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Cleo Cranney

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  • Name Cleo Cranney 
    Born 13 Oct 1890  Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Initiatory (LDS) 28 Aug 1919  LOGAN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 30 Sep 2002  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 5 Oct 2002  Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I108608  mytree
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2016 

    Father Willard Duane Cranney,   b. 24 Aug 1848, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1941, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Harriett "Hattie" Woolf,   b. 8 Jul 1862, Millville, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1896, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1882  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F31615  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ira Parnell Hinckley,   b. 22 Apr 1889, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1984, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1919  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Harriet Hinckley,   b. 1 Oct 1920, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 2002, Delta, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Parnell King Hinckley,   b. 11 Nov 1923, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 2000, Bellevue, King, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +3. Cleo Nell Hinckley,   b. 22 Aug 1926, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 2013, Delta, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. David Narwyn Hinckley,   b. 4 Feb 1928, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1965, Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F31643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Oct 1890 - Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - - Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 28 Aug 1919 - LOGAN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Sep 1919 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Sep 2002 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Oct 2002 - Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Published: Tuesday, Oct. 1 2002 1:45 p.m. MDT

      Cleo Cranney Hinckley, 111, Utah's oldest resident, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, in Salt Lake City, just 13 days shy of her 112th birthday.

      She was born in Logan on Oct. 13, 1890, a few months before New York's Ellis Island opened as an emigration depot; just a few weeks after the LDS Church issued the Manifesto. She was 3 years old when the Salt Lake Temple was dedicated and was 5 years old when Utah became a state. She was the sixth child of Willard Diane Cranney, a pioneer who crossed the plains to Utah at age 14 in 1862. Her mother, Hattie Woolf Cranney, died during childbirth when Cleo was 6.

      She is survived by six children, 39 grandchildren, 111 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

      "My mother lived a very contented life," Harriet Eliason, a daughter from Delta, said. "She always felt fulfilled . . . she was very devout and devoted, never complained and didn't fear death."

      "She had really healthy habits," Gwen Church, Hinckley's granddaughter, told the Associated Press. "And she never worried. She was just a remarkable little woman."

      A graduate of West High School, she was the top business student there and excelled at shorthand.

      In 1912, she was one the first two female missionaries for the LDS Church to serve in Los Angeles. While on her mission, she helped many refugees from Mexico arrive in Los Angeles. In one of her primary classes, she had taught a young lad, Marion G. Romney, who later became a member of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

      Mrs. Hinckley attended Utah Agricultural College in Logan and later became secretary to the president of the college. She also later worked as a secretary for several Salt Lake City businesses.

      She married Parnell Hinckley on Sept. 19, 1919, shortly after his return from World War I. Parnell is first cousin to LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley. The young Hinckley family to Millard County where members of his family had homesteaded farmland. They lost their farm during the Great Depression, and the tough times took them to Beaver, then to Pine Point, Minn., where the Hinckleys worked as teachers on the Chippewa Indian Reservation.

      The family then returned to Salt Lake City in 1930 and bought the house where they would live for the rest of their lives.

      She had been employed briefly for the Works Projects Administration and served on the Granite Stake Relief Society and Young Women's Mutual boards. She took care of her husband in the years preceding his death in 1984 at age 95.

      A grandson, Lonnie Eliason, said she never learned to drive a car and was content to stay at home.

      Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, 1-2 p.m., between General Conference sessions, at the LDS Fairmont Ward, 2465 S. 800 East. Friends may call from noon-1 p.m., before the services. There will be no Friday viewing. Burial will be in Elysian Gardens.

      Contributing: Associated Press