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Crook, John, 1831-1921



  • Existence: 1831 - 1921


John Crook (1831-1921) was a Utah pioneer and early settler of Heber City who was a farmer by trade.

John Crook was born on 11 October 1831, in Lancashire, England, to Daniel Crook and Margaret Kay. His parents joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1840, and John was baptized in 1847. John and his family left England for Utah in 1851. His father died in Kanesville (Council Bluffs), Iowa soon after their arrival. They lived in the area for 5 years before they were able to make the journey to Utah in 1856.

Soon after the family arrived in Utah, John married Mary Giles on 6 September 1856 in Provo, Utah. Together they had nine children and eventually settled Heber City, Utah, in the Provo River Valley. John helped lay out the city and established a farm in the area. He was also president of a local coal mining company.

John Crook died on 31 March 1921 in Heber City, Utah.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

John Crook papers

 Collection — Oversize 1: [Barcode: 31197232543006]
Identifier: MSS 158

Handwritten diaries, newspaper clippings, genealogies, correspondence, and patriarchal blessings. The John Crook papers relates Crook's conversion, emigration to Utah, and major events related to his Church activities and work as a farmer and president of a coal company.

Dates: 1851-1941

John Crook and John William Crook documents, approximately 1861-1941

Identifier: MSS 158
Scope and Contents Folder of miscellaneous documents related to John Crook and his son John William Crook. Most items are related to John William Crook. Includes patriarchal blessings for John Crook, his wife Mary, given in 1861, and John William Crook and his wife Sarah, given in 1893. Also includes a loose diary by an unnamed person, possibly John William Crook, from 1878 to 1879. Also includes newspaper clippings, receipts and other financial records, letters, family history records, and other documents...
Dates: approximately 1861-1941

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Archival Object 1
Collection 1
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 1
Heber City (Utah) -- History 1
Immigration and American Expansion 1
Latter Day Saint pioneers -- Utah -- History 1
Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Heber City -- History 1