Oscar Edwin & Laura Lucinda Hatch Eskelson

Oscar replaced William Roundy as Sunday School Superintendent in 1923 and remained in that position through 1927. His daughter, Lucinda was assistant secretary of the Sunday School from 1925 to 1928.

Oscar was born October 24, 1882, in Woodland, Utah to Oscar and Melissa Orureila Fraughton Eskelson. In 1918, when he registered for the WWI draft he was living in Bannock, Idaho. He married Laura on September 4, 1907, in Davis County, Utah. She was born April 2, 1888, in Bountiful, Utah to Stearns Bee and Elizabeth Jane Ellis Hatch, a younger sister to John Lawrence Hatch (q.v.). They had five children: Lucinda, Lenard Stearns, DeVan O, Beth and Deone.

In 1920 they were living in Manard, Idaho and by 1930 had moved to Kamas, Utah. Oscar died October 16, 1954, in Emmett, Idaho and Laura died October 18, 1981, in Heber City, Utah. They are buried in the Bountiful Memorial Park.

Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society

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