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Ira Nathaniel Hinckley
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1828
Rideau Lakes
Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Ontario, Canada
Death: Apr. 5, 1904
Provo
Utah County
Utah, USA

Built historic Cove Fort and is grandfather of Gordon B. Hinckley, 15th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Ira left his home in Coalville, UT, in 1867 for his new assignment, his family to come later. Tradesmen from central Utah settlements worked together, along with Hinckley to construct the fort in seven months.
The fort bustled with activity for years. Daily, two stagecoaches arrived with a variety of weary travelers who were anxious for rest and food. On the many trips of President Brigham Young back and forth from Salt Lake City to St. George and the southern settlements, Cove Fort was always a stopping place. The kitchen and dining room were bustling with activity. It was not unusual for Mrs. Hinckley to feed 75 people daily. Cowboys tended to the church's tithing herds and a blacksmith was kept busy reshoeing the horses and oxen of travelers and repairing wagon wheels. With a telegraph office at the fort and the Pony Express riders passing through, news of the great, growing West kept the Hinckleys from feeling isolated.
The fort served an important function for nearly twenty years, but as times changed, so did the need for the fort. After 1900, the Church sold it to a private owner and in 1989 the Hinckley family purchased the fort and made a gift of it to the Church as a historic site. Shortly thereafter efforts were begun to restore the fort to it's original condition. In 1994 President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Historic Cove Fort Complex. Visitors are welcome free of charge.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Erastus Nathaniel Hinckley (1794 - 1831)
  Lois Judd Hinckley (1805 - 1842)
 
 Spouses:
  Eliza Jane Evans Hinckley (1827 - 1850)*
  Adelaide Cameron Noble Hinckley (1833 - 1924)*
  Margaret Harley Hinckley (1859 - 1940)*
  Eliza Jane Evans Hinckley (1827 - 1850)*
  Angeline Wilcox Noble Hinckley (1831 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  Eliza Jane Hinckley Robertson (1849 - 1890)*
  Minerva Angeline Hinckley Ray (1855 - 1943)*
  Emily Angelina Hinckley Holbrook (1856 - 1947)*
  Luna Adell Hinckley Mace (1860 - 1938)*
  Ira Noble Hinckley (1860 - 1942)*
  Lucian Noble Hinckley (1862 - 1950)*
  Amelia Clarissa Hinckley (1863 - 1865)*
  Harvey Noble Hinckley (1865 - 1866)*
  Bryant Stringham Hinckley (1867 - 1961)*
  Edwin Smith Hinckley (1868 - 1929)*
  Arza Alonzo Hinckley (1870 - 1936)*
  Nellie Hinckley Robison (1870 - 1962)*
  Elmer Eugene Hinckley (1873 - 1954)*
  Samuel Ernest Hinckley (1874 - 1945)*
  Mary Margaret Hinckley Smith (1891 - 1934)*
 
 Sibling:
  Arza Erastus Hinckley (1826 - 1901)*
  Ira Nathaniel Hinckley (1828 - 1904)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Provo City Cemetery
Provo
Utah County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Chad Stowell
Record added: Mar 26, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6291111
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