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Wilder True Hatch, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1902
Big Horn County
Wyoming, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1943
Big Horn County
Wyoming, USA

son of Patty Sessions and Wilder True Hatch, married Fern Nielson
Byron Funeral For True Hatch

Funeral services were held in the Byron Chapel Friday afternoon for True Hatch who passed away last Tuesday moring after a lingering illness. The Cowley male quartette opened the service, singing "O My Father." The spirit of the occasion was beautifully expressed in the invocation offered by C. Golden Welch of Cowley: "With lashes wet and with hearts heavy but with gratitude for having known True Hatch we came here today." Bishop W. G. Stevens, who conducted the service, paid tribute to his neighbor and friend with whom he had worked and been in close association for many years. Merril B. Tew sang, "The Blind Plowman." Chas. B. Mann of Cowley, uncle of the deceased,read the obituary. A beautiful expression of love was voiced when Mrs. Thora Rollins, sister of True, sang "Rock of Ages." the gospel message was given by Bishop Frank Brown of Lovell, who used as his theme "The Way of Life." Mrs. Delilah Call, a niece, played a violin solo "Ave Marie." Frank Jones, a family acquaintance for 40 years, paid tribute to Wilder and Patty Hatch, to True and his sisters; and to the True Hatch family. Merril B. Tew sang the closing number "In the Garden of Tomorrow." Benediction was given by Sam Wilcox of Cowley.

True Hatch, son of Wilder and Patty Hatch was born July 13, 1902, one of the first Byron babies. His parents had arrived with the early settlers and had taken up a farm northest of Byron. While he was yet a small boy the father died leaving the mother and four small children. Sometime later the oldest boy, who wa eight years of age, passed away. The mother and her small children remained on the farm and it was there that the boy grew to manhood. He attended the Byron school. On Dec. 33, 1921 he married Fern Neilson of Cowley and to that union 6 children were born, Wilder, Myra, Irene, Patty Jean, deceased, Neil and Marlin. His father's home became his home. The later years he was employed by the Ohio Oil Company and continue to supervise the farm.

Besides his widow and children he is survived by two grandchildren, his mother Mrs. Patty H. Scott, and two sisters Mrs. Thora Rollins and Mrs. Delilah Brown.

The chaple was filled to its capacity and the many beautiful flowers attested to the esteem with which he and his family are held. He never went out of his way to make friends but in his quiet, genial manner he gathered them all along the way and they came from Powell, Cowley, Lovell, Greybull and Byron to pay him their last respects. The casket was covered with a lovely blanket spray made from the flowers which he and his wife had raised in their garden of flowers in the home yard.

Honorary pall bearers were B.A. Sessions, Louis Wolz, Bob Pryde, Roy Willey, Matt Cozzens, Gene Jones, John Jensen. pallbearers were Leo Hopkins, Jess Tebbs, Wallace Baird, Carlos Egan, Alanso Wolverton, Angus Vail, Archie Ames and Glen Johnson.
Burial was made at Byron. 
Family links: 
  Wilder True Hatch (1873 - 1907)
  Patty Orilla Sessions Hatch (1879 - 1983)
  Fern F. Neilson Hatch Ziegler (1903 - 1978)*
  Wilder True Hatch (1922 - 2010)*
  Myra Hatch Durfee (1924 - 1991)*
  Irene Eloise Hatch Workman (1928 - 1989)*
  Patty Jean Hatch (1931 - 1933)*
  Calvin Neilson Hatch (1933 - 1987)*
  Marlin Neilson Hatch (1936 - 2002)*
  Clifford S Hatch (1899 - 1908)*
  Wilder True Hatch (1902 - 1943)
  Thora Hatch Rollins Watson (1904 - 1981)*
  Delilah Hatch Brown (1906 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Byron Cemetery
Big Horn County
Wyoming, USA
Plot: Block F Lot 9 Grave 9
Created by: Cindy C.
Record added: Dec 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31970123
Wilder True Hatch, Jr
Added by: Cindy C.
Wilder True Hatch, Jr
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