced the benediction. The services were attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Interment was made in the City Cemetery where the grave was dedicated by Bishop George Hales." Spanish Fork Press, Thurs., 3 May 1923.

      1. Per 21 Dec 2002.