Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Calvin Dalton (1893-1972) and Mary Winsor Dalton (1897-1972) Obituary

This one was a little weird. It was an obituary I had in my records that came from the book of remembrance of Myrtle Langston and I had no idea how these people were related to me. After a little digging, I found out he was Myrtle's first cousin, which makes him my, um, well, check out the graphic above. It's a bit tragic that they both died on the same day, though I suppose there are few better ways to go to the afterlife than with the one you love. There must be a story there.

The obituary reads:

Calvin Dalton, 78, and Mary Winsor Dalton, 74, his wife, 1605 E. 5600 South, died Feb. 14, 1972 at home of a heart attack.

He was born Dec. 6, 1893, Rockville, Washington County to Alonzo and Adella Hall Dalton. Married Mary Winsor Sept. 5, 1922, St. George Temple. Building contractor, 45 years; high priest, Cottonwood Seventh Ward; former counselor in bishopric, St. George; former high priest group leader; veteran WW I.

She was born Feb. 21, 1897, St. George to Andrew Nielson and Agnes Macfarlane Winsor. Married Calvin Dalton. Relief Society president; former member St. Gorge Stake Board Relief Society school teacher; member Emigration Stake Relief Society Board.

Survivors: sons, Calvin W., North Salt Lake; Kay Blaine, Salt Lake City; Robert A., Ogden; nine grandchildren. Mr. Dalton's sisters, Mrs. Marguerita Wood, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Lavern Smith, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Arva Mathie, North Ogden. Mrs. Dalton's brother and sister, Karl Chambersburg, Pa.; Mrs. Ruth Carson, Sunnyvale, Calif.

Joint funeral services will be Thursday 2 p.m., Cottonwood Seventh Ward chapel, 5565 Neighbor Lane. Friends call Wednesday 6-8 p.m., 4670 Highland Dr. and Thursday at the chapel one hour before services. Burial, Holladay Memorial Park.

A second newspaper clipping was included which reads:

DALTON - Joint funeral services for Calvin and Mary Dalton will be held at 2 p.m. in the Cottonwood 7th Ward Chapel, 5565 Neighborlane (1610 East). Friends may call Wednesday 6-8 p.m., at Curtis-MacKay Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 Highland Drive, and Thursday one hour prior to services at the church. Funeral directors, Curtis-Mackay Cottonwood Mortuary.

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