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Alma John Hancey
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Birth: Jun. 5, 1871
Hyde Park
Cache County
Utah, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 1937
Hyde Park
Cache County
Utah, USA

Alma Hancey was affectionately called "Pat". He was a jack-of-all-trades and could do most anything, carpentry, butchering of small animals, pigs and sheep, also the town barber. He was very witty and had a great sense of humor. He helped get the dead ready for burial. Someone asked if he ever got frightened doing this/ "No he replied, I just ask them if the razor pulls and if they don't answer I go on shaving. I am more afraid of the living than the dead." He also did a lot of carpenter work helping build the Hyde Park Central School in 1904. His brother Jesse was General Contractor.

He was a self-taught musician. He played the drum, harmonica, fiddle, and accordion plus most any other musical instrument he ran into. He could not read music. He also spoke several foreign languages. He played the snare drum in the Hyde Park Band for many years in his younger days. There were seven Hancey's in this band. Later on he played in the "Silver Gray Band"; a fife and drum band that consisted of nine men from around the valley. They played in parades, reunions, old folks parties, and gained wide recognition.

He was a hard worker and a kind and loving father. He suffered with asthma for many years. We were very poor, but mother worked, and helped support us. She helped many Hyde Park people in sickness and in their time of need. He died at the age of sixty-six at our old home north of town out in the fields.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Hancey (1835 - 1913)
  Rachel Seamons Hancey (1834 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  Ellen Elizabeth Thurston Hancey (1877 - 1967)
 
 Children:
  Melva Isabelle Hancey Biddle (1899 - 1972)*
  Conrad Hancey (1900 - 1982)*
  Lawrence P Hancey (1902 - 1902)*
  Eleanor Hancey (1903 - 1903)*
  Euphemia Hancey Gittins (1904 - 1995)*
  Rosella Jessie Hancey Lowe (1910 - 1993)*
  Gilbert V Hancey (1912 - 1979)*
  Rachel Jane Hancey Olsen (1915 - 2012)*
  Della Hancey Mecham (1917 - 2005)*
  Bonita Hancey Lewis (1920 - 1993)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Sands Hancey (1856 - 1934)*
  George Henry Hancey (1858 - 1859)*
  Horace William Hancey (1860 - 1931)*
  Mary Eliza Hancey Metcalf (1862 - 1926)*
  Henry Edwin Hancey (1864 - 1938)*
  Frederick Purser Hancey (1865 - 1928)**
  Amelia Rachel Hancey Woolf (1866 - 1951)*
  Laura Louisa Hancey (1867 - 1868)**
  Alvin David Hancey (1868 - 1868)*
  Jesse Samuel Hancey (1869 - 1925)*
  Laurenny Hancey Broadbent (1869 - 1968)**
  Lillian Hancey (1870 - 1877)**
  Alma John Hancey (1871 - 1937)
  Lettie Bell Hancey Rich (1872 - 1956)**
  Hannah Elizabeth Hancey Price (1874 - 1952)*
  Lenora Hancey (1874 - 1874)**
  Lula Hancey Erlandson (1875 - 1970)**
  Arthur Claudius Hancey (1876 - 1945)*
  Moses Moroni Hancey (1877 - 1964)**
  Justus Edward Hancey (1880 - 1943)**
  Rachel May Hancey Kirby (1881 - 1942)**
  James Alfred Hancey (1883 - 1949)**
  Mary Manetta Hancey Reeder (1885 - 1973)**
  George E Hancey (1888 - 1979)**
  Leander Hancey (1890 - 1972)**
  Leslie Peter Hancey (1892 - 1983)**
  Evan Homer Hancey (1894 - 1964)**
  Clarence Hancey (1897 - 1973)**
  Georgena Hancey (1899 - 1900)**
  Lillian Hancey Daines (1902 - 1983)**
  Aleda Hancey Earl (1904 - 2001)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Hyde Park Cemetery
Hyde Park
Cache County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Mary Ann Francis
Record added: Aug 18, 2006
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Alma John Hancey
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- Karen
 Added: Feb. 10, 2014
For my 2nd great Uncle.
- David Metcalf
 Added: Aug. 25, 2012
 
 
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