The Hales Newsletter

Motto: United Force is Stronger

Old Series July 1970 Vol. 1. No. 2.



News and Views


Progress Report

Help in England

Received in the mail


Hale or Hales

Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Hales


Membership Records

Returned mail list

Current Projects and Financial Statement


Family Sheet Unnumbered

The Hales Newsletter contains current events, historical sketches and genealogical information pertaining to the Hales family. It is published by Kenneth Glyn Hales, secretary of The Hales Genealogical Society from 1970 through 1981 and The Hales Family History Society since 1995.

The Hales Family History Society

Kenneth Glyn Hales, Founder (

5990 North Calle Kino

Tucson, Arizona 85704-1704

This is a reprint. The original was scanned and the text corrected for spellings, something that was very difficult in the original mimeograph process. There is also some minor editing. The Hales Manuscript pages being developed during the publication of the Old Series of The Hales Newsletter have been deleted because the content is now found in The Hales Chronicles, now in its second edition with the third edition planned for 2005.

The Hales Chronicles can be found on the Hales web-page at and at The Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Salt Lake City, Utah; The Library of Congress at Washington, D.C.; The Library of The Society of Genealogists at London, England; and the Centre for Kentish Studies at Maidstone, Kent, England.

The Hales Newsletter is provided to the above cited repositories and the Allen County Public Library at Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Allen County Public Library indexes our publication and provides articles through their Periodical Source Index (PERSI).

Reprints of the Old Series of The Hales Newsletters are available at a cost of $3.00 each.


The HALES Genealogical Society was founded in March 1970 as a non-profit family organization devoted to the assembling and preserving of genealogical and historical materials pertaining to the HALES family of America. Membership in the Society is open to all persons connected in any way with the HALES family, whether by blood, marriage, or adoption, and to persons interested in genealogical and historical research.

Membership falls into three classes: Active, Contributing, and Sustaining. Active membership dues are two dollars per year, Contributing membership dues are four dollars per year, and Sustaining membership dues are any amount over four dollars which the member wishes to contribute for the support of the Society.

All members whether Active, Contributing, or Sustaining, receive the HALES Newsletter as it is published in January, March, May, July, September, and November of each year. Libraries, genealogical an historical associations, and individuals may subscribe to the HALES Newsletter without joining the Society at the rate of two dollars per year. The introductory letter was issued in March of 1970. The first Newsletter was issued in May of 1970.

Back issues of all Newsletters will be kept in print and are available for thirty-five cents per issue.

The Secretary and historian of the HALES Genealogical Society is:

Kenneth Glyn Hales

5990 North Calle Kino

Tucson, Arizona 85704

Please use this address for all correspondence.

The Hales Genealogical Society was organized to generate an accurate and adequate history of the HALES family of America, as well as variant spellings of this name, coordinate research, and avoid duplication of efforts.

This society will publish a book in the future, as it evolves through the participation of the members of the society, containing the history and genealogical information pertaining to the HALES family of America. This book will be made available and supplied to the members of this society at the cost of publication per book.

Any information submitted to this society becomes the property of the society. However, the society will copy material submitted and return the original information to the sender if return postage is sent with the materials. The society has the facilities to copy any type of material submitted: pictures, printed matter, microfilm, recordings, etc.

All money received by this society will be used to support its functions: support its functions: i.e. mailing costs, researchers fees, purchase of manuscripts, and purchase of other materials to enlarge the society. There will be no salaries to any officer of this society.

All records of this society are open for inspection to any member of this society. Please telephone before arriving (689-9237) to determine if I am at home.

News and Views

This section of our HALES Newsletter contains the "happenings" that I am made aware of between issues. Send me your announcements of area reunions, marriages, births, deaths, etc., and they will be included in the Newsletter to all the Hales Family. Contributions of articles for the Newsletter are requested.

Our Society is growing. Our HALES book now contains the family sheets for over 120 HALES families. I continue to receive enthusiastic letters, and words of encouragement from all across the United States. Following are excerpts from some of the letters:

Enjoyed very much receiving the first Hales Newsletter and will be looking forward to receiving others.

How marvelous you are doing this. The Newsletter is such a revelation.

This Newsletter and Genealogy News is the best news I have received for many a day

Congratulations on Vol. 1, No. 1, of the HALES Newsletter. It is certainly an auspicious beginning both for the Newsletter and the HALES Genealogical Society.

Well done. We received Volume 1, No. 1, of the HALES Newsletter and find myself looking forward to receipt of the next one.

Congratulations on the tremendous success of your project. The Hales' of Gary are really enthused and will do our part to keep your records and Newsletter up to date.

We are all quite interested in your project and. will support it wholeheartedly.

Thanks to all of you for your help and support. I'm sure that our family organization will grow into something of benefit for all of us.

Some have written asking for a better description of the coloring on the Arms used by the Hales family of Kent, England. On the cover of this Newsletter is a red and yellow rendition of the Arms. The only difference between this and the complete coloring is that the arrowheads and the feathers should be white.


Congratulations to David Hales, the son of Warren F. and Mary Hales of Gary, Indiana. David received a degree in mathematics in June from Purdue University and plans to be married on August 15, 1970 to Brenda Anderson of Gary.

Congratulations also to Linda Rae Townsend, the daughter of Robert and Shilo Hales Townsend, who plans to be married on August 15, 1970 to Donald E. Bennett. The Townsend's live in Altoona, Iowa.

The "HALES HOMECOMING" will be held the second Sunday in August. (August 9, 1970) at Kirkland Springs at the roadside park 5 miles north of Woodville Texas on the Chester Highway. All HALES families are invited. Plan to spend the day and bring a basket lunch. Prizes will be given for the oldest Hales, the youngest Hales, the Hales family living the furthest distance away, and the Hales family having the best attendance record.


Our Researcher in England has covered the following parishes in the search for John Hales b. ca. 1699 of Boxley, Kent) England: Rochester, Gillingham, Chatham, Boxley, Detling, Hartlip, Thurnham, Stockbury, Newington, Hucking, Bicknor, Borden, Bredgar, Wormshill, Hollingbourne, Frinsted, Lenham, Boughton Malherbe, Egerton, and Hackington. He has found one Hales Family with a son John born at the time we suspect. At the present time the search continues for further verification.


Samuel Dale Hales, our United Press International Newsman, will be in London and elsewhere in England for approximately' 2 weeks the last half of August. If anyone wishes his help please let him know. His address is: 5622 Tahoe Lane, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66205.


Known Descendants of Henry Hales b. ca. 1755 in England. mar. Susannah Oldfield ca. 1780. His grandson Frederick William Hales b. 25 Feb. 1829 near London, settled on Prince Edward Island.

Some known descendants of Dr. Garland Hales and Susan Cole of New Sore, Prince Edward County, Virginia ca. 1775.

Some know descendants of John Hales of New York and Philadelphia ca. 1769.


When you have a moment, would you check your records for any information on the Queries listed below. If you have any information please return it to me and I will publish replies in the next newsletter. By using this method duplicate questions and answers should be eliminated. To submit Queries simply write me a letter stating the information desired. This service is free of charge to all member's of the HALES Genealogical Society. All others will be required to pay a fee of 2 cents per word.

#3. HALES. Desire any information on Silas Hales, b. ca. 1753 in either Virginia or North Carolina. Would like to know his parents, brothers and sisters, and who he married.

#4. HALES. Request information on Hugh Hale or Hales, b. ca. 1740, Wife's-name Mary. Who were his parents? What was Mary's maiden name? Where did his parents come from?

I have not received any answers to the Queries published in the last Newsletter. These Queries remain current and will be republished as unanswered Queries every six months.


I have received several letters asking about the relationship of these two names. Many variations in spelling may be found as the name is researched on both sides of the Atlantic. It shows as Hale, Hales, Halls, Hails, Hailes, Hayls, Hayles, Halys, and Halles. At times two different spellings are recorded in the same record for the same person. The name Hales is not the only name or word appearing misspelled in these old records nor the only word spelled differently at one writing.

In many instances the final "s" has been dropped by a person known previously as a Hales. The GG grandfather of Nathan Hale, the American Patriot who said, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country," was one of these. Ensign Robert Hales, from Kent County England, reached Massachusetts in 1632 and was the first Deacon of the First Church in Charlestown. His descendants dropped the final "s" which he himself did not use consistently. His line of descent to Nathan Hale is thru his son Rev. John Hale, his grandson Samuel Hale, and his great-grandson Deacon Richard Hale, who was the father of Nathan Hale.

Hales is a place name. That is, the name was originally a location in England. Later when people began using two names, it was attached as a surname by people from that location. These surnames started to appear near the year 1100, In the Domesday Book there are 3 places named Hale which retained the same spelling which they obtained at the time of the conquest. They are located in Lancashire, Cheshire, and Lincoln.

Hales in Clavering Hundred, Norfolk, was spelled Hals in Domesday, Hailes or Hayles in Gloucestershire was spelled Heile, Norton-in-Hales in Staffordshire was Halas, and Hales Owen in Worcestershire was Hala. In the index to Philip's Atlas of the Counties of England (1875) Hale appears 26 times, Hales appears 3 times, and compounds of these names appear 3 times. Of special interest is a letter I received from Lillian Hales of Lemon Grove, California was originally named Halvstinson, and legally changed it to Hal + es in 1930.

I conclude that many of the people named Hale are related to the people using the place name of Hales. These are the people that have dropped the final "s." There are probably others named Hale having absolutely no relationship at all since I find no common ancestor or single place of origin for these names.


  1. America Heraldica, pg. 82.
  2. Reverend Edward Everett Hale, Genealogical History of the Hale Family.
  3. D. L. Jacobus and E. F. Waterman, Hale, House and Related Families.
  4. William I. Budington, History of the First Church, Charlestown.
  5. H. Ling Roth, Bibliography and Chronology of Hales Owen.

A special thanks to Samuel Dale Hales of Shawnee Mission, Kansas for some of the ideas expressed in this article.


This article appeared in the Carpinteria, California Herald, Thursday, October 13, 1960, on Hales family history. It was written by Sadie Johnson, a first cousin of the Hales family in Carpinteria. (Perhaps this article will help you as you begin to write the history of your branch of the family).

As a boy of 13, Orrin Hales first saw Carpinteria when he arrived here by train with his parents, brothers, and sisters, on May 13, 1897. "It was a very foggy day, but I remember that the country looked pretty and so green to me. We weren' t used to the fog, and this was strange new kind of weather to us. We had lived in Nebraska and Mexico and were used to heat, wind, and snow and thunderstorms.

The Hales family came to this country from England in the 1700d and each generation moved farther west, somehow challenged and fascinated by the unknown that lay just on the other side of the hills in the new states and territories growing up out beyond. Orrin's father, John Hales, was the son of William Hales, and was named for his grandfather, also John Hales, who is remembered as one of the engineers who built the Erie Canal. This early John Hales previously had a part in the building of the turnpike road between New York and Philadelphia.

In the years following the Revolutionary War the country was in great need of good roads to replace the primitive trails, and extremely rough pathways that had been worn by use of travelers and soldiers. Settlers needed better than horse trails to get beyond the Appalachian Mountains and the Alleghenies; trade and the development of business pressed for waterway improvement .

As soon as Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York State assumed office he negotiated the plans for construction of the 360-mile Erie Canal, the first great project of engineering undertaken in the Americas. Its completion, linking the Atlantic Ocean with Lake Erie by way of the Mohawk Valley, opened a great new gateway to the West for settlers and trade.

Engineer John Hales' son William was born in Beaver County, in the western Pennsylvania country south of the canal on June 28, 1818, the year after the Erie Canal was begun.

As a young man he married Miss Lydia Mariah Shepard, born in Hartford, Connecticut, August 10, 1831. Lydia Shepard's parents were Orrin and Electa Fish Shepard from New York State. William was a farmer, one of the many who cleared the land and hewed the timber in the vast forests of this yet primitive country, land won in the French and Indian War, (1764) and only recently (1784) purchased from the Indians. These early families had to be self-reliant, and almost self-sustaining; they not only farmed, but trapped, and hunted, with the use of the Pennsylvania long rifle.

William and Lydia Hales were the parents of ten children: Electa Jane, Mary Ann, Laura (Mrs. Simeon Shepard), Lydia Leila (Mrs. Orrin Neal), Elizabeth, Orrin , Henry , William Seagle, Hattie Newel and John Hales. Three of the d1ildren died during the epidemics of diphtheria and scarlet fever.

John Hales was born in the town of Beaver, Racoon Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania on December 19, 1857, some 30 miles from Pittsburgh, on the Ohio River.

I can remember my grandfather, John Hales, telling me that during the Civil War three of his father's nephews who were living with them at the time, went to fight with the Union forces. One of these young men lost his life in the service. As a child John watched the soldiers of the Pittsburgh forces march through his County on their way south to Virginia. These men took large quantities of fruit, produce of all sorts, chickens , and anything they could use to sustain the army .

On a Sunday during the Battle of Antietam, William Hales and a large group of farmers went out, armed with scythes to prevent General John H. Morgan and his men from crossing the river nearby. He turned back and crossed lower in the region.

In the 1860's William Hales and his brother-in-law John Shepard decided to go west from Pennsylvania. Leaving their families, they rode horseback northwest across Ohio and Indiana to Fort Dearborn, (the great log fort on the shore of Lake Michigan, later to become Chicago) but as they found no good farming land there, they turned west. Riding on through the state of Illinois, they came to the Mississippi River which they crossed into Iowa. North of Waterloo, John Shepard found his land near Janesville, Iowa. William Hales wasn't satisfied yet, and rode on west across the Missouri River into Nebraska Territory and found his land near Lincoln, in Butler County.

Returning to Pennsylvania, the men sold their farms and loading wagons with their necessary belongings, brought their families and livestock west to settle new home sites and go on with their farming.

At Rising City, Nebraska, John Hales met Miss Margaret Ford, the daughter of Dr. Charles Ford and Harriet Fish Ford. Margaret was born August 15, 1864, on the Island of Grenada In the West Indies, where her father had been- sent during the reign of Queen Victoria to try to discover a cure for yellow fever. He had contracted the fever himself and died there. Mrs .Ford returned wi th her children: George, Margaret and Harriett, to Wrington, England. There, upon persuasion by her dying sister, she married her sister's husband, a Mr. Parsley, in order to help him raise her nephew, Thomas Parsley. They also had a son Edward and daughter Polly. Leaving England they came to the United States, entering by way of Florida, and moving north later to Crete, Nebraska.

After their marriage on October 5, 1881, John and Margaret Hales moved farther northwest to Dawes County, Nebraska, where they homesteaded 320 acres of land. This section was new territory and the settlers all built sod houses, so familiar on the prairies of Kansas and Nebraska. (Kansas now has a historical organization named the Sod House Society).

The sod house was first a matter of necessity on the Great Plains, as there was almost no timber. The early settlers plowed a half-acre of ground, cut thick strips of turf into 3-foot bricks and laid these up into a wall. The joints were broken as in bricklaying, and the cracks filled with dirt. The door and window frames were of wood, and usually rough board floors covered with hides or homemade braided rugs. The second year John built a log house.

The Hales children: Grace Eddlin (Mrs. Nelson F. Smith) , Orrin Emery, John William (who died in 1912), Lydia Orril (Mrs. Oliver Pine Drake of Santa Barbara), and Everett Edward, were all born in Nebraska. Lester Earle (now vice president of the First Federal Savings and Loan of Long Beach), Lloyd Randall and Dorothy Virginia (Mrs. LeRoy S. Pinkham of Montecito), were born after the family moved to the Pacific Coast.

Grace remembers that "the sod house had two rooms, a cellar, and a lean-to on the side for the summer kitchen. There was also a roofed dug-out storing ice. In the spring father would cut large chunks of ice from the river and haul them to the dug-out where they would last even as late as July, so mother would have ice to keep food cool and fresh. Mother usually planted Portulaca on the turf roof in the spring and when the pink flowers bloomed it was a very pretty sight." In the cellar were stored the vegetables for the winter: rutabagas, squash, corn, apples, potatoes, cabbage, and on the north side of the house were hung the quarters of beef, pork and wild game.

Orrin recalled that "Dad had oxen and later mules for farming. He fed his stock so well that they often felt terribly frisky. To quiet them down he would purposely let them run away, across the wide open prairie, and I can just barely remember being in the bed of an old lumber wagon when he let them go. Boy, Grace and I certainly rattled in the back end of that wagon! He would let them run until they were winded.

"We lived in Nebraska until I was eight years old, so I went to first and second grade there. The log schoolhouse was only about 2 blocks distance from our house. I remember the slates, the scarc1ty of lead pencils, McGuffey’s Second Reader, and that I accidentally broke a glass window playing ball, a very serious matter in those times. The first day of school I decided I could lick heck out of the teacher, but I soon found out that I wasn’t any match for her. I learned to ride a horse sitting between two other boys on their horse, and we rode that way to Sunday School, which was held at another schoolhouse." These were subscription schools, built and supported by the settlers.

"In 1889-90 we were in the area of the Pine Ridge Indian massacre at the time that Red Cloud and Sitting Bull Chief of the Sioux Indians were making their last stand. (There were. also Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes in northwestern Nebraska and across the state line in South Dakota and Wyoming). During one of these crises a fort was erected between the Pine Ridge Indian Agency, near our home, and Fort Robinson, in case the families near us needed protection. I was just a small boy, and I remember that much signaling went on between the forts. For years, whenever I saw signs of smoke on the horizon, I was afraid that the Indians were on the warpath. Smoke really threw fear into us kids!"

In the Fall of 1892, John Hales decided to go farther west, and was strongly considering coming to California, where his relatives, the Shepards, had settled. However, since his childhood he had been interested in the type of cooperative colonies begun by the English Socialist Robert Owen, and others, such as George Rapp, whose successful Harmony Society was established in Western Pennsylvania. (The 19th century was an age of social reform, and the state of Pennsylvania was a leader in many kinds of improvements in the lot of man).

John Hales knew of an Owenite colony being established in the State of Sinaloa, Mexico, and was persuaded to take his family there. This colony of several hundred families was based on a strange mixture of Owenite socialism and capitalist speculation, some 96,000 acres of land being settled at the cost of 25 cents per acre, and the future plans included construction of a thousand miles of railway, canals and the building of a model community called Pacific City.

The Hales took the train south to Mexico by way of Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico, a railway line that had been opened about 10 years earlier across the Southwest to El Paso, and on into Mexico to Guaymas, Sonora, and by boat to Topolobampo Bay, then inland by wagon. to Los Mochis. On arrival John Hales soon learned that there were arguments between rival groups and things were not going very well. After five disappointing years of farming there, John and Margaret Hales returned by train to the United States, arriving in Carpinteria in 1897.

John's first work in Carpinteria was at the Alcatraz Asphalt Refinery at the beach, in the area of the present Carpinteria Beach State Park. The asphalt was mined from surface beds and used locally as well as being shipped to many parts of California.

On May 9, 1902, a newspaper account reads: "The steamer Dispatch sailed from Carpinteria Wednesday with 250 tons of refined asphalt from the Alcatraz mines. This shipment goes to Seattle." The Indians had used this area to get tar for their boats, and for other domestic uses. Most of the streets of Carpinteria were originally paved with the asphalt from the mine, and rock to use with it was crushed near the entrance to the Fithian Ranch .

About one month after they arrived in Carpinteria, Orrin, who was just 13 years old, got a job picking olives at the Fithian Ranch. "I had to carry bucket with water in it and drop the olives into the water so that they would not get bruised. I was only able to earn 32 cents that day, so gave it up to get another job. I remember that the olive oil Mr. Fithian made was the best you could get, very light and clear, made only from the first press of the olives."

The Hales lived for a time in Montecito, and also in the Casitas Pass where John Hales bought 193 acres of land.

In 1898 the family bought acreage in Lillingston Canyon, adding more land in 1908 and 1911. This property is now owned by Lloyd R. (Jake) Hales and Nelson F. Smith.

As a young man Orrin and his close friend Nat E. Heacock went into business for themselves: "Hales and Heacock, Growers of Fancy Strawberries," leasing land from the Guiterrez and Bates Ranch in Rincon Canyon. They sold their berries to groceries and markets in Santa Barbara, especially Diehl's Grocery. In 1905, they contracted to sell their whole crop for 5 ˝ cents per box.

There were many interesting social activities in the early 1900's here, but different from our present clubs. Like other families, the Hales had large family picnics under the oak trees at the grandparents' ranch home, when all the cousins, uncles and aunts from miles around would gather for the day.

Orrin kept a diary from 1904 until August of 1913, and there are some delightful accounts of social events in Carpinteria. The Fraternal Brotherhood Lodge was very active. On Jan. 31, 1912, Orrin wrote, "After supper I attended a special meeting of the T.F.B. and we initiated three new members. The contest for securing new members for the lodge, in which the members were divided into two sides known as ‘Hustlers" and the ‘Rustlers,’ came to a close tonight. The losing side has to give a chicken supper to all the members. I happened to be on the winning side."

Another evening at Fraternal Brotherhood he described: "After the meeting we played games and danced. Mads "Christensen" and his gramaphone there and Frank Houk played a number of pieces on his accordion." Again on February 12, 1912 he wrote: "I went to the T.F.B. ‘Hard Time’ social at night. After lodge we played games and danced. Most everyone was fined for wearing something they shouldn’t in hard times. I hid my watch but they fined me 10 cents for having a jack-knife. Jim Lewis took the gentleman’s first prize which was a rooster, and Blanch Nidever the ladies’ first prize which was a setting of eggs. Our lodge bought a piano since last meeting so we had some good music."

On July 22, 1912: "At night Albert (Christensen) and I went in the cart and Nel, Grace and Wilma (Nelson and Grace Smith and sister-in-law) in buggy to T.F.B. social. Everybody was supposed to dress as children and those that didn’t were fined 25 cents. Grace made me a suit of rompers, pink, and I wore her white stockings. Had the time of our lives playing kid’s games and dancing. They served cake and ice-cream cones."

There was also a card club whim met occasionally. Orrin wrote about one meeting: "I attended a card club meeting at night at Miss Freda Rystrom’s and won 4 games out of 7. She served Boston baked beans and brown bread with coffee for refreshments, and I sure ate hearty. I took Mrs. Bert Sprague (Laura Beckstead’s sister) home from the card party as Bert had taken a crowd to Santa Barbara to the Knights of Pythias Ball at the Arlington and couldn’t get back in time.

Some of the young men formed a club of their own, naming it the Carpinteria Social Card Club. Their membership pin had the letters CSCC on it with also a skull and crossbones! The members of this gay society were Warren Tobey, Benny Pyster, Bob Burnett, Norman Peterson, Nelson Smith , Donald Andrews, Nat Heacock, Clarence Cadwell, and Orrin Hales.

Occasionally there were some more spontaneous gatherings. On Feb. 2, 1912, "After supper I went to a Leap Year Dance at Hickey Brothers new store given by Mrs. Doerr, Mrs. Warren Tobey, and Miss Laura Peterson. There were over 30 couples out to dance.

July the Fourth was always such a great holiday for 18th and 19th century Americans, and as we look back upon it, perhaps we wish that the enthusiasm of those times might grow again for Independence Day in our times. The following is Orrin's account of July 4,1912, in Carpinteria.

"Fog in the morning and a clear fine day. Everyone got ready to go to Franklin’s Canyon. Nel and I and Uncle Orrin (Neal) drove down to the well about 8 a.m. Started the engine and pumped a few minutes to show Uncle how she ran. Got started for the barbecue and picnic in Franklin’s Canyon about 10 a.m. Mother, Dad, Uncle Orrin, Aunt Lydia (Neal), Lloyd, Dorothy, Gracie, and Nel went in the spring wagon and I drove Bob in the cart. The barbecue was under the management of the Knights of Pythias Lodge of Carpinteria, and was for the benefit of the new hall being built by the K. P. Lodge.

"They had a dancing floor about 20' by 40', ice cream, candy, cigars, lemonade, and all the refreshments a person could wish. Dick Morris had a bunch of dolls for the boys, or anybody, to throw at with baseballs, 3 balls for 5 cents. Barbecued meat was ready about 12 o’clock. They charged 25 cents for meat, coffee, and French bread for each person. Aunt Laura (Mrs. Simeon Shepard), Rae and Harold, Wilma, and Tate, Jr., and Mr. Gordon and family ate lunch with our crowd, so there were quite a few of us. Mr. Gordon is the manager of the Santa Barbara Lumber Company and is camping at Stanley Park. In the afternoon I danced about 5 dances, smoked cigars, and watched a few foot races. Dancing cost 5 cents per dance. I estimate there were about 400 people at the barbecue.

"I came home about 5 p.m. and the folks got home shortly after I did. Aunt Lydia and Uncle Orrin went with Aunt Laura in the machine. After supper Albert Christensen and I went in the cart, and Grace and Nel went in the buggy and we went back to Franklin’s Canyon to a dance which lasted until about 11:15. Local music played at night: Ogan, Sprague, and Ferrier, Richardson, and Buddy Wood. I danced 15 dances which just made $1 worth for the day. Got home about midnight and was sure some tired.

Enjoying many of the Fraternal Brotherhood social activities, too, was Miss Alice Gould, whose family lived at Foothill and Toro Canyon Roads in Serena. Orrin and Alice met at the lodge meetings in early 1913 and on Mar. 17, 1914, St. Patrick's Day, were married at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Gould, by Rev. Jerome F. Tubbs, with only immediate family present. Mother recalls, "We thought that none of our fiends know anything about our plans, because we didn't tell anyone but Rev. Tubbs. But before he came out to marry us he telephoned Mrs. Lizzie McCampbell, telling her he would have some news when he got back. She found out where he was going and they guessed. Well, Dr. H. C. Henderson later drove us to Santa Barbara in his automobile and we took the afternoon train to Los Angeles. When the train stopped in Carpinteria, Mrs. McCambell and her daughter Minnie (Mrs. Frank Bauhaus) and some of our other friends were gathered at the station. They came in our car and showered us with rice, creating a little confusion for the other passengers, too! Orrin and I slipped into the next car, and the conductor wouldn’t let them follow us. But it was a few days until we shook all the rice out of our things."

Alice was born in Santa Barbara on December 22, 1892, and so has many memories of early times in our neighbor city, including the last horse-drawn streetcars and State Street as an unpaved way, dusty in summer and muddy in winter. Alice's mother, Mrs .Sarah Lynch Gould was born in County Sligo, Ireland, and came to Cambridge, Massachusetts, as a very small child, after her parents had died. Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Clark, an uncle and aunt, reared her at their home, now a part of the campus of Harvard University. In the autumn 1887 , when she was 17, Sarah came alone by train to visit her elder sister Mary, Mrs. Herman Rother, in Santa Barbara, at the Rother's ranch which at that time occupied much of the area of the present Montecito Country Club.

Orrin and Alice Hales have lived a pleasant country life during the years, good and difficult, of raising beans, walnuts and lemons on their ranch on Casitas Pass Road.

Their son Nathan Edward Hales and his family live in Menlo Park, California, and Nat is assistant to the Comptroller of the California Packing Corporation of San Francisco, having taken a master's degree in business administration at Stanford University. Their daughter Sadie Grace (Mrs. George E. Johnson) a graduate of Scripps College, and her family live in Carpinteria. There are 4 grandchildren.

Orrin recently celebrated his 76th birthday, and was pleasantly surprised to receive one of the Lions' Club senior citizen awards. He hopes to watch the development of Carpinteria for at least another 20 years .


Hial Brown Hales, 66, 314 W. 400 South, Provo, Utah, died Monday morning, May l8, 1970, at the Utah Valley Hospital.

Born May l8, 1904 in Mammoth, Utah he was the son of Hial B. and Mary E. Brown Hales. On April 22, 1947 he married Celesta Campbell Alexander in Price, Utah.

Mr. Hales received his education in the Spanish Fork and Pleasant Grove schools. He lived in Orem until after his marriage when he moved to Provo. In 1954, he and his wife moved to Santaquin until 1964 when they returned to Provo where they have since resided. He farmed in Orem and for the past 25 years was employed at Geneva Steel Company as a boiler operator, having recently retired. He was a member of the CIO-AF of L.

An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served a mission in San Jose, California, and was a High Priest at the time of his death. He had served as a ward clerk and as secretary to the High Priests quorum in addition to his activity in other Church organizations.

Survivors include his wife of Provo; two sons: Roger Hales, Salt Lake City, Chad B. Hales, Provo; a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen H. Smith, Salt Lake; step-daughter, Mrs. Merriner (Winifred) Jones, DuBlas, Old Mexico; three step-sons, Ben C. Alexander, Archie D. Alexander, both of Santaquin; Earl Jay Alexander, Ogden; 20 grandchildren; two brothers, Leo P. Hales, Provo; Don G. Hales, Orem; and three sisters, Mrs. LeGrand (Iona) Jarman, Orem; Mrs. Leon (Thora) Meecham, LaPoint, Uintah County; and Mrs. Ida H. Donaldson, Salt Lake City.

Burial was in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.

NOTE: I have received references that other HALES family have passed away since our last Newsletter. If someone will please send me a newspaper clipping I will include them in the next issue.


This list contains the names of all the members of the HALES Genealogical Society that have paid their membership dues or a contribution has been received for them.


Arthur William Hales, 231 East Creek Dr., Menlo Park CA 94025

Barbara Hales Blim, 5361 El Parque, Long Beach, CA. 90815

Barbara Hales Hatch, 5929 Harvey Way, Lakewood, CA. 90713

Bernell Woodruff Hales, 551 Panorama Dr., San Francisco CA


Bernell W. Hales Jr., 2154 Bryan Ave., Salt Lake City UT 84108

Bill Hales, 3829 Division, Los Angeles CA 90065

Carol Hales Allen, 2524 7th Ave., Yuma AZ 85364

Charles W. Hales, 14459 Emerald Rd., Victorvil1e, Ca 92392

Clinton D. Hales., 19514 Mildred Ave., Torrance CA 90503

Daisy Hales Kudlacek, Box 329, Sutton AK 99674

Dell Reese Hales, 311 Milford St., East Lansing MI 48823

Dean Wilson Hales, 1460 36th St., Ogden UT 84403

Felix Stanton Hales, 3571 Lytle Rd., Shaker Heights OH 44122

Forrest John Hales, 1490 N. Ivy St., Coquille OR 97423

George Jefferson Hales, 21121 Aberdeen, Rocky River OH 44116

Gertrude "Gerre" Hales Shuttleworth, 2809 W. Thirteen Mile

Rd., Royal Oak MI 48073

Glen Herbert Hales, 3505 Marlborough Ave., Las Vegas NE


Jim B. Hales, 2105 Carpenter Freeway W., Irving TX 75060

Kenneth Glyn Hales, 1800 Ryan Road, Concord CA 94520

Nida Hales Donaldson, 1324 Roosevelt Ave., Salt Lake

City UT 84105

Patricia Hales Griffith, 1726 Santa Monica Rd.,

Carpinteria CA 93013

Paul Franklin Hales. 2221 Soledad Rancho Rd., San

Diego CA 92109

Pete L. R. Hales Jr., 3460 Hadley Way, Santa Maria CA 93454

Raleigh Stanton Hales, 1106 Arden Rd., Pasadena CA 91106

Reid Mendenhall Hales, RFD 1 Box 179, Springville UT 84663

Richard T. Hales 585 Cottonwood, Vacaville CA 95688

Ronald Burns Hales, 1540 E. Maplegrove St., West

Covina CA 91792

Thora Hales Mecham, La Point UT 84039


B. W. Hales Jr., 415 Essex, Kenilworth IL 60043

Charles D. Hales, 2508 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis MN 55404

Harold Eugene Hales, 77 Winding Way, Napa CA 94558

Robert L. Hales, 1119 Green Valley, Houston TX 77055

Henryetta E. B1ackburn, 1941 Lariet Lane, Del City OK 73115

Addie Lee DuBose Ho11and, Rt. 1 Box 229, Diboll TX 75941


Barksdale Hales, 418 Spencer St., Glendale CA 91202

Cllfford Charles Hales, R.R. #1 Talbot Road., Windsor

Ontario Canada

David Dewayne Hales, 2108 Connie Dr. S., Del City OK 73115

Donald Lloyd Hales, 40-622 E. Oakland Ave., Hemit CA 92343

E. Leon Hales, 3960 Lares Way, Salt Lake City UT 84117

George Clinton Ruth Hales, 5111 Delaware Ave., Los

Angeles CA 90041

Hal James Hales, 1154 NE Klickitat, Portland OR 97230

John B. Hales, 1641 E. Willetta, Phoenix AZ 85006

John Charles Hales, 82 Howard St., N Tarrytown NY 10591

Marguerite Hales, 311 E. 100 North, Springville UT 84663

Melvin Donald Hales, 1305 N. Hacienda Blvd., La

Puente CA 91744

Samuel Dale Hales, 5622 Tahoe Lane, Shawnee

Mission KS 66205

Shilo Hales Townsend, Route #1 Box 131., Altoona IA 50009

Thomas A. Hales, Rt. 2 Box 69F, Weslaco TX 78596

Vera Hales Quilter , 651 Crystal Ave., Salt Lake City UT 84115

Verda Hales Shepard, 4609 Parker Ave., Sacramento CA 95820

Vilas Robert Hales, Lorane Rt. Box 182, Cottage Grove OR


Virgil Covington Hales, 5984 N. Libby Rd., Paradise CA 95969

William L. Hales, 5812 Winthrop Dr., Raleigh NC 27609

Mrs. Clement J. Falvey, 183 NW 66th Court, Ft.

Lauderdale FL 33309

The Genealogical Society of Utah, 107 S. Main Street,

Salt Lake City UT 84111

The Woodward-Woodard Genealogical Society, 1354

Murphy's Lane, Salt Lake City UT

NOTE: There are several people that have sent me almost enough to a over their membership dues. I have a record of all money received and from whom. Please deduct that amount from your membership dues. All money received for membership dugs from this time on will be acknowledged in a "New Members" column in future Newsletters.


The following list contains the names and addresses of mail that I sent that was returned as undeliverable for one reason or another. This was the first HALES Newsletter. These names have been deleted from the Hales Directory until I can attach a corrected address to them. Would you look over this list and if you can correct any of the addresses please let me know .

Aubrey L. Hales, 2304 Taft Paril, New Orleans LA 70150

Bruce Hales, 300 Forrest Road, Ft Oglethorp GA 30741

Diane Hales, 10943 Whipple, N Hollywood CA 90028

Donald R. Hales, 1515 Trusdale Dr., Belmont CA 94002

Edward Hales, 1160 Alfini, Des Plaines IL 60016

Emma Jean Hales, 229 So. 7th St., Richmond CA 94804

Eugene Hales, 3165 W. Davison Lake Rd., Oxford MI 48051

Frances Hales, 3236 SE Harvey, Portland OR 97208

Henry F. Hales, 4020 Rosecrans, Hawthorne CA 90250

Jeremy M. Hales, 575 N. Hagadorn, South Lyon MI 48178

John E. Hales, 12616 10th St., Seattle WA 98111

Leonard H. Hales, Clay NY 13041

M. B. Hales, 5920 N. Clark, Chicago IL 60680

Maurice Hales, Point Nipigon, MI

Mrs. Rozelle Hales, 277 Connally SE, Atlanta GA 30301

Nat Edward Hales, Jr., 105 Highland Oaks Dr ., Los

Gatos CA 95030

Paul N. Hales, 3835 SE Ankeny, Portland OR 97204

Raymond L. Hales, 4445 Conn Ave. NW, Washington DC 20013

Richard Hales, 3101 Hillburn Rd., Bakersfield CA 93302

Richard A. Hales, 620 Vine, Murray UT 84107

Sarah C. Hales, 3806 Ogden Ave., Ogden UT 84402


I have purchased with my own funds the following equipment to assist me in preparing the Newsletter:

  1. An IBM Selectric typewriter with four different type elements to give variety to our newsletter. All of the elements have been used in this newsletter.
  2. An A.B. Dick mimeograph machine capable of reproducing half-tones and simple colors. This Newsletter was produced with this equipment.
  3. I have ordered a half-tone screen to use with my photography equipment giving me the capability to mimeograph pictures in future newsletters.

    This equipment will remain my personal property but will be used for the newsletter at no charge to the HALES Genealogical Society.

  4. I average approximately 3 hours per week retyping family sheets for our HALES Book.
  5. My biggest concern and our biggest expenditure at the present time appears to be returned mail. Any help you can give me on updating our Hales Directory would be greatly appreciated. Please look over the "RETURNED MAIL LIST" sent to you in the last Newsletter along with the additions to it in this Newsletter and g1ve me what help you can on it. A returned Newsletter averages 28 cents for the return and re-mailing at first class rates in the hope that it will reach the addressee.
  6. I am still in the process of extracting all Hales data from parish registers. This work suffers during the time when I am preparing the Newsletter but at other times I average 6 hours per week in this effort. I will publish these extracts in this Newsletter in the future.


Balance Forward $68.00


Received in the mail 248.00

My Contributions 27.63


Purchased Bulk Mailing Permit 15.00

Yearly mail fees for permit users 30.00

Paper and supplies 27.14

Newsletter Mailing 23.26

British Museum photocopies 29.00

Stamps 18.00

Research fees 25.00

Checking account charges 1.05

New Balance $175.18



The last sheet in this Newsletter is a Family Group Sheet. If you have not already done so, please complete one of these for your family. Also use this sheet as a master copy and provide me with a second sheet for your parent’s family. If you have more information on your extended family, please make a sheet for them as well. Send me these sheets as you get them completed.

Fill in as much information as you can. It is important to fill in the location of where the birth, marriage, or death takes place. This makes it possible to continue the research on these families. Please do not use numbers for months.


Can you help me with our Directory? Please provide me with your sibling’s addresses:

Your brother’s addresses




Your sister’s addresses




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