Class of 1882 H.S.


Alphabetical Alumni
Bagley, John Allen

Bagley, John Allen
Montpelier, Idaho US

John + 3 Bagley

Class of 1882. John Allen Bagley. ~ ~ ~ ~ His biography: John Allen Bagley, a native of Utah and honor graduate of the Brigham Young Academy high school Class of 1882, served as Attorney General of the State of Idaho and City Attorney for Montpelier, Idaho. He was born in Draper, Utah on May 16, 1862. That was the day the State of Tennessee was officially admitted to the Confederate States of America. John A. was a son of John Grant Bagley and Margaret Mary Jane "Mary" Allen Bagley. John G. Bagley had been born April 30, 1936 in New Brunswick, Canada. His mother Mary was born in Kentucky in 1844, and was reputed to be a descendant of Ethan Allan. His mother and President Ulysses S. Grant were cousins. John Grant Bagley moved to Salt Lake City in 1852 and was engaged in the timber business most of his life. He continued in that line until 1864, when he moved to Bear Lake County, Idaho. There he acquired a tract of land which he improved, developed and operated. He was always active in the affairs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and warmly interested in all its good works. His wife, Mary, died in September 1916. John G. Bagley retired and lived in Montpelier. He died on February 10, 1923 in Dingle, Idaho, and was buried in Montpelier. ~ ~ ~ ~ John A. Bagley, BYA Class of 1882, was educated in the district schools of Bear Lake County. When John A. was in his teen years, he went to Utah to continue his education, where he attended Brigham Young Academy in Provo. While attending school in Provo, he met Reed Smoot, also Class of 1882, who would become a lifelong friend. In later years, John A. and Reed would serve in government together. One of Johnís mentors at the Academy was Principal Karl G. Maeser, who encouraged him to study law. Then twenty years old, he graduated with honors in the BYA Class of 1882. In 1886 he went to Ann Arbor, Michigan and graduated in law and civil engineering in 1888 from the University of Michigan. He returned to Idaho and launched a career practicing law, while devoting some time to engineering. In 1903-05 Mr. Bagley served as Attorney General of Idaho, bringing his ability and legal knowledge to bear on the duties of that important office. His son, L. Loraine Bagley, was private secretary to his father while holding the office of Attorney General. In addition to carrying on his law practice in Montpelier, he also maintained an office at Salt Lake City, of which his son, Loraine, took charge. ~ ~ ~ ~ On August 2, 1883, John A. Bagley married Sarah E. Lawson, and they became the parents of one child, L. Loraine Bagley, born on May 7, 1884. Mrs. Bagley died in March, 1885. ~ ~ ~ ~ On August 15, 1888, Mr. Bagley married a second wife, Nina Furrow, and they became the parents of nine children: Van Horn, Moretta, Almorean, Hawley. Lucille and Nina B.; and three children who died in infancy. Mrs. Nina Bagley died November 11, 1905. ~ ~ ~ ~ On January 6, 1907, John A. Bagley married a third time, to Mary M. Peterson, of Bear Lake County, and to this union four children were born, namely: Grant, John A., Jr., Major, and Virginia. Mrs. Mary M. Bagley died in October, 1918, during the terrible influenza epidemic. John A. Bagley served as city attorney of Montpelier for a number of years, at a salary of twenty-five dollars per year. He was a partner of Judge Alfred Budge in Montpelier for several years, and also maintained offices in Paris, Idaho for a considerable time. Politically Mr. Bagley was a Republican and was an active worker on behalf of his party. In church affairs he was no less active, and filled a two-year mission in the Northwestern States Mission for the advancement of the work of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was the first man from this part of Idaho to enter an eastern college, and he was generally regarded as one of the most cultured and capable lawyers who practiced at the bar of Idaho during his lifetime. He died October 9, 1941 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 79. He is buried in Montpelier, Idaho. Thanks to History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains, James Henry Hawley, 1920, pp.430-433. ~ ~ ~ ~ Viewing His Life With Perspective. Here is an excerpt from a chapter written by Marty Ann Halverson, a great grand-daughter of John Allen Bagley: John Allen Bagley began drinking socially during his service as Attorney General of Idaho, in 1902. He was a big fish in a little pond, and keenly aware of it. Although he was highly respected and admired in Idaho, Idaho was considered a primitive and rough place in the larger context of the United States. John was associating with educated and privileged society from the east, probably a little intimidating for a young man of humble, pioneer stock. It is easy to imagine the temptations he faced as a naive Mormon boy from Montpelier. He could not have known that alcoholism is a disease and that for an alcoholic "social drinking" is impossible. He developed an addiction to wine. Modern medicine indicates that the same gene is responsible for migraine headaches, motion sickness, depression and alcoholism. A person with that gene can suffer from any or all of these problems. Descendants of John Allen Bagley should realize that a tendency to addiction could be genetic. Did John suffer from depression as well? The circumstances of tragic death and sorrow during his life suggest that possibility. Some members of the family remember hearing rumors that John used laudanum, as well. Laudanum was a popular drug at the time, recommended by doctors as a pain killer, sleeping medicine and anti-depressant. Laudanum was self-administered, cut from a brick the size and texture of a pound of butter, and then diluted or "cut" with a small amount of alcohol. Laudanum is a solution containing morphine, prepared from opium. Later, a milder but similar solution became paregoric, a regulated medication. If John did use this drug, perhaps for migraine headaches, it is likely he became addicted to it. Alcohol and laudanum would actually contribute to the very conditions they supposedly cured. John's grandchildren had a very different experience with him than those who knew him well as a younger man. Marie Bagley was afraid of him. Gerald Bagley recalled that "he smelled funny," and Melvin Bagley said his father, Hawley, had to "carry Grandpa home from bars when he was drunk. He seemed cold and uninterested in us kids." Some of his grandchildren thought he was mean, and that he became frightening and angry when their father Hawley would not bring him wine. John's choices probably seemed justifiable to him in the beginning, yet the consequences of those choices may have rendered him unable to escape. Alcohol and drug addiction, even if entered into innocently, could certainly have changed John's personality. Marjorie Turner, another granddaughter, said her brothers Stuart and Ben had opposite memories of John Allen. His son Loraine gave him work in his Salt Lake law office. Loraine's son, Ben, remembered his grandfather as "almost a bum, begging clients for quarters." The other son, Stuart, remembered John A. as always looking dapper in a starched white shirt and suspenders. John apparently struck people in very different ways. John Allen Bagley has been described as poetic, brilliant, honorable, eloquent, warm, capable and loyal to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has also been described as a boozer, womanizer, "scheming backroom politician," and "a damned drunk." The real man was probably neither as good or as bad as he is portrayed. Like most of us, he was most likely somewhere in between. His life should be viewed with perspective, balancing the admirable qualities with the objectionable details, tempering our judgment with our personal shortcomings, appreciating his worthy contributions and perhaps pondering his mistakes. It's fun to play the devil's advocate. I think there's something heroic in just about everybody when you know get to know them, warts and all. Source

Berglund, Oscar Beck

Berglund, Oscar Beck
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Oscar and Jane Berglund

BY Academy High School Class of 1881 and 1882. Oscar Berglund. Commercial. Certificate in Bookkeeping and Commercial Arithmetic, 1881. Source: The Territorial Enquirer, June 22, 1881, Provo, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy High School Class of 1882. Oscar Berglund. Graduated June 16, 1882. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882. ~ ~ ~ ~ O. B. [Oscar Beck] Berglund was born on November 17, 1858 in Fredrickshaven, Hjorring Ampt., Denmark. His parents were Carl Fredrick Berglund and Lucy (Lucie) Maria Beck Berglund. Oscar married Jane Watson Ferguson on April 18, 1917. Jane was born on October 27, 1885 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Her parents were John Belches Ferguson and Margaret Tillus Ferguson. Jane died on August 20, 1972 in Ogden, Utah. Her interment, Spanish Fork, Utah. Oscar B. Berglund died on October 23, 1930. His interment, Gunnison City Cemetery, Utah.

Christensen, Annie (1882)

Christensen, Annie (1882)

Annie Christensen

BY Academy High School Class of 1882. Annie Christensen. Graduated June 16, 1882 with Normal certificate only (assistant teacher). 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882. [Note: There are so many women named Annie Christensen during this period, that we need her middle name or parents' names.]

Collett, William G.

Collett, William G.

William Collett

BY Academy High School Class of 1882 and 1885. William Collett. Graduated June 16, 1882 with Mercantile Bookkeeping certificate. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy High School Class of 1885. William G. Collett received a Teacher's Certificate. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1885. William G. Collett received a Certificate of Efficiency in Science. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885.

Combs, Isaiah M. Jr. [Coombs,]

Combs, Isaiah M. Jr. [Coombs,]
Provo, Utah US

Isaiah Combs or Coombs

BY Academy High School Class of 1882. Isaiah M. Coombs, Jr. (sometimes Combs). Graduated June 16, 1882. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882. ~ ~ ~ ~ Mentioned as a continuing Normal student in the 1881 Principal's Report of Karl G. Maeser, The Territorial Enquirer, Provo, Utah June 22, 1881. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Isaiah Combs, Jr., Training School and Drawing teacher, 1883-1884.

Cooper, Sarah

Cooper, Sarah

Sarah Cooper

BY Academy High School Class of 1882, Normal diploma. Sarah Cooper. Graduated June 16, 1882. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882.

Cox, Euphrasia

Cox, Euphrasia
Provo, Utah US

Euphrasia Miner

BY Academy High School Class of 1882. Euphrasia Cox. Graduated June 16, 1882. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff, Training School, 1881-1884. Married _____ Miner.

Curtis, Selena

Curtis, Selena
Payson, Utah US

Selena and James Brown

BY Academy High School Class of 1882. Selena Curtis. Graduated June 16, 1882. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882. ~ ~ ~ ~ Selena Charlotte Curtis was born on November 23, 1862 in Payson, Utah. Her parents were George Curtis and Emma Whaley Curtis. She married James Lehi Brown on September 18, 1883 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died on January 7, 1907, in Payson.

Evans, Eleazer

Evans, Eleazer
Lehi, Utah US

Eleazer Evans

BY Academy High School Class of 1882 (secondary) [and 1883 (collegiate)]. Eleazer Evans of Lehi, Utah. Graduated June 16, 1882 with Mercantile Bookkeeping certificate. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYA High School Class of 1883. Graduated Friday, June 15, 1883, but with a "collegiate" Normal diploma with an emphasis in Science. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 15, 1883.

Friel, Kate

Friel, Kate
Provo, Utah US

Kate Friel

BY Academy High School Class of 1882. Kate Friel. Graduated June 16, 1882. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882. Faculty & Staff, Training School, 1881-1884.

Harvey, Flora

Harvey, Flora

Flora Harvey

BY Academy High School Class of 1882. Flora Harvey. Graduated June 16, 1882. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882. ~ ~ ~ ~ Mentioned as a continuing Normal student in the 1881 Principal's Report of Karl G. Maeser, The Territorial Enquirer, Provo, Utah, June 22, 1881.

Kofford, Fidelia

Kofford, Fidelia

Delia Kofford

BY Academy High School Class of 1882, Fidelia Kofford, Normal diploma. ~ ~ Faculty & Staff, Delia Kofford, Training School, 1881-1884. ~ ~ Fidelia Kofford (once misspelled Roffoed). Graduated June 16, 1882. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882.

Larsen, Annie (1882)

Larsen, Annie (1882)

Annie Larsen

BY Academy High School Class of 1882. Annie Larsen. Graduated June 16, 1882. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882.

Nelson, Joseph (1882-83-84-90)

Nelson, Joseph (1882-83-84-90)
Moroni, Utah US

Joseph Nelson

BY Academy High School Class of 1882, 1883, 1884 and 1890. Joseph Nelson of Moroni, Utah. Graduated June 16, 1882 with Mercantile Bookkeeping certificate. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882. ~ ~ BYA High School Class of 1883. Joseph Nelson of Moroni, Utah. Graduated Friday, June 15, 1883, with a Normal diploma. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 15, 1883. Also received a Bookkeeping certificate, a Mathematics certificate, and a Physics certificate, on Friday, June 15, 1883. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 15, 1883. ~ ~ BY Academy High School Class of 1884. Joseph Nelson. Graduated Friday, June 13, 1884, with a Normal diploma. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 13, 1884. ~ ~ BY Academy High School Class of 1884. Joseph Nelson received a certificate of proficiency in Political Science. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 13, 1884. BY Academy High School Class of 1890. Joseph Nelson, Bookkeeping. Source: Utah Enquirer, May 23, 1890. ~ ~ Question: Is there more than one Joseph Nelson involved at BYA during these years?

Nelson, Nels Lars

Nelson, Nels Lars
Provo, Utah US

N. L. & Maude Nelson

BY Academy High School Class of 1882, Collegiate Class of 1887. Faculty. Nels Nelson. Graduated June 16, 1882. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1897. Nels L. Nelson. Received the degree of Bachelor of Didactics (B. D.) in May of 1897. Source: The (Provo) Daily Enquirer, May 27, 1897. ~ ~ ~ ~ Mentioned as a continuing Normal student in the 1881 Principal's Report of Karl G. Maeser, The Territorial Enquirer, Provo, Utah, June 22, 1881. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Nels L. Nelson, English and Spanish teacher, 1883-1920. Fifth Principal of Brigham Young Academy from 1900 to 1904. He married Maude Noble , who was was born on February 1, 1879 in Kanab, Kane County, Utah. She died on January 9, 1954 in Downey, Bannock County, Idaho and was buried in Downey. Nels Lars Nelson married Maude on May 25, 1904 in Salt Lake City, Utah. An incident in the Onedia Stake Academy in Preston, Idaho: Mark Hart remembered his former teacher N. L. Nelson. "Man, how he could concentrate!" he recalled. "When he had his nose in a book he was gone. I whispered to a kid next to me. I'll bet I can sneak right out of that window and he'll never notice. "I inched over to the wall, like this, stopped and checked him -- he was still lost -- and then I inched along some more. I slipped out the open window, went around to the front steps, into the hall, then sneaked back into my seat. He didn't notice at all." ~ ~ ~ ~ After serving as principal at BY Academy in Provo, Nels Lars Nelson became a BYU English professor, and in 1904, he became the editor of a new periodical. It was called The Mormon Point of View. After only four issues the publication ceased. A single bound volume of The Mormon Point of View can be found in the UCLA Research Library. In 1898, Nels Lars Nelson had published Preaching and Public Speaking, an effort to provide useful advice and raise the level of preaching in the church. In 1904, he also published Scientific Aspects of Mormonism. Brother Nelson, usually known by his initials N. L., had a lively, inquiring mind and a vigorous, compelling style of writing. During its brief lifetime, The Mormon Point of View published nine articles, stories, or poems, including: --"Human Side of the Book of Mormon." Here Nelson explored the textual changes, mostly grammatical, in subsequent editions after 1830. Inevitably, he also addressed the nature of the translation and the presence of Bible passages in the Book of Mormon. Not the last word, this article is nevertheless provocative and worth reading. --"Learning to Read Up Hill." Someone complained that the new magazine was too difficult. Editor Nelson was unsympathetic. "I cannot and will not reduce the whole thing down to thin soup once more, to suit his watery mental digestion," he wrote. I wonder what he would say about the non-readers among us a century later, those whose intake of ideas comes from movies and television. --"The Spiritual Life." Analyzing several metaphors employed by Jesus, Nelson went on for 78 pages. =="The Harris-Anthon Episode." Martin Harris and Charles Anthon both told about the famous interview. Since Anthon contradicted himself, Nelson said, Harris is the more reliable. He was sufficiently satisfied after meeting to invest a sizeable sum of money in the publication of the Book of Mormon. --"The Mormon Family." Although plural marriage is briefly mentioned, the main point of this article is to praise the "fruitfulness" of Mormon families. A century later, when fertility in many countries is below the 2.1 required for replacement, we are awed as Nelson describes families of five to twelve children for each mother. -- A short story by a young woman in one of Nelson's classes rounded out the contents of the periodical's first and only volume. Nelson had hoped to sell two thousand copies, which would have returned a modest profit to him as editor. He did not come even close to his goal, and the venture failed financially. N. L. Nelson had built up a sufficient reputation for loyalty that the First Presidency gave his project their endorsement. But in their letter we notice a recognition of the financial risks. "As far as we are concerned, we should very much like to see a magazine published such as you have outlined; it would undoubtedly be a credit both to you as its publisher and to our community. But will it pay financially, and can it be done without financial injury to yourself and family? . . . To be frank with you, we are afraid it will not pay." They were right. After the fourth issue, completing the first volume, The Mormon Point of View folded.

Page, Annie Maria

Page, Annie Maria
Logan, Utah US

Annie and Samuel Rich

BY Academy High School Class of 1882. Annie Page. Graduated June 16, 1882. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882. Faculty & Staff, Training School, 1881-1884. ~ ~ ~ ~ Anna Maria [or Marie] Page was born on April 26, 1858 in Santaquin, Utah. Her parents were Jonathan Socwell Page, Sr., and Mary Leever Page. She married Samuel Joseph Rich on April 6, 1884 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Samuel Joseph Rich was born on May 1, 1860 in Centerville, Davis County, Utah. His parents were Charles Coulson Rich and Emmeline Grover Rich. He died on December 8, 1916 in Los Angeles,California. His interment, Blackfoot, Idaho. Annie Page Rich died on November 1, 1940 in Logan, Utah. Her interment, Blackfoot, Idaho. ~ ~ ~ ~ [Note: In the 1880 US Census of Provo, Utah, Annie Page is shown as a female, birth year about 1861, born in Utah, age 19, in school, single, and living in the household of "Lafroni Simonde" -- relationship: Other. "Lafroni Simonde" is listed as a female 25-year-old telegraph operator, married, born about 1855 in Utah.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Annie's brother, Jonathan Socwell Page, Jr., served on the BYA Board of Trustees from 1903 until his death in 1918.

Robinson, Sarah Elizabeth

Robinson, Sarah Elizabeth
Provo, Utah US

Sarah and Alma Holdaway

BY Academy High School Class of 1882. Sarah Robinson. Graduated June 16, 1882. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882. ~ ~ ~ ~ Sarah Elizabeth Robinson was born December 31, 1863 in American Fork, Utah. Her parents were Edward Robinson and Sarah Elizabeth Harrington. She married Joseph Alma Holdaway [BYA HS Class of 1889] on July 28, 1886 in Logan, Utah. She died on February 14, 1923 in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo, Utah.

Roueche, John

Roueche, John

John Roueche

BY Academy High School Class of 1882. William Collett. Graduated June 16, 1882 with Mercantile Bookkeeping certificate. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882.

Snow, George Albert

Snow, George Albert
Los Angeles, California US

George and Effie Snow

BY Academy High School Class of 1882. George A. Snow. Graduated June 16, 1882 with Mercantile Bookkeeping certificate. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882. ~ ~ ~ ~ George Albert Snow was born October 31, 1863 in St. George, Utah. His parents were Erastus Fairbanks Snow and Artemesia Beeman [or Beaman]. He married Effie Luvera Stoddard on June 10, 1886 in Milford, Utah. He died on December 15, 1939, in Los Angeles, California. Interment, Los Angeles, California.

Swarthout, Ettie

Swarthout, Ettie

Ettie Swarthout

BY Academy High School Class of 1882 ~ Honorary. Ettie Swarthout. Mentioned as a continuing Normal student in the 1881 Principal's Report of Karl G. Maeser, The Territorial Enquirer, Provo, Utah, June 22, 1881.

Thompson, Orvil

Thompson, Orvil
Scipio, Utah US

Orvil Thompson

BY Academy High School Classes of 1882 and 1883. Orvil Thompson. Graduated June 16, 1882 with Mercantile Bookkeeping certificate. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882. BYA High School Class of 1883. "Arville" Thompson of Scipio, Utah. Graduated Friday, June 15, 1883, with a Surveying certificate. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 15, 1883.

Watkins, Charles

Watkins, Charles

Charles Watkins

BY Academy High School Class of 1882. Charles Watkins. Graduated June 16, 1882. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882.

White, William S.

White, William S.

William White

BY Academy High School Class of 1882. William S. White. Graduated June 16, 1882 with Mercantile Bookkeeping certificate. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882.