James Ernest Crook

4 Jan 1906 - 3 Jun 1982

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James Ernest Crook

4 Jan 1906 - 3 Jun 1982
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Grave site information of James Ernest Crook (4 Jan 1906 - 3 Jun 1982) at Heber City Cemetery in Heber, Wasatch, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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James Ernest Crook

Married: 16 May 1931

Heber City Cemetery

Loren Mair Ln
Heber, Wasatch, Utah
United States


May 31, 2011


April 3, 2020


April 7, 2020

Becky W.

April 5, 2020


May 31, 2011

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James Lindsay in Center Creek

Contributor: Hilljr Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

James Lindsay and his brother William put in 2 reservoirs in the canyon above their farms. The water stored was used to irrigate their crops. A few years later, others wanted to use the water. James wanted to form an irrigation cooperative so that others would share expenses required for maintenance of the reservoir head gates, etc. When some potential users declined to share expenses, James wanted to deny them use of the water. The Stake President (Hatch, I think) was called in to arbitrate. He decided against James, and this embittered him and he no longer participated in Church, and ultimately denounced organized religion. William, on the other hand bore no resentment, and continued in Church activity. I recall, as a young boy (about 1939) going up near the reservoirs to get Cedar or Juniper trees for landscaping our new home in Salt Lake. Many years later, my son Jeff bought a home in what was called Timber Lakes. As I drove in to visit him I recognized the reservoirs from 70 years earlier.

Fred Crook as Bishop of Heber 3rd Ward

Contributor: Hilljr Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Fred Crook was called on a mission to the Northern States, laboring in Illinois and Iowa. While there he met some of his cousins who had stayed in and around Council Bluffs rather than going to Utah. He and his brother-in-law, Jonathan O. Duke left together in Feb. 1900, being the first missionaries to travel on the new railroad from Heber to Provo. Fred was married and had three children at the time. He returned in April 1902. At the time, he and his family lived with his father, John. He was called to be bishop of the new Heber Third ward at the South end of town. This required him to move, and he build a fine brick home at 512 So. Main St. I have many happy memories of spending my summers in that house when I was a boy. He also supervised construction of a new building for the Third ward at 4th South and Main St. He was a great and loving bishop, and was called by that title even after being released 28 years later in Feb 1931. My father James, born in Jan 1906 never new a time in his youth when his father was not Bishop of their ward.

Grandpa and Gardener

Contributor: Hilljr Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Even though I was only 5-years-old when Grandpa Crook died, I have some fond memories of him. We lived across the street from him. He had a nice, large garden that he worked in a lot. We used to go over to play and he'd put us in the white wheelbarrow and roll us around the yard. I also remember him taking me for bike rides, with me sitting in the baby seat on his bike. Once we crashed in some loose gravel and I can remember Grandpa holding me as I cried. And one last ride I specifically remember is going to the grocery store in his green Chevy Malibu. Grandma didn't drive, so he did the grocery shopping (or maybe they did it together sometimes.) Grandpa was a bookkeeper/accountant for Shell Oil at one time. I remember playing at his very tidy desk downstairs where he had a 10-key adding machine. We would play secretary or teacher with his office products. I have seen some of his "journals" that include very detailed, but brief, information such as the weather, the number of beans canned that day, and the price of gas. Once a bookkeeper, always a bookkeeper! I remember the morning Mom told us that Grandpa had died. He had been sick with Colon Cancer and was in his home at that point. One morning my brother and I climbed in bed with Mom and with tears rolling down her face, she told us that Grandpa had died in his sleep the night before. I felt the spirit of the Holy Ghost that morning as she bore testimony that Grandpa was living in heaven again.

A better man, I never knew.

Contributor: Hilljr Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Grandpa Frederick Crook, my father's father, was always so kind and gentle. When he became too old to do the hardest work on the farm, he kept going with gardens and building projects around the home site. They lived on half square block in Heber with a large 2-story brick home which was still standing and occupied when I drove past January 2014. Some have told of walking past the home at about 8am on any morning and of seeing the family kneeling in prayer. I remember those long-long prayers. Grandpa wanted to bless everyone. Their food was simple and wholesome. I found out only later that they were just eking out a living, and that after he died her sons supported Grandma. Many of my cousins fondly remember the sugar cookies baked whenever they came. It seemed that this was a cookie she could make inexpensively. In his later years he and two youngest sons set up a feed store. It was not profitable because soft-hearted grandpa extended credit to all who asked for it. I recall people coming to the house years later to pay long-overdue bills. When i was 6 or 7 he'd put me up on OLD BLUE and let me guide the horse down the rows of turnips and other vegetables to cultivate. I recall turnips from his garden as big as my head. He took me places and bought me too much candy. When I was 11 or 12 he taught me how to shingle a roof as we put a new roof on the chicken coop. He visited the County fair and the 4th or 24th of July Celebration and gave nickles and dimes to boys with none. Grandma once told me "I wouldn't mind giving ten per cent to the Church an living on ninety, but he wants to give 90 percent to the Church. When he died in 1952 I was a student at Ricks College (Now BYU Idaho). We didn't use the phone much in those days because of costs, but when I received a letter of his death, I caught the next bus from Rexburg to Heber but arrived too late for the funeral. I believe that was the first time I felt a grievous loss. I count 39 grandchildren, my cousins, who loved him and emulate his many good qualities.

Life timeline of James Ernest Crook

James Ernest Crook was born on 4 Jan 1906
James Ernest Crook was 11 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
James Ernest Crook was 15 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
James Ernest Crook was 34 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.
James Ernest Crook was 35 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
James Ernest Crook was 47 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
James Ernest Crook was 64 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
James Ernest Crook was 71 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
James Ernest Crook died on 3 Jun 1982 at the age of 76
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