Individual Record 3133

Name}   Arthur, Henry Devon (Dee) Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa  18 Mar 1911  B Place} Cedar City, Iron, Utah
Marr.: Date} Exa   8 May 1935 Place} Parowan, Iron, Utah     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  13 Mar 2001 Place} Valley View Medical Center, Cedar City, Iron, Utah
Burial: Date} Exa  16 Mar 2001 Place} Cedar City Cemetery, Cedar City, Iron, Utah
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1984=Genealogy
Source 2} 1783=Birth certif
Source 3} 1837=1920 USA cen
Source 4} 1988=City directory
Source 5} 1838=1930 USA cen
Source 6} 1870=1930 USA cen
Source 7} 1725=Marriage rec
Source 8} 1966=1940 USA cen
Source 9} 1972=Military rec
Source 10}1735=S.S. record
Source 11}1985=Newspaper
Source 12}1004=Index
Source 13}1849=S.S. record
Source 14}1735=S.S. record
Source 15}1985=Obituary
Source 16}1983=Cemetery rec
Parents: } Robert Abel Arthur & Mary Florence Sawyer
     Household No.} 822
1st Household No.} 822 = Cedar City, Iron, Utah
      Occupation 1} Bookkeeper
       Occupation 2} Grocery store owner
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Stewart, Delna
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Henry Arthur was born 18 Mar 1911 in Cedar City, Iron, Utah.  His parents were Robert Abel Arthur, a farmer, and Florence Sawyer, a homekeeper.  He had an older sister Marvel, born in Oct 1907.  In later years Henry acquired the middle name Devon, and was called Dee.
In the 1920 U.S. census, De Von was living with his family on First East Street, Cedar City, Iron, Utah.  His grandmother Jane C. Arthur was listed as head of the household.  Widowed, she owned the house free of mortgage.  His father Robert was a pool hall keeper.  The children were Marvel, 12, attending school, and De Von, 8.

In 1929, Dee Arthur was listed as a student in the Salt Lake City, Utah, City Directory living at 43 Kimball Apts., Salt Lake City.  His parents Robt. A. Arthur and Florence are listed at that address, along with his sister Marvel, a steno for McDonald's.  [McDonald's was probably the J.C. Mc Donald Chocolate Co.]

In the 1930 U.S. census, Dee Arthur and his sister Marvel Arthur are listed twice.  Their parents Robert and Florence Arthur were living on First East Street, Cedar City, Iron, Utah.  Robert was the manager of a pool hall.  They owned their residence, valued at $4,000.  Listed with them are Marvel, 21, and Dee, 18.  In the same 1930 U.S. census, Marvel Arthur, 21, and Dee Arthur, 19, are listed living at 234 East 1st South, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.  Marvel was a stenographer for a smelting and refining company, and Dee was a bookkeeper for an oil company.  Their rent was $35. a month, and they had a lodger, Opal Onock, 20, also a stenographer.

In Sep 1930 while driving a car, Dee hit and injured a pedestrian in Salt Lake City.  He was held overnight until his report that the man had emerged from between parked cars was verified.

Devon Arthur, 24, married Delna Stewart, 21, on 8 May 1935 in Parowan, Iron, Utah.  In the 1940 U.S. census, Dee Arthur was living with his wife Delna on North 1st East street, Cedar City, Iron, Utah.  Dee was a grocery clerk for a retail grocery store.  He had completed two years of high school.  They were renting their home for $23. per month.  Their daughter Carol Lee was 4 years old.  A second daughter was born at a later date.

In Jul 1940, after having been a grocery clerk for several years, Dee built and opened his own grocery store on the corner of Second West and Center streets in Cedar City.  It was called the Center Grocery Store.

In 1940, when Devon Arthur registered for the World War II draft, he was self employed and living in Cedar City, Iron, Utah with his wife Delna S. Arthur.  He was described as being 142 lbs, 6' tall, with brown hair, brown eyes and dark brown complexion.  In 1941, he joined the Cedar City unit of the Utah State Guard.

Dee was active in community affairs.  He was elected Esteemed Leading Knight of the Cedar City Lodge No. 1556, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in 1943, and Exalted Ruler in 1944.  He was a member of the Cedar City Junior Chamber of Commerce.  In 1946 he organized and sponsored a Softball team in Cedar City.

Dee and his wife moved to Southern California in 1964, where his wife Delna taught elementary school for 13 years.  Their retirement home was in Laguna Hills.  They returned to Cedar City in 1993.  Delna died 22 Dec 1994 in St. George, Washington, Utah.

At the age of 89, Henry Dee Arthur died 13 Mar 2001 at the Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City, Utah.  Services were held 16 Mar 2001 at the Southern Utah Mortuary Chapel, Cedar City.  He was buried with his wife in the Cedar City Cemetery, Cedar City, Iron, Utah.
Time of Birth} 11:36 AM Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social} Elks/B.P.O.E.
Baptism Date}   Place}   Henry Dee Arthur
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Dee Arthur
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} Tenth grade         or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} National Guard        for the State of} Utah
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 27 Jul 2017
Date Created}    9 Jul  2017
Copyright © 2017 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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