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David Hyrum Clayton Jr.

13 January 1884–28 November 1936

Born 13 Jan. 1884 in Salt Lake City.[1] Only child of David Hyrum Clayton Sr. and Sarah Brown.[2] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Feb. 1892.[3] Served as a missionary in the Great Britain mission, Sept. 1906–Nov. 1908.[4] Married Margaret Cannon, EBW’s granddaughter, 22 June 1910.[5] Associated with EBW at many social and family functions, 1910–1917.[6] Worked as a Salt Lake police officer and detective, 1912–1932.[7] Retired after sustaining injuries from a work-related gang fight, 1932.[8] Died 28 Nov. 1936 in Salt Lake City.[9]

 

[1] “Endowments of the Living, 1905–1913,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Temple, vol. C, 1905–1908, p. 109, line 2825, David Hyrum Clayton Jr., 12 Sept. 1906, microfilm 184069, DGS 5271182 (restricted access), FHL. U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, Passport Applications, 1795–1925; Indexes, 1830–1831, 1850–1852, 1860–1823, NARA Series M1490 Roll 20, cert. nos. 20099–20798, David Hyrum Clayton, microfilm 1463408, DGS 7547159, image 368/755, FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 9 Sept. 2020), David Hyrum Clayton Jr. (KWC9-RFR).

[2] “Endowments of the Living, 1905–1913,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Temple, vol. C, 1905–1908, p. 109, line 2825, David Hyrum Clayton Jr., 12 Sept. 1906, microfilm 184069, DGS 5271182 (restricted access), FHL. 1910 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, p. 18A, David Hyrum Clayton.

[3] “Endowments of the Living, 1905–1913,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Temple, vol. C, 1905–1908, p. 109, line 2825, David Hyrum Clayton Jr., 12 Sept. 1906, microfilm 184069, DGS 5271182 (restricted access), FHL. 

[4] Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860–1959, vol. C, 27 Apr.–16 Oct. 1894, p. 244, line 629, image 247/252, CR 301 22, CHL. 

[5] “Endowments of the Living, 1905–1913,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Temple, vol. B, p. 249, line 4478, David Hyrum Clayton Jr. and Margaret Cannon, 22 June 1910, microfilm 186207, DGS 5266110 (restricted access), FHL. Salt Lake Co., UT, County Clerk, Marriage Records, 1887–1965, Copies of Original Certificates, vols. 11–12, p. 257, David Hyrum Clayton Jr. and Margaret Cannon, 22 June 1910, microfilm 429302, DGS 5237846, image 139/534, FHL. “Society,” Evening Telegram (Salt Lake City), 23 June 1910, 5. “Social Realms,” Deseret Evening News (Salt Lake City), 25 June 1910, 19. 1930 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, p. 2B, David Hyrum Clayton. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 59, 60, 108, 505.

[6] EBW, Diary, 22 June 1910; 23 July 1911; 31 Jan. 1917. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 59, 60, 108, 505. “Social Realms,” Deseret Evening News (Salt Lake City), 25 June 1910, 19.

[7] U.S., Selective Service System, Utah, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918, no. 2, p. 5, order no. 2409, David Hyrum Clayton, image 1170/4060, microfilm 1983913, DGS5243494, FHL. 1920 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, p. 8A, David Hyrum Clayton. 1930 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, p. 2B, David Hyrum Clayton. “Welfare League to Aid Public Officers” Salt Lake Telegram, 26 Nov. 1922, July 1931, 2. “Centerville,” Davis County Clipper, 24 July 1931, 4. “Utah State Archives Indexes,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 24 Aug. 2020); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448, file no. 1991/435 (1936), David Hyrum Clayton Jr. Margaret C. Clayton, “David Hyrum Clayton Jr.,” in “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 7 Dec. 2020), David Hyrum Clayton Jr. (KWC9-RFR), Memories/Stories.

[8] Margaret C. Clayton, “David Hyrum Clayton Jr.,” in “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 7 Sept. 2020), David Hyrum Clayton Jr. (KWC9-RFR), Memories/Stories. “Utah State Archives Indexes,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 24 Aug. 2020); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448, file no. 1991/435 (1936), David Hyrum Clayton Jr.

[9] “Utah State Archives Indexes,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 24 Aug. 2020); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448, file no. 1991/435 (1936), David Hyrum Clayton Jr. “Deaths,” Salt Lake Telegram, 30 Nov. 1936, 18. “Deaths,” Salt Lake Telegram, 3 Dec. 1936, 7. “Illness Takes S.L. Detective,” Salt Lake Telegram, 28 Nov. 1936, 9. “Clayton Rites Set Tuesday,” Salt Lake Telegram, 30 Nov. 1936, 5.