Lerona H. Vanderhoof
OGDEN---Mrs. Lerona Hickman Vanderhoof, 83, widow of Jesse L. Vanderhoof, died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Grace Shaw of 1165 Kiesel avenue, of causes incident to age. She had been in failing health for the past year.
Mrs. Vanderhoof was born January 12, 1856, the first white child born in the Little Cottonwood area of Rush valley in Tooele county, a daughter of William and Minerva Wade Hickman. She moved to North Ogden with her parents when she was but a child, where she was married to Mr. Vanderhoof in 1869. They moved to Missoula, Mont. where they fought Indians until they decided to return to North Ogden to escape further trouble.
About 20 years ago they moved to Snowville, where she had resided until she came to stay with her daughter two weeks ago. Her husband died about 12 years ago. She was a member of the L.D.S. church.
The body was sent to the Shaw & Iverson mortuary in Tremonton Saturday night, where it will be prepared for burial in Snowville at a time to be announced.
Of her 15 children 11 survive. They are: Jesse Vanderhoof of Roosevelt, Cal.; Giles Vanderhoof of Sparks, Nev.; Warren Vanderhoof of Salem, Ore.; Mrs. Kate Wells of Wilmington, Cal.; Mrs. Esther Perault and Mrs. Artie Bean of Prosser, Wash.; Mrs. May Showell, Mrs. Maud Hurd and Mrs. Edith Hurd of Snowville; Mrs. Hulda Holmes and Mrs. Shaw of Ogden.
--Salt Lake Tribune 3 Dec 1939 p.8-B
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