|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||
|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|
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.|
|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|
Cause of Death}
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