Hal Cobb Evans

5 Mar 1911 - 5 Oct 1976


Hal Cobb Evans

5 Mar 1911 - 5 Oct 1976
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Hal Cobb Evans, 65, of 467 S. 200 E., Provo, died Tuesday Oct 5, 1976 in the Utah Valley Hospital after a long illness. He was born March 5, 1911 in Park City, a son of Lafayelle G and Lucy Jane Marcham Evans. He married Ruth Cox Feb. 10, 1941 in Salt Lake City. Mr. Evans attended schools in Park Ci
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Hal Cobb Evans

Married: 10 Feb 1941

Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


July 6, 2011


June 20, 2011

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Obituary: Hal Cobb Evans

Contributor: dvdmovieking Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Hal Cobb Evans, 65, of 467 S. 200 E., Provo, died Tuesday Oct 5, 1976 in the Utah Valley Hospital after a long illness. He was born March 5, 1911 in Park City, a son of Lafayelle G and Lucy Jane Marcham Evans. He married Ruth Cox Feb. 10, 1941 in Salt Lake City. Mr. Evans attended schools in Park City and Los Angeles. He mined in Park City and later worked for Geneva Steel in Orem for 30 years, retiring in January of 1973. Mr Evans was the former owner of the Yellow Cab. Co. in Provo. He was a member of the LDS Church residing in the Provo First Ward. Survivors include his wife of Provo; four sons, Russell Evans of Springville; Dwight Evans and Carl Evans, both of Provo; Gordon Evans of Beaumont, Calif.; 17 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Florence) Deighton of Escondido, Calif., and Mrs. Earl (Ruth) Bench of Burbank, Calif. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Walker Mortuary Chapel, 85 E. 300 S., Provo. Friends may call at the mortuary Friday prior to the services from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Burial will be in the Provo City Cemetery. -Provo Daily Herald, Oct. 7, 1976

Ice man in Park City

Contributor: dvdmovieking Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

My dad, Carl Howard Evans, tells me the story of Lafayette cutting ice in Park City. They stored the ice and later used it in the summer to keep their ice boxes cold. One time, Lafayette fell through the ice into the frigid water. He was able to get out, but dad said from that time on, he never was the same. He died young, as did his wife, Lucy Jane, leaving my grandpa, Hal Cobb Evans, an orphan at age 11.

Echo Canyon and more

Contributor: dvdmovieking Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

When Hal was only around the age of 10, he lost his father, Lafayette. His mother Lucy Jane had passed away a few years earlier, and at this young age, he was left an orphan. He then went to live with his sister, Florence. When he was young, dad says Hal was quite the scrapper, always getting into boxing fights. Later on he had boxer dogs that he liked to set up in matches with other dogs. When he was 16 years old in 1927 he was riding the rails through Echo Canyon, Utah. He had reached his stop and decided to jump off the train, but when he landed he was not far enough from the tracks. The heavy train car wheel caught his left foot at the heel. From this time on, he had troubles with that foot. He had 19 surgeries in 17 months trying to save it, once spending quite a while in the miners hospital in Park City with his foot connected first to his right calf, then to his stomach trying to get the skin graft to take hold. While in this position for so long, he dislocated his hip. All of these operations eventually failed and he ended up needing his leg to be amputated 6" below the left knee. He forever walked with a limp from the dislocation of his hip, which healed wrong. When he was a grown man, he owned the Yellow Cab Co. of Provo, Utah, from 1964 to 1974. One of my dad's first jobs was answering the phones for dispatch. He remembers the #5 car was the checker cab and the #15 was a Studebaker. Grandpa also mined a bit up near Peoa, Utah and also in Park City. In the winter they would have to light a small fire under the rear differential to warm the gear oil or the car wouldn't move. They sometimes would have to back the car up the steep hills to the mines, or risk the chance of the engine stalling out. He kept a Bull Durham pouch filled with rock salt in the car and this is how they would "defrost" the windshield in the cold. One would reach around to the outside of the car and rub the pouch on the windshield as needed so they could see!

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Hal Cobb Evans was born on 5 Mar 1911
Hal Cobb Evans was 17 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
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Hal Cobb Evans was 29 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.
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Hal Cobb Evans was 34 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
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Hal Cobb Evans was 47 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.
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Hal Cobb Evans was 54 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
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Hal Cobb Evans died on 5 Oct 1976 at the age of 65
Grave record for Hal Cobb Evans (5 Mar 1911 - 5 Oct 1976), BillionGraves Record 40248 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States