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Pvt Conie Hoopiiaina

Pvt Conie Hoopiiaina

Birth
Hawaii, USA
Death 6 Sep 1968 (aged 73)
Iosepa, Tooele County, Utah, USA
Burial Tooele County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 6286834 · View Source
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Private, 16th Support Battalion, 16th Infantry Division, World War I.

Mormon church converts from Polynesia, mostly Hawaii, settled in Skull Valley, Utah, in the period 1889 to 1917, working for the church owned Iosepa Agriculture and Stock Company. Their settlement, located a half-mile from the cemetery to the southwest and named after Joseph F. Smith (Iosepa is the closest English spelling to the local Hawaiian pronunciation of the name), then President of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) Church, flourished until 1917, when the Hawaiian LDS Temple was constructed. Most of the Islanders returned to their homeland. Many who succumbed to the hardships of the land are buried in this cemetery. There are a total of 79 graves in this cemetery, 33 children and 46 adults. The adult graves are lined with a six-foot long concrete liner, while the children are half that size.
*Note: There are more than the original 79 people buried in this cemetery because local ancestors and pioneers that stayed behind are, also, buried here - the Memorial was created before these people were noted as being buried in this cemetery.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 24 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6286834
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Conie Hoopiiaina (10 Nov 1894–6 Sep 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6286834, citing Iosepa Settlement Cemetery, Tooele County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .