Individual Record 3095

Name}   Bullock, Benjamin Vern Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa  25 Feb 1908  B Place} Provo, Utah, Utah
Marr.: Date} Fam 24 Nov 1924* Place} American Forks, Utah, Utah     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  11 May 1993 Place} Provo, Utah, Utah
Burial: Date} Exa  15 May 1993 Place} Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1854=Genealogy
Source 2} 1783=Birth certif
Source 3} 1863=1910 USA cen
Source 4} 1857=1920 USA cen
Source 5} 1858=1930 USA cen
Source 6} 1725=Marriage rec
Source 7} 1859=1940 USA cen
Source 8} 1884=Photograph
Source 9} 1860=City directory
Source 10}1885=Newspaper
Source 11}1735=S.S. record
Source 12}1867=Obituary
Source 13}759 = Cemetery rec
Source 14}1784=Cemetery rec
Parents: } Benjamin Hart Bullock & Nora Alice Broadbent
     Household No.} 769
1st Household No.} 769 = Provo, Utah, Utah
      Occupation 1} Miner
       Occupation 2} Mine owner
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Peterson, Clara
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Benjamin Vern Bullock was born 25 Feb 1908 in Provo, Utah, Utah.  He was the second child of Benjamin Hart Bullock and Nora Alice Broadbent.  In his adult life, he was known as B. Vern Bullock.  At the time of his birth, his father was a farmer.  His older sister Grace Hart had been born in 1905.
In the 1910 U.S. census, his family was living on 3rd South in Provo Ward 7, Utah, Utah.  His father Benjamin farmer.  The children were Grace, 5, and Benjamin V., 2.  Living in the household was his paternal grandmother, Martha Bullock, a widow.  His younger siblings were Alice, born in 1911, Thomas Sterling, born in 1914 and Leah, born in 1918.

In the 1920 U.S. census, his family was living on East Arileen Street in Provo Ward 1, Utah, Utah.  His father Benjamin was a mine worker in a copper mine.  They owned their house with a mortgage.  The children were Grace, 14, Benjamin Vern, 11, Alice, 8, Tomas, 5, and Leah, 1 5/12.  Benjamin Vern and Alice attended school.

In the 1930 U.S. census, his family was living at 189 North 3rd East Street in Provo Ward 5, Utah, Utah.  His father Ben was a promoter in the mining industry.  They owned their house, with a value of $3,000.  They did not own a radio set.  The children were Grace, 24, Vern, 22, a laborer in the mines, Alice, 19, Tom, 15, and Leah, 12.  Alice and Tom attended school.

B. Vern attended the Provo schools and graduated from Provo High School.  He attended Brigham Young University, where he was affiliated with the Val Hyric social unit.  He married Clara Peterson on 24 Nov 1934 in American Forks, Utah, Utah.*  They did not announce their marriage until February of 1935.

In the 1940 U.S. census, B. Vern and his wife Clara were living at 96 W Tenth North, Provo.  B. Vern was an insulator at a Rock Works Co.  They owned their house with a value of $1,500.  B. Vern had completed one year of college.  They had two sons, B. Neil, 4, and K. Hart, 3.

The Provo, Utah, City Directories list various Provo addresses for the couple through the years.  In 1935, shortly after their marriage, they are listed living with his parents at 470 N 1st East, Provo.  In 1939 they are listed at 96 W 10th North, and in 1941 through 1946 at 100 W 10th North.  In 1950 through 1959 they are listed at 100 W 960 North, Provo.

The Provo, Utah, City Directories also list B. Vern Bullock variously as a miner, a laborer, an acetylene operator, a mining superintendant, and a mining engineer, with various companies including Pacific States CIP Co (Cast Iron Pipe), Geneva Steel, and Syndicate Oil & Mineral Co.  He spent his life time working in Utah's mining coal industry, and was president of several mining and oil companies.

B. Vern was active in the LDS Church, and served in many positions including Scout master and High Priest Group leader.  He sang with the Mendelson Chorus.  Civically and socially, he was a charter member of the Provo Lions Club, holding all offices, organized the Good Sam Trailduster Club, and was an officer in the Provo Promenaders Square Club.

B. Vern's wife Clara died 10 Oct 1987.  He died 11 May 1993 at his home in Provo.  Funeral services were held 15 May 1993, and internment was in the Provo City Cemetery alongside his wife.

*The family reports and celebrates the marriage date of 24 Nov 1934.  The Utah, County Marriages index reports a date of 16 Feb 1935, Utah County.  The November date is reported in the newspaper on 19 Feb 1935.
Time of Birth} 2:30 a.m. Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social} Lions
Baptism Date}   Place}   B. Vern Bullock
Confirm. Date}   Photos} B. Vern Bullock
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} College, 1 yr       or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 20 Apr 2016
Date Created}  26 Dec  2015
Copyright © 2016 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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