Della (top right) as a child
I have been asked to give a tribute for my sister Della Hickenlooper Barker, born in Pleasant View, Utah Sept. 24, 1888 passed away April 30, 1968 in Rexburg, Idaho, daughter of Charles A. Hickenlooper and Medora Blanchard Hickenlooper. She lacked a few months of being 80 years of age.
[ JBO Note: The best source of information about Emma Bocock is a sketch written in the 1930s by Mabel Law Atkinson, a granddaughter–which is almost completely transcribed here. But there are difficulties with this account. Part of the problem is that there is no family organization devoted to the Bocock sisters themselves, and in the case of Emma, only to the Law or Blanchard patriarchs who then become the “heroes” of their narratives. These stories come from the family of Francis J. (Frank) Law, Emma’s only surviving child by her first husband, Charles Law.
With other interesting facts in the lives of the Beal Families. Information was gathered from reliable genealogical and other records. The story as given by William Beal’s daughter, Harriet Salvina Beal Millet, to his granddaughter, Cora Anna Beal Peterson, the daughter of John Alma Beal, and her friends. Many times we gathered about Aunt Harriet (Mommie Millet) to hear again the story of her and her father and family crossing the plains. I have heard it many times and to the best of my ability I give it here.
(Cara Anna Beal Peterson)