Clayton Oscar and Patricia Ann Hamilton Hall: Clayton was born in Highland to Oscar Hurst and Nida Mary Adamson Hall on April 8, 1920, the oldest of eleven children. His family lived at #98 (on the 1958 Highland map) when he was born and began his education at the old Forbes School in American Fork. They later moved to #74 (on the 1958 Highland map) and he went to second grade in the Highland School.
When he was almost seventeen, in February, 1937, he burned their house to the ground. His mother was sick in bed, anticipating the birth of a child and he was trying to get a fire going in a hurry. He placed a piece of a tire in the stove and it burned too hot, setting the ceiling on fire where the chimney exited the room. By the time the fire department arrived the house was engulfed and there was no water in the ditch anyway so they had to let it burn completely. He got his mother out through a window and they saved their bottled fruit by throwing it out into the snowdrifts without breaking a bottle. They moved into Boise Wells home (#76 on the 1958 Highland map) while they built a new basement home.
After graduating from American Fork High, he joined the Navy and served on the Aircraft Carrier "Copahee" in the South Pacific for three years and was awarded the Bronze Star. He married Lucille Roundy and they had two children but later divorced. He then married Faye Fillmore who bore one child and they, too divorced. He met and dated Pat Hamilton in 1947 but her parents didn’t like him because he was a dirt farmer and a Latter-day Saint-they were Catholic. They went to Elko and got married on September 9, 1947. Clayton worked in American Fork Canyon in the mines with his cousin, Dave Strong. They lived in Sandy, building on a half acre lot where they had a garden, a pig, a cow and some chickens. The then bought a home in Highland (#29 on the 1958 Highland map) and moved there, later moved away then back.
Patricia was born March 27, 1926, in Ogden, Utah to Henry J. and Avis Geraldine Fish Hamilton and grew up in Salt Lake City. She attended school at St. Ann’s, St. Mary’s of the Wasatch, Judge Memorial and East High School. During WWII she was an overseas telephone operator. After the children were raised she worked at the Utah State Development Center for several years.
They were sealed in the Logan Temple and had seven children. Clayton passed away July 29, 2009, in Lehi and Patricia died August 29, 2013, in American Fork.
Herbert Harrison and Hannah Henrietta Carlisle Hall: The elder brother of Oscar Hall (q.v.), his records came to Highland in 1925 but there were no records for Hannah. Herbert was born March 5, 1889, in Leota, Kansas to Edmund Estep and Anna Eliza Hurst Hall. Hannah was born January 31, 1896, in Millcreek, Utah to William Taylor and Henrietta W. Carlisle. Herbert served in the Army in WWI and when he registered in 1917 he was living in Alpine and was a sheepherder.
Herbert and Hannah were married January 16, 1918, and they had eight children: Wallace, Irene, Blaine, Etta, Donna, LaVal, Doris and Max. It is unknown how long or where they lived in Highland. In 1920 they lived in Salt Lake City and in 1930 they were in Sandy. Herbert died January 13, 1953, and Hannah died June 9, 1987, in Alpine and they are buried in the Elysian Burial Gardens.
James David and Faye Carter Hall: James was the son of Oscar and Nida Hall (q.v.) who built the home at #101. Jimmy was born September 5, 1925, in American Fork. When he registered for the draft in 1943 he was working for Howell Mining Co. He served in the Army from November 29, 1943, until March 21, 1946. Jim and Faye were married September 20, 1946. They had one daughter named RaKell and other children, but I can’t remember any more, nor can I find anything more about them. The home they built was demolished in 2016.
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