Royal Don Crook

Brief Life History of Royal Don

When Royal Don Crook was born on 3 January 1903, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, his father, Frederick Crook, was 33 and his mother, Minnie Mabel Lindsay, was 28. He married Willmuth Witt on 14 June 1929, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He immigrated to Vermont, United States in 1924 and lived in United States for about 5 years. He died on 22 September 1985, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Royal Don Crook
Willmuth Witt
Marriage: 14 June 1929
Amelia Jean Crook
Joyce Crook

Sources (48)

  • Royal D Crook, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Crook, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
  • Royal Don Crook, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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Name Meaning


topographic name from Old Norse krókr ‘nook or bend’ denoting someone who lived by a bend in a river or road. In some instances the surname may have arisen as a habitational name from any of the places called Crook in Cumberland and Durham, or Crooke in Lancashire, all of which are derived from this word.

topographic name for someone who lived ‘(at the) barrow or mound’ from Brittonic crüg. In some instances this may have arisen as a habitational name from either Crook in Combe Raleigh or perhaps Crooke in North Tawton (both Devon), which are derived from this word.

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

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Church Section of Deseret News

UNDERSTANDING GOSPEL IS THE GREAT LIGHT OF TRUTH By J M. HESLOP Church News Editor FALLON, NEV. Royal Crook, patriarch of the newly organized Fallon Stake, has based his life on truth. A …

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