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 Joseph Raynor Hooton

Joseph Raynor Hooton

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Feb 1939 (aged 87)
Central Valley, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Burial Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Plot A.09.05.02
Memorial ID 89567 · View Source
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Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the school house at Central for Joseph Raynor Hooten, 87, who died Thursday of a paralytic stroke which he suffered a week earlier. Mr. Hooten had been in bed three weeks before his condition became serious.

Vernal Larsen of the ward bishopric conducted the services. Speakers were J.L. Staples of Elsinore and C.O. Anderson, old friends of the Hooten family. They spoke of the great service Mr. Hooten had rendered in the settlement of the tow of central and as a faithful LDS Church worker. The ward choir, with Mrs. E.P. Anderson as soloist, furnished music. Songs were "Jesus, Lover of My Soul", "Resting Now From Care and Sorrow:, "I Know My Redeemer Lives" and "Shall We Meet Beyond the River". The invocation was by Scott Hawley, and the benediction by Hartley Greenwood. Delbert G. Ence dedicated the grave, interment being in the Richfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Frank and Clell Hooten, grandsons, and Raynor, Earl, Ephraim and Walter Hooten.

Joseph Raynor Hooten was born in Philadelphia, Penn., May 21, 1851. As a small child he crossed the plains with his parents and settled in Beaver. In 1875 he married Mary Jane Parkinson of Beaver, who died two years later. On May 17, 1882, he married Lucy Jensen. To this union four sons were born, all of whom survive him. The sons are Earl Hooten of Phoenix, Ariz., Walter Hooten of Los Angeles, Ephraim Hooten of Monroe and Raynor Hooten of Central. One brother, James Hooten of Lyman, Wyo., survives.

Mr. Hooten came to Central in the year 1875 as a pioneer settler. He did carpentry work and built the first school house and Relief Society Hall at Central. He built the first six wooden bridges across the Sevier river. For 25 years he was Sevier County Road Supervisor and served as Postmaster at Central for ten years.

Richfield Reaper
9 February 1939

Salt Lake Tribune, dated 23 Oct. 1895 - A post office has been established at Inverury, Sevier County, Utah, with Joseph R. Hooten as postmaster.

Parents: Peter Hooten and Catherine Beswick of England

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