Martha May Edmunds Hatch

  • Birth 23 Sep 1883 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Death 5 Jan 1922 Ouray, Uintah County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Ouray, Uintah County, Utah, USA
  • Plot S7
  • Memorial ID 92457885


Died at Willow Creek, Utah, January 5, 1922, Martha Hatch, beloved wife of Leroy Hatch.

The deceased was the daughter of John Moroni and Emma Edmunds and was born September 5, 1883.

She was united in marriage to Leroy Hatch in 1906. Nine children have been born to them, seven of whom are living: Martha, Alice, Leroy, Permilia, Jerry, Phoebe and Mildred. The last named was but four weeks old when the mother died.

Mrs. Hatch's death was caused by a severe cold and resaulting complications.

The funeral services were conducted by Jerry Hatch, at whose home Mrs. Hatch was cared for during her illness Saturday, January 7.

Many friends from both Willow and Hill Creek were present and rendered all the aid possible to the afflicted family.

Mrs. Hatch was a kind neighbor, and a devoted wife and mother. The sympathy of all are exteded to her loved ones, who sorrow so deeply at her loss.

The body was interred upon a small plateau overlooking the valley, and so far as known, was the first white person to be buried in the settlement, where they have resided for the past eight years.

When the wintry sun sank
In a clear, cloudless sky,
And the evening breezes
Passed noiselessly by,
We said last farewells
To our neighbor and friend,
And conveyed the still form
To it's last journey's end.

On the hillside above,
Where the view is most fair,
Mother Earth is now giving
Her warm sheltering care.
'Til God from His city
Shall send forth His call,
"Enough! Come up highter!
There is room here for all."

Vernal Express
January 20, 1922
transcribed by Rhonda Holton

Died in Willow Creek (now a ghost town)

Relatives: Edmunds, Emma Bailey Tempest (Mother)
Edmunds, John Moroni (Father)
Hatch, Alva LeRoy (Spouse)

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  • Added: 23 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92457885
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha May Edmunds Hatch (23 Sep 1883–5 Jan 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92457885, citing Willow Creek Cemetery, Ouray, Uintah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Rhonda (contributor 46869790) .