The Hale family organization is nearing completion on a book of Aroet Lucius Little Hale (1828-1911), the oldest orphan of Jonathan Harriman Hale and Olive Boynton. Aroet was a great man with an adventurous spirit. His extensive journals tell tales of:
- traveling with Brigham Young on advance parties to prepare for the westward migration of early Latter-Day Saints;
- leading his orphaned brothers and sister across the plains;
- serving several early missions to settle areas in the southwestern United States for the church;
- negotiating with antagonistic Native Americans; and
- raising a large posterity.
The book committee has used Aroet’s journals to lead them through the compilation of this book, while researching extensively by visiting the areas Aroet lived in and settled, speaking with some of the relatives who actually remember him, and investigating other written sources to give us a better perspective of Aroet’s life and adventures. Chapter biographies of each of his wives will be included, along with short excerpts on each of his children where information has been available. Also included will be a CD paf file of Aroet’s genealogy. Research for this book has been going on for over a decade.
The HFO would like to finish this project up but we could use your help. Specifically, if you are interested in writing a short history on each of Aroet’s children (or a few of them), we would appreciate the help. We can provide you with the data the committee has already gathered and give suggestions about where you might do more research to fill in the blanks. We have an editor so you don’t need to worry about verbiage and syntax–we just need people to sift through information and create concise summaries This project can be done in small chunks, and every bit of help is welcome! Use the “Tell Us Your News” link and I will get you in touch with the committee.
If you are interested in participating in this project, please contact us! There is plenty to do.