Elden Edward Hadfield

Elden Edward Hadfield was born on October 15, 1916 at Grouse Creek, Utah, also in the one room log cabin with Grandma Hadfield in attendance. His parents were William and Grace Jorgensen Hadfield. He grew up enjoying and experiencing the carefree days with his siblings. Regardless of the remoteness of school, and home, the teachers were the best and great educational opportunities were provided. As his schooling at Grouse Creek came to a close, he attended Logan Senior High School with Ronald and Myrl and graduated along with Ronald.  After graduation he worked odd jobs as taxi driver, etc., and the Logan City Diesel Plant.

Gordon, Ronald, Grace, Norman, William, Elden & Myrl Hadfield

Their father, William died in 1929 just 2 days before his 43 birthday after being hospitalized for several months.

Elden and Sarah met and were married on December 31, 1941 in Preston, Idaho, later sealed in the Logan Temple on May 11, 1953. Rather than be drafted, the eligible Hadfield boys joined a branch of the service of their choice, except Norman, who was drafted. Elden enlisted with the Merchant Marines and served there during World War II. Elden worked as an engineer with Utah Construction and did a lot of moving. His longest time was in Australia.

Back Row: William, Grace, Gordon, Myrl – Second Row: Elden, Norman, Ronald – Front Row: Max, Nina, Amy, Vonda

He later established his own drapery business in Salt Lake City and has been highly successful, also received patents for several drapery rod inventions. He has served as Bishop, High Councilor, Stake and Ward Missionary Leader inSalt Lake and was an officiator in the Salt Lake Temple.

Elden and Sarah have three daughters, one son, and twenty-three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Archie Toyn & Elden Hadfield