|Birth: ||Oct. 13, 1890|
|Death: ||Sep. 30, 2002|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
*Social Security Death Index
Name: Cleo C. Hinckley
Last Residence: 84106 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States of America
Born: 13 Oct 1890
Died: 30 Sep 2002
State (Year) SSN issued: Utah (Before 1951)
Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) - October 1, 2002
Deceased Name: Cleo Hinckley dies at 111
Cleo Cranney Hinckley, 111, Utah's oldest resident, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, in Salt Lake City, just 13 days shy of her 112th birthday.
She was born in Logan on Oct. 13, 1890, a few months before New York's Ellis Island opened as an emigration depot; just a few weeks after the LDS Church issued the Manifesto. She was 3 years old when the Salt Lake Temple was dedicated and was 5 years old when Utah became a state. She was the sixth child of Willard Diane Cranney, a pioneer who crossed the plains to Utah at age 14 in 1862. Her mother, Hattie Woolf Cranney, died during childbirth when Cleo was 6.
She is survived by six children, 39 grandchildren, 111 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
"My mother lived a very contented life," Harriet Eliason, a daughter from Delta, said. "She always felt fulfilled . . . she was very devout and devoted, never complained and didn't fear death."
"She had really healthy habits," Gwen Church, Hinckley's granddaughter, told the Associated Press. "And she never worried. She was just a remarkable little woman."
A graduate of West High School, she was the top business student there and excelled at shorthand.
In 1912, she was one the first two female missionaries for the LDS Church to serve in Los Angeles. While on her mission, she helped many refugees from Mexico arrive in Los Angeles. In one of her primary classes, she had taught a young lad, Marion G. Romney, who later became a member of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).
Mrs. Hinckley attended Utah Agricultural College in Logan and later became secretary to the president of the college. She also later worked as a secretary for several Salt Lake City businesses.
She married Parnell Hinckley on Sept. 19, 1919, shortly after his return from World War I. Parnell is first cousin to LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley. The young Hinckley family to Millard County where members of his family had homesteaded farmland. They lost their farm during the Great Depression, and the tough times took them to Beaver, then to Pine Point, Minn., where the Hinckleys worked as teachers on the Chippewa Indian Reservation.
The family then returned to Salt Lake City in 1930 and bought the house where they would live for the rest of their lives.
She had been employed briefly for the Works Projects Administration and served on the Granite Stake Relief Society and Young Women's Mutual boards. She took care of her husband in the years preceding his death in 1984 at age 95.
A grandson, Lonnie Eliason, said she never learned to drive a car and was content to stay at home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, 1-2 p.m., between General Conference sessions, at the LDS Fairmont Ward, 2465 S. 800 East. Friends may call from noon-1 p.m., before the services. There will be no Friday viewing. Burial will be in Elysian Gardens.
additional information courtesy of RJensen in the forums.
Ira Parnell Hinckley (1889 - 1984)*
Harriet Hinckley Eliason (1920 - 2002)*
Parnell King Hinckley (1923 - 2000)*
David Narwyn Hinckley (1928 - 1965)*
Elysian Burial Gardens
Salt Lake County
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Record added: Dec 30, 2011
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