Mainly business and personal correspondence
relating to agriculture and agricultural machinery. Business correspondents include
manufacturing, distributing, or finance companies. Personal correspondence includes
letters from friends and relatives, letters concerned with land usage problems, and
correspondence with WWI patriotic groups. Also includes loan applications, irrigation
papers, receipts and drafts, and legal documents; personal papers, drawings and other
material concerning Cox's inventions (including his patent on an improved steam
generator); materials dealing with Cox's participation in an agricultural extension
project of the Utah State Agricultural College, (1922-23); and program of events (1921),
lecture notes, and correspondence from the Manti Ladies Literary Club (5 items).
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Hezekiah Sumner Hatch was born February 8, 1886 in Logan, Utah the son of Hezekiah
Eastman Hatch and Georgia Thatcher Hatch. In 1902 Hatch enrolled in the Brigham Young
College at Logan and graduated in 1905. Later that year Hatch was called to serve as a
missionary in Great Britain by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He
proselyted in the Hull and York areas of Great Britain for two years. After returning
home to Logan from his mission, Hatch established the Hatch Insurance Agency where he
worked for the remainder of his life. On June 30, 1909 Hatch married Olive Baker in the
Logan Temple. They later had four children, Alice Fay (1911), Marjorie Olive (1914),
Mary Frances (1916), and Hezekiah Sumner (1918). Hatch died of complications from the
Spanish Flu in Logan at the age of thirty-three on April 15, 1919.
Olive Baker Hatch was born July 10, 1885 in Mendon, Utah the daughter of George
Washington Baker and Agnes Richards Baker. Hatch received her basic education from the
New Jersey Academy and the Brigham Young College, both of Logan, Utah. After graduating
from the BYC in 1905 she enrolled in the Agricultural College of Utah (now Utah State
University) and studied to become a teacher. After graduating from college she found
employment as a school teacher and taught at Logan, Brigham City, and Salt Lake City,
Utah. Hatch later met Hezekiah Sumner Hatch who she married on June 30, 1909 in Logan.
After the death of her husband in 1919 Hatch remained in Logan until 1926 when she moved
to Hollywood, California to live with her mother and brother's family. She died
September 22, 1964 in Hollywood, California.
Alice Fay Hatch was born May 22, 1911 in Logan, Utah the daughter of Hezekiah Sumner
Hatch and Olive Baker Hatch. Hatch attended the commons schools of the Logan area before
moving with her mother to Hollywood, California in 1926. Hatch graduated from Fairfax
High School in 1928. After graduating Hatch found work as a stenographer at the
Hollywood State Bank. One year later she took a position at the Bank of America in Los
Angeles, California and worked as an escrow officer until 1939. She was the first female
officer in this Los Angeles bank's main office. During this time she enrolled in the
American Institute of Banking, Los Angeles and later received a graduate certificate. In
1942 Hatch became the secretary of entrepreneur C.E. Toberman who was involve in
banking, real-estate, construction, and other such business ventures. She worked for
Toberman until her retirement. Hatch died during the 1990s.
This four-box collection contains papers concerning the family of Hezekiah Sumner Hatch.
The bulk of this collection consists of Hezekiah Sumner Hatch, Olive Baker Hatch, and
Alice Fay Hatch's papers. These papers consist of correspondence, genealogical papers,
and personal and professional papers and spans the period of 1905 to 1991. The remaining
material in this collection is comprised of papers concerning various Hatch family
members. Of particular interest is "The William H. Shepardson Letters," complied by L.B.
Hogenson and L.B. Sudweeks in 1910 which concerns Shepardson's correspondence with
Amenzo W. Baker of Mendon, Utah during 1886 and 1894 (Box 4, Fd 1).
Researcher Note: USU Special Collections also contains the papers of Hezekiah Sumner
Hatch's grandfather, catalogued as Coll Mss 70: The Lorenzo Hill Hatch Papers. In
addition, USU Special Collections also contains papers concerning H.E. Hatch, Hezekiah
Sumner Hatch's father, in the form of correspondence and a memorandum book (Book 131)
found in Coll Mss 3: The Thatcher Brothers Banking Company Papers. Those interested in
viewing the photographs of the H.S. Hatch family should inquire with the photograph
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