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 Lionel Joseph Vernon

Lionel Joseph Vernon

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Death 19 Feb 1993 (aged 86)
Burial Woodruff, Rich County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 146556 · View Source
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Lionel Joseph Vernon was born November 25, 1906 at Rockport, Utah to James Vernon and Emma Staker Vernon. When he was nine months old his mother died. His father remarried four years later to Mary Jane Hodgson. He spent his boyhood years in Rockport on his father's farm until he graduated with honors at North Summit High School (was the class valedictorian.) After graduation he moved to Coalville, Utah and made his home with his brothers Ray and Alvin Vernon.
In the winter of 1930, Joe and Alvin went to Castle Rock to trap coyotes. His brother Alvin taught him the art of trapping. Joe was considered a very good trapper. It was during this year that Joe met his wife Grace Moore. Joe and Grace were married July 6, 1933 at Coalville, Utah. The marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on November 2, 1953.
After Joe and Grace were married they lived four years at Castle Rock, at that time they moved twelve female mink from Coalville which Joe had purchased. While Joe trapped Grace and her brother Lyle took care of the mink part of the time, shooting what jack rabbits they could for feed and other means of feed for them.
Joe and Grace moved to Woodruff in August 1937. They had two children, JoAnn and Kenneth Lionel. At the time the Vernon's moved to Woodruff it was the first mink ranch introduced into Rich County.
Joe was active in both church and civic affairs, serving as a ward clerk and also on the town board.
Joe passed away in Evanston, Wyoming on February 19, 1993. He is buried in the Woodruff, Utah cemetery.

*Taken from the book, "The First 100 Years in Woodruff"


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  • Maintained by: A.Bell
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 146556
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lionel Joseph Vernon (25 Nov 1906–19 Feb 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 146556, citing Woodruff Cemetery, Woodruff, Rich County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by A.Bell (contributor 46518784) .