Amos Lavar Hinton

3 May 1917–5 March 2000 (Age 82)
Hurricane, Washington, Utah, United States

The Life of Amos Lavar

When Amos Lavar Hinton was born on 3 May 1917, in Hurricane, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, James Maurice Hinton, was 25 and his mother, Cleesa Cox, was 20. He married Sarah Leora Tolman on 27 July 1942, in Manti Utah Temple, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. He lived in Washington, Utah, United States in 1935 and Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1940. He died on 5 March 2000, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Hurricane City Cemetery, Hurricane, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Amos Lavar Hinton
Sarah Leora Tolman
Marriage: 27 July 1942

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27 July 1942
Manti Utah Temple, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1928 · Fire in the Temple

Age 11

In November of 1928, there was a fire that destroyed the annex of the St. George Temple.
1939 · Hill Air Force Base

Age 22

Named in honor of Major Ployer Peter Hill, Hill Field started as an ill-fated Air Mail experiment. Hoping to be located closer to the Salt Lake City area, the present-day site near Ogden was a clear favorite. In July 1939, Congress gave the green light for the establishment and construction of the Ogden Air Depot. Hill Field officially opened on 7 November 1940. Hill Field officially became Hill Air Force Base after World War II and continued to store and maintain warplanes during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Today the Air Force Base is still in service, but it also has an Aerospace Museum on site where many people visit each year to learn of its history in Northern Utah.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called, which split more or less evenly into two groups with different etymologies. One set (with examples in Berkshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire) is named from the Old English weak dative hēan (originally used after a preposition and article) of hēah ‘high’ + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The other (with examples in Cambridgeshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Suffolk, and Wiltshire) has Old English hīwan ‘household’, ‘monastery’. Compare Hine as the first element.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

My Dad. By Jim Hinton

I always called him Dad, but he was known by peers and co-workers as Lavar. Sometimes he was referred to as A. Lavar Hinton, however, he was given the name of Amos Lavar Hinton when born in Hurrican …

Sources (3)

  • Amos Lavar Hinton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Amos Lavar Hinton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Amos Lavar Hinton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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