|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1937|
|Death: ||Apr. 23, 1937|
What I know about my Uncle Dennis
Written by EvaLynn Huntsman Holt
19 September 2011
Dennis Cleon Huntsman was born on the 27 of February, 1939, in Ferron, Emery, Utah at the home of his parents, Cleon and Eva. He had two older brothers, Evan, age 7 and Howard, age 3.
From his birth certificate we see that his father was age 29 and worked for the WPA (doing road construction) and his mother was age 27 and worked at home as a housewife. From his blessing certificate we see that he was blessed the day before he died by Bishop Perry Snow, and from his death certificate we see that he died from: Congenital Debility-Inanition & diarrhea. Looking up this diagnosis in a Google search, I learned that it meant: malnutrition or starvation and a perinatal condition of not enough manganese along with total exhaustion and diarrhea.
From his mother, Eva's, history we read:
"After Howard was born I didn't get my strength back again. In just one month I was very sick with heart trouble, I thought, but when I went to the doctor I found out it was a bad gallbladder that was putting so much poison into my body that it had caused a bad heart. I was too weak for an operation and didn't respond very well to the medicine that the doctor gave me. He had to keep giving me stronger medicine all the time. I was taking digitalis for my heart, too. Cleon was down to Green River all winter on another construction job, he had gone before I got real bad, but he came home weekends. I hired a girl to come every day and take care of the house and the children for it was almost impossible for me to stand on my feet at all. It went like this until March then Papa came and took me over home. One weekend in May when Cleon came up I was so weak and thin and sick that I was ready to give up. He went down to the drug store and got some olive oil and lemon juice which I took. They cleaned my gallbladder out and in a week I was able to come home with my children and manage for myself. But I didn't get to feeling like I ought to or get my strength back like I should.
This was my condition when Dennis was born, under pressure without prescribing any food supplements and I didn't have enough sense of my own to take any and so Dennis didn't have a strong body when he was born, he lacked calcium, maybe other things too. He didn't live to be quite two months old."
I remember having a conversation with grandma (Eva) several years ago and I could tell that she was broken hearted that she wasn't able to provide a healthier body for him and that she was taking all of the responsibility for his death.
In 2008 both Johnevan and Evzton, two of Eva & Cleon's great grandsons had their colons removed only a couple of months apart. It has caused me, (EvaLynn) to wonder if possibly Dennis might have had some intestinal problems along those lines, as well. The lack of nutrition could also be caused by the chronic diarrhea, which we know comes when the colon isn't working, (just ask Johnevan and Evzton.)
Cleon Huntsman (1910 - 1973)
Eva Howard Huntsman (1912 - 2000)
Evan C. Huntsman (1932 - 1977)*
Howard W Huntsman (1936 - 1995)*
Dennis Cleon Huntsman (1937 - 1937)
Ferron City Cemetery
Plot: Block12 Lot12 Grave 05
Maintained by: EvaLynn Holt
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 119089