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Alonzo Hamilton Packer

Alonzo Hamilton Packer

Male 1841 - 1917  (75 years)

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  • Name Alonzo Hamilton Packer 
    Born 14 Apr 1841  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Mar 1917  Safford, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 25 Mar 1917  Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I10317  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 1 May 2016 

    Father Jonathan Taylor Packer,   b. 26 Jul 1817, Perry, Richland, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1889, Safford, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Angelina Avilda Champlin,   b. 8 Jan 1820, Hartland, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1893, Colonia, Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1840  Adams, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F4209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Ann Parker,   b. 19 Nov 1847, Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1918, Safford, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 6 Jul 1869  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. Avilda Angeline Packer,   b. 29 Apr 1870, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1941, Pinecrest, Mt. Graham, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Mary Verona Packer,   b. 1 Oct 1872, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1946  (Age 73 years)
     3. Charlotte Beryl Packer,   b. 15 Dec 1874, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1961  (Age 86 years)
    +4. Clara Mabel Packer,   b. 26 Jun 1878, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1929, Gilbert, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 23:35:13 
    Family ID F2668  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Alonzo Hamilton Packer
    Alonzo Hamilton Packer

  • Notes 
    • Posted to findagrave.com by "Sunflower Lady", 7/11/2011:

      "[The] Pioneer Band from Safford, Graham, Arizona played at many community events. It was organized in the early 1880's. Alonzo Packer, the bass drum player, who died Friday, March 23, 1917, was the first member of the band to die and his friend, James Fall Freestone, the second. Alonzo's daughter, Charlotte, married James's son, Leonard.

      "Alonzo and James lived close to each other. As Alonzo's life drew to a close it was hard to make him stay in bed. When he was urged to lie down and rest he would say, 'No, if I go to bed, I will never get up. When I give up to the bed, that is the end for me'.

      "Shortly before he died his old friend, James Freestone, came to see him. He had walked with the aid of his cane the distance of the 20 acre field that separated the two of them, to pay his respects to Alonzo. As he entered the room, he stood for a time looking down upon his friend in bed, then he said 'Well, Lonzo.' Alonzo replied, 'Well, James.' Two short words! That was the only exchange. That was all that needed to be said. A lifetime of meaning and emotion were packed within these few words. Ten days after Alonzo died James also died."

  • Sources 
    1. [S229] On Footings From the Past: The Packers in England, by Donna Smith Packer. 1988. Use with caution.

    2. [S568] Family records of Barbara Allen Crandall (1903-2003).

    3. [S1015] The Life and Times of Alonzo Hamilton Packer and His Wife Lydia Ann Parker by John A. Freestone, 1999. Use with caution.

    4. [S62] Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860, compiled by Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research, on Ancestry.com.