Afton Heritage Hall of Fame


Morris J. Hale was born in Grantsville, Utah, in 1878.  He came to
Afton in 1886. Morris spent his life serving Afton and his Church. 
While he was Mayor in 1912, he initiated building Aftonís first water
system, and in 1931 updated it using spring water directly from
Swift Creek Canyon for Town water for the first time.  He loved
working with youth, and was devoted to helping them become
honorable citizens. He was a businessman, a farmer and a
dedicated family man.  He and Lois raised a large, righteous family.

∑ Afton Marshal: 1903 - 1905
∑ Afton Town Councilman:  1907 - 1911
∑ Afton Mayor for six terms:  1911, 1912, 1918, 1919, 1930, 1931
∑ LDS Mission to Northern States:  1915 - 1917
∑ Star Valley Stake Mission President: 1927
∑ Director of Star Valley Creamery: 1932 - 1943
∑ Owner Afton Harness Shop: 1918 - 1943
∑ Star Valley Stake and Ward Young Menís Superintendent
∑ Boy Scouts of America Scout Master
Morris James Hale
1878 - 1943