Alice Hanson (1837 - 1891)

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Birthplace: HORTON,Bradford,Yorkshire,England
Death: Died in Navajo, AZ, USA
Managed by: Larry Scott Lee
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About Alice Hanson

Alice Hanson Hatch was the daughter of Thomas Hanson and Caroline Barker. she married Lorenzo Hill Hatch. Here is some information about Alice by Daryl James from "James/Hatch One Minute Histories" 1994. Alice Hanson was born Dec. 10, 1836, at Little Horton Green, Bradford, Yorkshire, England. She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England at age 19 or 20 and was baptized by William Attwood. She crossed the ocean in a sailing vessel and pushed a handcart across the Great Plains to be with the Saints in Utah.

On Jan. 2, 1860, Brigham Young sealed her to Lorenzo Hill Hatch, and she became his fourth wife. "I started to the City with Brother Evans, Lorenzo writes on New Year's Day 1860. "I went to the office and saw Brother Calder, President Young's clerk, about having a sister sealed to me. He told me to come next day at 11 a.m. ... I learned where Sister Alice was and went to the house and saw her. I made arrangements with her to go with me to the President's the next day. Lorenzo's first wife, Hannah Fuller, had died in Nebraska while emigrating with him to Utah. Lorenzo then had met and married his second wife, Sylvia Eastman, as a widower in Salt Lake City in 1851. In 1854 he had entered plural marriage with Catherine Karren in Lehi, Utah.

Alice, Sylvia and Catherine lived together with Lorenzo in Lehi for several years. There Alice bore two sons, John and Willard. "We all lived together for quite a number of years, Lorenzo records, "and I never heard any of these three women say one word against one another."

In 1863 the Church called Lorenzo to preside as bishop in Franklin, Idaho, and he separated his family for the first time. Alice and her two sons went with him to Franklin, while Sylvia and Catherine remained in Lehi. Lorenzo served in Franklin for 13 years and eventually moved the rest of his family to Franklin to be with him. During those 13 years, Alice bore four more boys and two girls, giving Lorenzo a total of 23 children. (The number became 24 when Catherine bore her last son in 1879.) In 1876, the Church asked Lorenzo to visit the Saints in Arizona with Daniel H. Wells and others, and when he returned to Utah the Church asked him to go back as a missionary to the Indians and to settle part of his family in New Mexico or Arizona.

This he did by taking Catherine and her unmarried children as far as Obed, Arizona, where he left them and proceeded to the Indian villages in New Mexico. He preached in San Lorenzo, Mexico, with his fellow missionaries and baptized a number of people there; then, he returned to Obed and brought Catherine back to San Lorenzo with him. In 1878, he returned to Utah for Alice and her family and located them in Woodruff, Arizona. He eventually brought Catherine and her family to Woodruff also. Sylvia remained in Franklin, where she cared for her children. She eventually moved to a house in Logan, Utah, and was rejoined by Lorenzo and Catherine after Alice died in Woodruff Dec. 27, 1891, at age 55.

Pres. Jesse N. Smith and Lorenzo prayed for Alice the night she died, but she passed on a few hours afterward. She had lived in Woodruff 13 years. On Feb. 12, 1892, Lorenzo dreamed she returned to him. "Her youth and beauty were wonderfully grand, he said. "I asked her if that was the body we laid in the tomb. She replied that it was a portion of the same."

Parents:

 

Thomas J. Hanson (1803 - 1879)

 

Caroline Barker Hanson (1797 - 1865)


Spouse:

 

Lorenzo Hill Hatch (1826 - 1910)


Children:

 

John Hatch (1860 - 1946)

 

Willard Ansen Hatch (1862 - 1937)

 

Ezra Taft Hatch (1864 - 1928)


Heber Albert Hatch (1868 - 1959)


Mariah Annettie Hatch Shumway (1870 - 1945)

 

Joseph Lorin Hatch (1873 - 1954)

 

Lulu Jane Hatch Smith (1876 - 1958)


Created by: Burnt Almond Fudge

Record added: Jun 28, 2007

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Alice Hanson's Timeline

1837
December 10, 1837
HORTON,Bradford,Yorkshire,England
1854
January 1, 1854
Age 16
1860
January 2, 1860
Age 22
Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,UT
January 2, 1860
Age 22
October 26, 1860
Age 22
.,Lehi,Utah,Utah
1861
January 19, 1861
Age 23
January 19, 1861
Age 23
1862
June 10, 1862
Age 24
.,Lehi,Utah,Utah
1864
February 16, 1864
Age 26
Franklin, Oneida, Idaho
1866
November 11, 1866
Age 28
Franklin, Idaho