Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People

Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People
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January 5, 2010

Wallace*, Hamilton (Thornton)

His father Hamilton M. was married to Charity Artimisia Butler. Hamilton Jr. was born Feb. 7, 1859 at Spanish Fork, Utah. As a small boy he moved with his mother to Pinto, Washington County, Utah where he helped in the development of that community. He married Jane Elizabeth Stapley, a telegraph operator. They married in the St. George Temple on March 15, 1883. To them were born 10 children: H.M. Wallace Jr., C.C. Wallace, John L., Mrs. Robert Dean (Jennie), Mrs. Joseph Perkins (LaPrele), Mrs. George Linning (Caroline), Mrs. Ruel Glazier (Pearl).  [two not listed]
During his long and busy life he heped in the pioneer development of Enterprise, Laverkin, and Hurricane, as well as the San Juan Mission, from which he was released because of the illness of his mother. In 1886 the family moved to Toquerville.
His wife died April 13, 1919. He never remarried, but devoted himself to the rearing of his family. Stock raising and farming were his favorite pursuits. A dry farm venture on Smith's Mesa in 1909 proved to be very successful. He died June 24, 1945 (Saga of San Juan).

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