Monday, August 29, 2011

Halcyon Utley (1865-1961)

Halcyon Utley

Halcyon Utley was born July 3, 1865 in Seminary, Hopkins, Kentucky.    She was the eldest of five children born to William Obediah Utley and Cynthia Ann Wickliffe.  She was raised on the family farm in Seminary, Hopkins County, Kentucky.

Halsie married Charles Edmond Slaton on January 1, 1890 in Hopkins County, Kentucky.  She was 24 years old and he was 26 years.  Charles was born in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky on February 24, 1863.  He was the son of Arthur Walker Slaton and Mary O’Bryan.  Charles and Halsie were the parents of two children:

            Fulton Edmond        born on December 16, 1894
            Othur Utley                born on March 22, 1896

After their marriage, Charles and Halsie and their children lived and worked on a farm in Hopkins County, Kentucky until they relocated to New Mexico between 1900 and 1910.  They farmed in Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico, until their move to California sometime in the 1920’s.    

Charles Edmond Slaton died just before the 1930 US Census, as Halsie was listed as a widow then.  He was about 70 years old at his death.  Halsie went on to live another 31 years after her husband’s death.  She died in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California in July 1961, at the age of 95.  Halsie Utley Slaton is buried in Angels Abbey, Compton County, California.

Notes for Halcyon Utley
Birth and Death: California Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Place: Riverside; Date: 5 Apr 1961; Social Security: 564343606.
Marriage:  Dodd, Jordan, comp.. Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT,                 USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.
Notes for Charles Edmond Slaton
Birth:  Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.
Residence and Occupation in 1900:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Kitchen, Hopkins, Kentucky; Roll: T623 528; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 73.
Residence and Occupation in 1910:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Clovis, Curry, New Mexico; Series: T624; Roll: 914; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 52; Part: 1; Line: 2.
Residence and Occupation in 1920:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Clovis, Curry, New Mexico; Roll: T625_1075; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 46; Image: 633.
Death:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 130; Page: 7A;  Enumeration District: 1135; Image: 904.0.

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