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Stephen Hales, Jr.

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Rainham, Kent, England
Death: October 28, 1881 (61)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Bountiful, Davis, Ut
Immediate Family:

Son of Stephen Hales and Mary Ann Hales
Husband of Henrietta Whitney and Eveline Lydia Hales
Father of Mary Isabella Hales; Joseph Hales; Lorain Hales; Stephen Hales; Henry Hales and 5 others
Brother of Charles Henry Hales; Mary Isabella Horne; William Hales; George Hales; Harriet Ellis and 5 others

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About Stephen Hales, Jr.

Biographical Summary:

"...Per article which appeared in the "Church News", he was a skilled stonemason. Helped fend off persecution in Far West, Mo., accompanied the bodies of Joseph and Hyrum Smith to Nauvoo following their martyrdom, and carved the oxen in the baptismal font of the Nauvoo Temple. Made the trek from Iowa to SLC as part of the Garden Grove Company in 1851. It was reported that he danced at Brigham Youngs's home, and was involved in the building of the Salt Lake Temple. He was the sculptor of the "Hands of Fellowship" which depicts two masculine hands clasped in a handshake of brotherhood. The long shirtsleeve on the one hand, coupled with the robe on the other hand, denotes a friendship that extends across the veil. Identical carvings are positioned above the center windows on the east and west sides of the Salt Lake Temple. This is captured in a painting in the LDS Museum by his great great grandson, Ronald D. Hales entitled "Stephen Hales: Father, Stone Carver, Pioneer"...." SOURCE:

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Stephen Hales, Jr.'s Timeline

October 17, 1820
Rainham, Kent, England
October 29, 1843
Age 23
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
March 29, 1845
Age 24
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
May 20, 1848
Age 27
Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa, United States
November 3, 1849
Age 29
Garden Grove, Decatur, IA, USA
January 24, 1852
Age 31
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
January 3, 1854
Age 33
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
August 25, 1857
Age 36
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States