Utah Since Statehood; Historical and Biographical Volume 3
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...30, 1874. He is now a prominent factor in its business circles as manager of the Gem Milling Company. His parents were Henry and Christine (Olsen) Hanson, the former a native of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, while the latter was born in Denmark. The father became a brick maker of Denmark and was married in that country prior to his emigration to the new world. It was in 1868 that he bade adieu to friends and relatives in Europe anld came to America with his wife and one child. The latter, dying on the voyage, was buried at sea. After reaching his destination Henry Hanson followed brick making for a time and afterward devoted his attention to farming. He passed away May 30, 1885, while his wife's death occurred in 1902. Their family numbered seven children, of whom Joseph is the third in order of birth, the others being: George, a farmer residing in Utah county; Sarah, who is the wife of Moroni P. Stark, a farmer of Utah county; Augusta, the wife of James French, who devotes his attention to agricultural pursuits in Utah county; Jacob, a cattleman of the same district; Hyrum, who follows farming at Roosevelt, Utah; and Annie, who became the wife of Ferris Holley, of Mapleton, and died in 1913, leaving two children. Joseph Hanson acquired a common school education, his time being divided between the schoolroom and the fields as he assisted his father in the work of the home farm. He continued to engage in farming there until twenty-one years of age in association with his brothers, after which he turned his attention to commercial pursuits, accepting a clerkship in the general store of Oran A. Lewis, with whom he remained for nine years, a most valuable and efficient employe. He afterward assisted in the organization of the Farmers Cooperative...
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