Don Peter Hadlock

18 Oct 1916 - 12 Aug 1972

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Don Peter Hadlock

18 Oct 1916 - 12 Aug 1972
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Don Peter Hadlock


Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States

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Sealed Dec 18 1962


August 9, 2011


August 9, 2011

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By Reta Hadlock September 1998

Contributor: Pieinthesky Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

I was in the fourth or fifth grade when a family by the name of Hatch moved to our town of Santaquin. They had a daughter by the name of Lula. She was my age. She fit into our crowd and we became best friends. We went through school and graduated from the ninth grade. After we graduated from Junior High School, the Hatch's moved again. They moved to a house between Spanish Fork and Springville. We didn't have telephones, so we stayed in touch with each other by writing letters. Lula's letters were mostly telling us about the cute boy that lived across the fence from her. She told us about how he came to her home because she had a brother that this good looking boy was friends with. He took her to the movies and - well, he was really something, according to Lula. One night he got to take the family car and asked her to go to the show. Lula wanted to show him off and she also wanted to see her girlfriends. So she suggested they go for a ride to Santaquin and see her friends. Oh - this guy's name was Don Hadlock. They came to Santaquin and my place was the first place they came to - then there was Jean and Carol and Thelma and Elma. We all got acquainted and visited and laughed and talked. That was my first glimpse of Don Hadlock. It wasn't only a few days until Don came to Santaquin again. He brought Farrell Hatch with him and Farrell and Jean got together. He left Lula home and he came to see me. We were only kids, but I think it was love at first sight. Lula didn't like that too much and she said she'd "never be seen with him again on the back streets of hell." All summer we saw each other. It doesn't sound glamorous - especially the way kids go nowadays, spending and having so many places to go. Don and a friend came to Santaquin often and occasionally we'd go to the show in Santaquin - 20 cents a ticket. We had picnic lunches and a watermelon bust a time or two. A few times I was tending Oran, so we took him with us. A few times we rode to Spring Lake and swang on the swings at the school house. We had good times. One time, after school started, we came out of the high school to go across the street to seminary. There outside of the school was Don and a friend. We told them we'd go to seminary and then go with them. Mr. Olson, the truant officer, was also out there and he sent them away. The Hadlocks decided to move again. They moved to a house between American Fork and Pleasant Grove. Don came to see me a few times and I was never home. So we didn't see each other for about a year. I always said I'd never get married until I saw Don again, because I thought he was the one I loved. One night, I was getting ready to go to Arrowhead to the dance. I had a date with Sheldon Sullivan. A knock came on the door and I answered it. There was Don Hadlock. He had come with some friends to go to Spring Lake to the Lakeside Gardens, an outdoor dance pavilion, to hear the KDYL Ranch Hands. I hadn't seen him for a long time, so, of course, I went with him. Sheldon did still like me, but Don was the one. We went steady after that, and I graduated from High School. Graduation night, Don had nothing but a coal truck to come in, so I, like a lot of others, rode the school bus to Payson for my graduation. Don was waiting for me after graduation, but I rode the school bus to Spring Lake to our dance and Don came in his big truck. I went home with him after the dance, wearing my beautiful pink dress - in a coal truck - but that was all right. The summer after graduation, I went to California. I tended Colleen, my niece, while her mother, Kathryn, worked. We wrote letters and then I came home and we started from where we had left off. We talked about marriage all the time, and Don asked my Mother if I could marry him, or he could marry me. On February 14, 1935, we woke up to a good foot of snow. It was beautiful. Hadlocks, at that time, had a car - a Cheverolet Coupe. We took my Mother and got Don's Mother and went to Provo to the courthouse. We were married by the clerk, Clarence Grant, who also had a certificate that allowed him to perform the marriage by church authority. We went to Irma's, Don's sister, and had a big dinner. We took Don's Mother home and we went to Santaquin. We spent our honeymoon night in our front room. We had a day bed that made into a good bed. My Mother was in her bed in the next room. My Mother gave me a reception. It wasn't like nowadays' decorations, etc. It was held in the old First Ward building, which is now a Senior Citizens building. Clayson's orchestra played for the dance. I had been playing with them, so they got another piano player, Cora Gardner, our school teacher. It was a big event. I got lots of nice things and they served ice cream and cake. My cousins and lots of people made cakes, and it was nice for those days. I think that is the end of my courtship story. It was a long time ago, and I hope I have told it so you can see we did have good, simple times. There was one thing I was sure of - That Don loved me from the beginning until the day that he died.

Life timeline of Don Peter Hadlock

Don Peter Hadlock was born on 18 Oct 1916
Don Peter Hadlock was 13 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Don Peter Hadlock was 23 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Don Peter Hadlock was 29 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
Don Peter Hadlock was 41 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Don Peter Hadlock was 47 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Don Peter Hadlock died on 12 Aug 1972 at the age of 55
Grave record for Don Peter Hadlock (18 Oct 1916 - 12 Aug 1972), BillionGraves Record 96198 Orem, Utah, Utah, United States