|Name} Hinton, Vera||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Female|
|Birth: Date} Fam 14 Aug 1899||Place} Hinckley, Millard, Utah|
|Marr.: Date} Exa 25 Sep 1918||Place} St. George LDS Temple, St. George, Washington, Utah (Link)|
|Death: Date} Fam 8 Jan 1977||Place} St. George, Washington, Utah|
|Burial: Date} Aft 8 Jan 1977||Place} Hurricane City Cemetery, Hurricane, Washington, Utah|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } Thomas Maurice Hinton & Wilhelmina Barbara Walker|
Relationship No.} 144
|1st Household No.} 729 = Hinckley, Millard, Utah|
| Occupation 1} Housekeeper |
Occupation 2} Housewife
|Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints|
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: Vera Hinton was born 14 Aug 1899 in Hincklye, Millard, Utah. She was the first of seven children of Thomas Maurice Hinton and Wilhelmina Barbara Walker.|
|In the 1900 U.S. census, Vera was living with her parents in Hinckley, Millard, Utah. Her father Thomas
(enumerated as Morris in this census), was a carpenter. Her brother Maurice Vernet was born in 1902, and
sister Elma in 1904. The family moved about as her father Thomas was a section hand for the
Union Pacific Railroad, and her mother Wilhelmina cooked for the men. The Salt Lake City,
Utah, City Directory, 1904 lists Thomas M. Hinton as a carpenter, residing at 2 Goddard's Ct.|
In 1905, Vera's family moved to Virgin, Utah, her father's home town. Then in 1906 they moved to Hurricane, Washington, Utah. The history sources note that "Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Hinton became the first residents of Hurricane when they occupied the bench in 1906." Her father built the family home, located at 199 North and 200 West, Hurricane. Her sister Lela was born in 1907.
Vera was told that she was sick alot until she was four years old, including polio and pneumonia. At age eight she was baptized by her father, down by the river.
In the 1910 U.S. census, Vera's family was living in Hurricane, Washington, Utah. Her father Thomas was a house carpenter. Her sister Lucille had just been born in Apr 1910. Her brother Jay Louis was born in 1913., and brother Francis Clemons in 1917. When her father Thomas registered for the World War Draft, he listed himself as a farmer.
Vera graduated from District School when she was 14. She went on to one year of high school in Hinckley, living with her Grandmother, Wilhelmina Walker. Upon her return she worked for women who were in bed with babies. She worked a short time cleaning house in Cedar City, but returned to house cleaning in Hurricane.
Vera, 19, married Thomas Hinton, 20, on 25 Sep 1918 in the St. George LDS Temple, St. George, Washington, Utah. Vera's uncle, John Maurice Hinton, had been the first husband of Thomas' mother Nancy. During the first thirty-two years of their marriage they lived in several different places in and around Hurricane, Washington, Utah. Immediately after their marriage they moved to Mountain Dell, 5 miles north east of Hurricane, where Thomas had a job making molasses.
In the 1920 U.S. census, Vera, 20, and her husband Thomas, 21, were living on 3rd West Street, Hurricane, Washington, Utah. Thomas was a sheepherder, and they were renting a room from her parents, Thomas and Wilhelmina Hinton.
Vera and Thomas had two sons who died young. These were Dilworth Hinton, born 1920, died 1929, and Alden, born 1923, died 1926.
In the 1930 U.S. census, Vera, 30, and Thomas, 31, were living at 146 Grave Yard Lane, Hurricane. They owned the home, valued at $950. Thomas was a sheepherder. They had two daughters, Barbara, 3, and Melba, 2.
In the 1940 U.S. census, Vera, 40, and Thomas, 41, were living in the same home in Hurricane as in 1935. Thomas was a janitor for the local church. Their children were Barbara, 13, Melba, 12, Lenna, 9, Nedra, 7, and Delwin, 1.
During these years in Hurricane, Vera was active in the church. She was second counselor in the Relief Society, leader of the girl's program, taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and worked in genealogy. Her husband Thomas was also busy with a variety of positions, jobs, and joint ventures. Besides being the church custodian, he was the Ward Clerk, City Treasurer, secretary of the Canal Company, and he farmed five acres of rented land. He ran the Church Welfare Cannery, and with Emil Graft and Clifton Wilson, built and ran a commercial cannery.
Thomas and Vera, along with Delwin, moved to Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada in 1955. In the Las Vegas, Nevada, City Directory, 1957, they are listed as living at 410 S. 14th, Las Vegas. Thomas was a gardener at the Desert Inn Hotel. In Las Vegas, Vera was active in the church, teaching Sunday School, the 2nd year Bee Hive girls, and teaching in the Relief Society. In Sep 1958, they returned to Utah, settling in St. George.
Thomas had a variety of jobs upon returning to Utah. For a while he worked on a ranch, taking care of turkeys and chickens. Due to physical disabilities, he took early Social Security at age 62. For a time he was a school crossing guard, and was injured in 1963 while saving a girl from being hit. About 1970, he took another custodian job with a seminary.
Thomas suffered a heart attack and died ten days later on 19 Feb 1972, in St. George, Washington, Utah. Vera died 8 Jan 1977, and is buried with her husband in the Hurricane City Cemetery, Hurricane, Washington, Utah.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death}||Fraternal/Social}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Vera Hinton Eagar|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} High school, 1 yr or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
Cause of Death} Natural causes
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