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Harriet Elizabeth Hales

Female 1863 - 1945  (82 years)


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  • Name Harriet Elizabeth Hales 
    Born 20 Jun 1863  Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Jun 1945  Payson, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 28 Jun 1945  Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I167  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 17 Feb 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 Andrew Valentine Nelson,   b. 14 Feb 1860, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1921, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1882  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Censuses:
      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. 193D:
      Charles H. Hales, mason/farmer, self, M, 62, Eng., Eng., Eng.
      Julia Ann, wife, M, 55, NY, RI, MA.
      Jonathan H., son, S, 19, UT, Eng., NY.
      Harriet E., dau., S, 17, UT, Eng., UT.
      Frances, wife, M, 41, Eng., Germ., Germ.
      James L., son, S, 18, UT, Eng., Eng.
      Charles A., son, S, 17, UT, Eng., Eng.
      Caroline E., dau., S, 15, UT, Eng., Eng.
      Franklin H., son, S, 12, UT, Eng., Eng.
      Harmon B., son, S, 10, UT, Eng., Eng.
      Edward M., son, S, 8, UT, Eng., Eng.
      Mathew J., son, S, 6, UT, Eng., Eng.
      Richard S., son, S, 5, UT, Eng., Eng.
      Sarah J., dau, S, 2, UT, Eng., Eng.
      Hannah P., dau, S, 1M, UT, Eng., Eng.

      1900 US: Spanish Fork First Ward, Utah, Utah, p. 273B:
      Andrew V. Nelson, Feb 1860, 40, M, UT Swe Den, farmer.
      Harriet E., wife, Jun 1863, 36, M., 9 total children - 2 living [error should be 7], UT Eng NY.
      Mary E., dau., Mar 1884, 16, UT UT UT.
      Andrew V., Jr., son, Nov 1886 [error for 1885?], UT UT UT.
      Effie E., dau., Jan 1887, 13, UT UT UT.
      Henry C., son, Mar 1889, 11, UT UT UT.
      Hazel, I., dau., Dec 1892, 7, UT UT UT.
      Franklin G., son, Feb 1896, 4, UT UT UT.
      Joseph E., son, Aug 1898, 1, UT UT UT.

      1910 US: Spanish Fork Ward 1, Utah, Utah, p. 20 of 25, 26 Apr 1910 (very poor copy - hard to read), living next door to William P. Hales:
      Andrew V. Nelson, 50, md. 29 years, UT Swe Den, farmer.
      Harriet E., wife, 46, md. 29 years, 10 total children 8 living, UT Eng NY.
      Henry C., son, 21, UT UT UT.
      Hazel, dau., 17, UT UT UT.
      Frank G., son, 14, UT UT UT.
      Josephine, dau., 11, UT UT UT.
      Rulon, son, 8, UT UT UT.

      1920 US: Spanish Fork Ward 1, Utah, Utah, p. 3 of 24, 14 Jan 1920, house 23, family 27:
      Andrew V. Nelson, 60, UT Swe Den, farmer.
      Harriet, wife, 56, UT Eng NY.
      Frank, son, 23, UT UT UT.
      Rulon H., son, 18, UT UT UT.

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

      2. In John T. Hales' obituary of 29 Jun 1926, this individual showing as living in Spanish Fork. In the obituary of Joseph L. Hales of 3 May 1923, this individual noted as Mrs. A. V. Nelson of Spanish Fork.

      BIRTH:
      1. Obituaries all use date of June 20, 1863.

      2. Cemetery record cited below uses June 2, 1863 which appears to be in error.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. Per obituary of Harriet and of husband.

      DEATH:
      1. Date per cemetery record cited below.

      2. Per obituary.

      BURIAL:
      1. FHL film 231907 Spanish Fork Cemetery Records: "Hales, Harriet Elizabeth, b. 2 Jun 1863, Sph. Fork, Utah, d. 25 Jun 1945, parents are Charles Henry Hales and Julia Ann Lockwood, m. Andrew Nelson."

      2. 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.

      OBITUARY:
      1. "Harriet E. H. Nelson. Spanish Fork - Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth Hales Nelson, 82, prominent Utah County pioneer, died at the Payson City Hospital Monday afternoon at 6 o'clock following a fall in which she broke her hip nearly three weeks ago. She was born in Spanish Fork, June 20, 1863, the daughter of Charles Henry and Julia Ann Lockwood Hales. She was the twelfth child in that family. Her early Childhood was spent in extreme poverty and she suffered many of the hardships of early pioneer life. She finished the fourth reader in her education. While at school she met Andrew V. Nelson and on Jan 12, 1882, they were married in Salt Lake City in the Endowment House. Her husband passed away Sept. 26, 1921. She has been an active member of the [misprint]. She is survived by the following Childen: Andrew V., G. Frank, and Rulon H. Nelson, all of Spanish Fork; Mrs. Mary Chadwick, Springville; Mrs. Joseph Sorensen and Mrs. Lon Thomas of Spanish Fork; Mrs. R. L. Tuttle, St. Louis, Mo., and 47 grandchildren and 73 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She also has the following brother and sisters surviving: Wells Hales, Fairview, Utah; Mrs. Caroline Woodward, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Minnie Bates, Mammoth, and Mrs. Jane Scouten [last name hard to decipher, but definitely not Wearing], Twin Falls, Ida. Funeral services will be conducted in the Spanish Fork First Ward chapel, Thursday, June 28, at 2 p.m. under direction of Bishop J. Victor Leifson." Deseret News, Wed., 27 Jun 1945, p. 7, photo accompanies obituary.

      2. "Mrs. Harriet Nelson Dies After Fall. Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth Hales Nelson, 82, prominent Utah County pioneer died at the Payson City Hospital Monday afternoon at 6 o'clock following a fall in which she broke her hip nearly three weeks ago. She was born in Spanish Fork, June 20, 1863, the daughter of Charles Henry and Julia Ann Lockwood Hales. She was the 12th child in that family. Her early Childhood was spent in extreme poverty and she suffered many of the hardships of early pioneer life. She finished the fourth reader in her education. While at school she met Andrew V. Nelson and on Jan. 12, 1882 they were married in Salt Lake City in the old Endowment House. Her husband passed away Sept. 26, 1921. She has been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints being Relief Society teacher since 1892. In 1935 she was appointed head of the ward quilting committee which office she held up to the time of her death. She has been an active Temple worker for many years and has assisted many in times of sickness and death. She is survived by the following Childen: Andrew V., G. Frank, and Rulon H. Nelson, all of Spanish Fork; Mrs. Mary Chadwick, Springville; Mrs. Joseph Sorenson and Mrs. Lon Thomas of Spanish Fork; Mrs. R. L. Tuttle, St. Louis, Mo., and 47 grandchildren and 73 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She also has the following brother and sisters surviving: Wells Hales, Fairview, Utah; Mrs. Caroline Woodward, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Minnie Bates, Mammouth, and Mrs. Jane Scouton [Wearing?], Twin Falls, Ida. Funeral services were being held Thursday, June 28 in the Spanish Fork First ward church." Spanish Fork Press, Thurs., 28 Jun 1945.

      3. "Spanish Fork - Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth Hales Nelson, 82, widow of Andrew V. Nelson and well known pioneer of Spanish Fork, died at the Payson hospital Monday at 6 p.m. of complications following a broken hip which she suffered several weeks ago. She was born in Spanish Fork June 20, 1863, a daughter of Charles Henry and Julia Ann Lockwood Hales and was their 12th child. She was married to Mr. Nelson Jan. 12, 1882 at Salt Lake City. They made their home in Spanish Fork, where she was active in the work of the LDS auxiliary organizations. Her husband died Sept. 26, 1921. She was an active member of the daughters of Utah Pioneers and the American Legion auxiliary of Spanish Fork. The mother of 10 children, seven of them survive. They are Andrew V. Nelson, Jr., G. Frank Nelson, and Rulon H. Nelson, Mrs. Effie Sorenson, Mrs. Lon Thomas, all of Spanish Fork; Mrs. Mary Chadwick, Springville, and Mrs. R. L. Tuttle, St. Louis, Mo.; 47 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters and one brother Mrs. Caroline Woodward, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Minnie Bates, Mammoth, and Mrs. Jane Scranton [Wearing?], Twin Falls, Ida., Wells Hales, Fairview. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the First LDS ward chapel by J. Victor Leifson, bishop." Salt Lake Tribune, Wed., 27 Jun 1945, p. 15.

      4. "Services Held for Mrs. Harriet Nelson. Funeral services were held at the first ward chapel Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Harriet E. Nelson. Bishop J. Victor Leifson conducted the services. The opening song 'O My Father' was given by the ward choir. Invocation was offered by William B. Frost, after which the choir sang 'In the Garden.' The first speaker was Heber J. McKell. Leslie Rees sang 'That Wonderful Mother of Mine,' and Henry A. Gardner was the second speaker. Mrs. Preal Snow and Mrs. Maye McKell sang a duet, 'Beautiful Sunset.' Dr. Wayne B. Hales then spoke of the life of Mrs. Nelson and of the hope in a hereafter. Bishop J. Victor Liefson was the concluding speaker after which the choir sang the closing number, 'Rest for the Weary.' The benediction was offered by Charles Hone. The grave in the city cemetery was dedicated by Bishop G. Ray Hales." Spanish Fork Press, Thurs., 12 Jul 1945.

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

      2. Nauvoo LDS Land and Records Office research file (copy in my possession as of 2 Jun 2007 and also partially viewable at www.earlylds.com). Includes only a family group sheet from Ancestral File.