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Owen Hislop
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Birth: May 17, 1906
Uintah County
Utah, USA
Death: Jul. 17, 1927
Uintah County
Utah, USA

Parents: Mary Maud Cooper Hislop and David Andrew Hislop

Former Vernal Youth Meets Tragic Death When Car Turns Over on Lapoint Road.

The community was greatly shocked when the news came in on Sunday night of the tragic death of Owen Hislop, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Hislop of Roosevelt. The young man, in his father's new Nash sedan, in company with five other young people left Vernal about eight o'clock Sunday evening to go to Lapoint, about twenty miles from here. About 9:30 upon nearing the Lapoint dugway at a high rate of speed Mr. Hislop suddenly applied the four wheel brakes to avoid going over the bank.

The car was completely upset as a result, with wheels in the air, pinning himself and Miss Loiuse Jacobson who was in the front seat with him, beneath the car. The other occupants of the car, two young men and 2 young women had previously left the car.

Mr. Hislop's position was such that he could reach the electric button on the steering wheel and he honked for help but being crushed by the weight of the car, life was extinct within five minutes. Eli Lee, also A.G. Anderson and wife of Lapoint seeing the lights so suddenly disappear and hearing the crash of the car as it went over the embankment, went to find out the matter.

Mr. and Mrs. George Perry were returning from Vernal and were the first to arrive on the scene of the wreck. With the aid of a team of horses, the car was removed from the body of the dead man. Miss Jacobson was in a dead faint and was found suffering bruises and burns from the acid of the batteries.

Everything possible was done under the circumstances. His father and Dr. Miles Harris of Roosevelt were sent for and with the aid of Sheriff Emery Johnson of Vernal, the body was taken to his father's home at Roosevelt.

Impressive funeral services were held in the Roosevelt Second Ward House Wednesday morning at ten o'clock under the direction of the ward bishopric. The house was very neatly decorated with white drapes and flowers and the casket was a mound of beautiful floral tributes.

The singing was furnished by a mixed quartet, the first song being, "My Father Knows," after which the invocation was offered by Heber Timothy. The quartet then rendered "Somewhere."

Attorney Dillman was the first speaker and in a most beautiful manner told of the resurrection. Charles Schwencke then spoke of the consolation gained through our belief, Alfred Lublin of the Second Ward Bishopric spoke of Owen's life, saying he had worked with the youth in the Mutual and though of a backward nature he was always willing to do the things asked of him. He spoke of him as being a pal to his father and how they worked together and of how kind and thoughtful he was to his mother.

The quartet then very sweetly sang, "I'm Going Home," and the benediction was pronounced by Arthur Wiscomb. A large concourse of relatives and friend's followed the remains to the Roosevelt Cemetery, where the grave was dedicated by Thomas Bingham of Vernal.

Besides his parents he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Della Lublin of Salt Lake City and Miss Thelma Hislop of Roosevelt and one brother Martin of Roosevelt. Those attending the services from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Lublin of Salt Lake City, his relatives from Maeser, except his aged grandmother, Mrs. George Hislop, who is seriously ill, and Mrs. Marion Allen. A large number of friends from Vernal attended also.

Own Hislop was born at Vernal, Utah May 19, 1906 tto David and Maude Cooper Hislop and was one of five children. From his early youth he was kind and affectionate and considerate of others. His first school years were spent at the Maeser School and when he was about eleven years old his parents moved to Roosevelt where he finished grade school and then attended Roosevelt High.

For several years past he was a mason by trade. Owen was a member of the YMMIA of the Roosevelt Second Ward and one of the star players of their basketball team.

-Vernal Express, July 22, 1927 
Family links: 
  David Andrew Hislop (1882 - 1960)
  Della Mae Hislop Lublin (1904 - 1960)*
  Owen Hislop (1906 - 1927)
*Calculated relationship
Roosevelt Memorial Park
Duchesne County
Utah, USA
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Oct 13, 2008
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Owen Hislop
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