Inset: Sarah Jane Hales Crosby and Charles, Hugh, and Jacob Hales; front row: Roy, Albert, Sarah Jane, Henry William, Joseph William, and Mary Ann Hales; back row: Matilda and John Hales, Elizabeth Hales Crafts, George Hales, Lillie Hales Bennett, and Horace Hales. A fifteenth Hales child, Ira, died when five days old.
west of Utah Lake, and then to Laketown, Millard County, where, according to his journal, the family "entered and fenced a quarter section of land and farmed and raised stock and sheep till 1891 when we moved to Deseret."^ As the presiding elder in Laketown, Henry arranged for his children and other children in this very small community to receive some basic schooling.* The family lived frugally, worked hard, and prospered after their move to Deseret, and Henry became a prominent figure in the community and in the local LDS church. Their home was relatively modest from the outside but was furnished, according to granddaughter Mable Crafts Peterson, "with elegant furniture for the period . . . silverware . . . from England . . . a beautiful pump organ . . . a wonderful library and many of the books were first editions."^ During local 3 Sketch of the Life of Henry William Hales, Son of Stephen and Mary Ann Hales," p. 1, copy in possession of author. 4Ibid. 5Mable Crafts Peterson to author, December 1985.