Ira Hatch San Juan County, New Mexico

Ira Hatch, who is living, retired, at Fruitland, San Juan County, is one of the well-known Mormons of the older generation. He was born August 5, 1835, in Farmersville, Cattaraugus County, New York, and came to the west in 1840. In 1849 he became a resident of Utah, and in 1862 removed to Arizona, coming to New Mexico twenty years later, or in 1882.

He was one of the earlier pioneers of the Mormons in all these territories, and has lived continuously upon the frontier, bearing his part in promoting the work of development and progress in these different localities.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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