Class of 1885 H.S.


Alphabetical Alumni
Allen, William (1884, 1885)

Allen, William (1884, 1885)

William Allen

BY Academy High School Class of 1884 and 1885. William Allen received a certificate of proficiency in Physiology. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 13, 1884. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy High School Class of 1885. William Allen received a Teacher's Certificate. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885.

Anderson, Andrew B. (1885, 86)

Anderson, Andrew B. (1885, 86)
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Andrew and 2 Anderson

BY Academy High School Commercial Class of 1885, High School Class of 1886, and Collegiate Class of 1895. A. B. Anderson [Andrew Bjrring (sic) Anderson.] Awarded Assistant Teacher's Certificate. Source: The (Provo) Daily Enquirer, May 25, 1886. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1895. Andrew B. Anderson. On May 23, 1895, he received both a [high school equivalent] Commercial College Diploma and also his B. Pd. Degree. Source 1: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 18. Source 2: Salt Lake Tribune, May 24, 1895. ~ ~ ~ ~ Photograph, Class of 1895. A. B. Anderson (male) appears in a photograph held by the BYU Archives purporting to be "the graduating Class of 1895" (UAP 2 Folder 038). ~ ~ ~ ~ IS THIS? Andrew B. Anderson, born September 14, 1866 in Ephriam, Utah. His parents are Andrew Rasmus Anderson and Mary Ann [or Mariane] Pederson Anderson. Andrew B. Anderson married twice: to Hannah Evans of September 12, 1888 in Manti, Utah; and to Anne Sophia Skinner. Andrew Bjrring Anderson died of "old age" on April 24, 1962 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His interment, Lehi City Cemetery, Utah. [Bjrring = Bjorring?]

Anderson, Joseph J. (1885-1888)

Anderson, Joseph J. (1885-1888)

Joseph Anderson

BY Academy High School Class of 1885, 1886, 1888. Joseph J. Anderson received a Teacher's Certificate. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy High School Class of 1886. Joseph J. Anderson. Awarded Teacher's Certificate (sic), and Special Certificate in Physiology & Hygiene. He spoke at Commencement on May 21, 1886 "In Behalf of Theological Organization". Source: The (Provo) Daily Enquirer, May 21 and 25, 1886. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy High School Class of 1888. Joseph A. Anderson received a Diploma: Rhetoric, Physics, Domestic Science, General Chemistry, Descriptive Astronomy. Source: Deseret Evening News, May 28, 1888.

Beazer, Albert

Beazer, Albert

Albert Beazer

BY Academy High School Class of 1884 and 1885. Albert Beazer received certificates of proficiency in Physical Geography and Bookkeeping. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 13, 1884. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Albert Beazer received a Teacher's Certificate. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885.

Beck, Thomas H., Jr.

Beck, Thomas H., Jr.

Thomas Beck

BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Thbomas H. Beck, Jr., received a Certificate in Commercial Studies. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885.

Billings, Evelyn  [Evlyn]

Billings, Evelyn [Evlyn]

Evelyn Billings

BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Evelyn Billings received a Teacher's Certificate. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885.

Bowman, Henry Eyring, Jr.

Bowman, Henry Eyring, Jr.
Provo, Utah US

Henry and Eva Bowman

BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Henry E. Bowman received a Teacher's Certificate. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1885. Henry E. Bowman received a Certificate of Efficiency in Science. Sources: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885. ~ ~ ~ ~ Henry Eyring Bowman, Jr., was born on August 9, 1886 in St. George, Utah. His parents were Henry Eyring Bowman, Sr., and Mary Bertha Gubler. He married Eva Sarah Done on June 3, 1908 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on October 13, 1933 in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery.

Boyer, Lulu [Lula]

Boyer, Lulu [Lula]

Lulu Boyer

BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Lulu Boyer (or Lula) received a Teacher's Certificate. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885.

Christensen, Joseph Geo. [Christenson,]

Christensen, Joseph Geo. [Christenson,]
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Joseph and 2 Christensen

BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Joseph G. Christenson [actually Christensen] received a Certificate in Commercial Studies. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885. ~ ~ ~ ~ Joseph George Christensen was born on February 24, 1865 [or 1866] in Aarhus, Denmark. His parents were Emanuel Christensen and Rasmine Larsdatter Christensen. He married twice: ~ ~ first, to Dorthea Marie Mogensen on December 31, 1890. Dorthea was born on July 23, 1865 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Her parents were Peter [Peder] Monsen [Mogensen - "g" is silent] and Dorthe Marie Christensen Mogensen. She died on September 1, 1899 at the age of 34. Her interment, Mt. Pleasant, Utah. ~ ~ He second married Frances [Francis] Elizabeth Ellison on October 1, 1902. Frances was born on June 7, 1879 in Nephi, Utah. Her parents were John William Ellison and Mary Amanda Miller Ellison. She died on February 21, 1947. Joseph G. Christensen died on July 17, 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah.

Clark, Amasa Lyman

Clark, Amasa Lyman
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Amasa & Alice/Susie Clark

Class of 1885? Amasa Lyman Clark. Born June 6, 1865, in Farmington, Utah. His parents were Ezra Thompson Clark and Mary Stevenson Clark. He first married Alice Charlotte Steed on December 16, 1885 in Logan, Utah. They had three sons and a daughter. Alice died in 1895. Amasa second married Susan Jane (Susie) Duncan on March 31, 1897 in Salt Lake City, and she was the mother of four sons and one daughter. Amasa L. Clark died on May 25, 1868 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at 103 years of age. His interment, Farmington, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ His early schooling was in Farmington, Utah, in a one-room schoolhouse. He came to BYA in 1883 for two years. He then attended the University of Utah for one year. Banker, following in the footsteps of his father, Ezra T. Clark. Church leader, also Mayor of Farmington for two terms. Vice President of BYU Emeritus Club 1960-1968. [Brief profile in The Sons of Brigham by T. Earl Pardoe, 1969, pp. 29-31.]

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.

Cutler, Allen R.

Cutler, Allen R.

Allen Cutler

BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Allen R. Cutler received a Certificate in Commercial Studies. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885.

Jensen, Maria Saphrona [Saphronia]

Jensen, Maria Saphrona [Saphronia]
Moroni, Utah US

Maria and John Morley

Class of 188?. Maria Saphrona Jensen. She married _____ Morley. ~ ~ ~ ~ My grandmother, Maria Saphrona Jensen Morley attended BYU Academy in the late 1800's. She went on to teach in a little one-room schoolhouse in Moroni. She knew how important education was and inspired my dad to excel in academics, and in 1922, Alonzo John Morley came to BYU. He studied drama, designed stage sets, put on plays, dragged scenery up and down stairs and across the street south to the scene shop. He even cast me at age four, in one of the plays. He met my mom Eloise Stewart Morley in the Little Theater in the college hall building. There was a mirror on the wall. Mom was on the stage giving a talk when both she and my dad glanced in the mirror at the same time. Dad winked at her, she dissolved in laughter. That began their courtship and here I am as a result. Dad changed from drama to speech pathology. He was the first person in the world to obtain a Ph.D. in that field. His office was in the lower southeast corner of the college hall building. There was a small laboratory adjacent to his office. He smoked his own graph paper so he could record the breathing of his students. He was a genuine pioneer in his field. One day dad stepped out of his office for a moment, and when he returned the heavy heating radiator had fallen from the ceiling, and crashed down on his desk exactly where he had been moments before. Whew! What a narrow escape! I attended K-9 at BYU Training School. I remember in second grade being so crushed because I didn't receive as many valentines as others in the class, when I'd given every one a valentine cookie. Our third grade class with teacher Flora Fischer walked to Fred Baird's home to see a honeybee operation. The same teacher scolded me for writing a "love note" to a boy in the class. She also taught us how to draw trees and mountains. I learned to count to 100 that year. Our sixth grade teacher: Mr. Tuttle taught us about the movement of the sun by laying large sheets of paper on the ground, in both November and May. The size of the shadows of George Ballif and I were traced and the summer/winter shadows were compared. The winter shadows were longer than the May ones. I don't know how Mr. Tuttle was able to teach us as there was a constant Thump! Thump! Thump! The Men's Gym classes were held on the third floor above our class. In junior high, Curtis Colvin made my life miserable by teasing me. He'd grab my purse and fling it from the top of the third floor stairs and I'd have to run down three flights of stairs to retrieve it. Also in junior high, I was devastated when I tried out for the part of a pretty, young maiden, and instead was cast as a CAT! My parents convinced me of the importance of supporting actors and that it took "real acting" to play a cat. Mr. Steineckert was our teacher. In college we raced back and forth, up and down between the women's gym, the Grant library, the old J.S. building, down the hill to the education building, up the creaking stairs, engulfed by the foul odors from Uncle Joseph K. Nicholes' chemistry lab to the top floor for art classes with B.F. Larson and Roman Andrus, up and way out to the North Building for Sociology classes with Dr. Reed Bradford and Dr. Wilford Smith. I returned to BYU and got a masters degree in Elementary Education. I was asked to teach a nursery school training class in the basement of the education building. I had enjoyed the student teachers. The toilet was in the classroom up on a pedestal with stairs leading up to it. No privacy. I had a couple of my own kids who didn't get along. They attended counseling services in the academy building. Much later, my daughter Lindy Fonoimoana Carlson took Special Ed. Classes in the basement and first floor of the Education building in 1973-75. She remembers that one of her best teachers was a blind gentleman. She graduated in 1975, was married three days later in the Manti Temple, moved to Tahiti, raised five children, and now operates a childcare center there. Presently I have a grandchild, Masina Marie Tutor, who is starting her freshman year, and will occasionally use the "new library" at Academy Square. Watching the deterioration of my old school was devastating. Though I lived in Hawaii until 1989, on trips back here I wrote letters to the editor, campaigned, passed out flyers, attended meetings, raked leaves, participated in the Haunted House, swept out rooms, made monetary contributions, and prayed I'd win the sweepstakes so I could help save the buildings. I hoped all four could be saved but finally had to be satisfied with the Education Building, so now this marvelous building restoration. is the result of the efforts of all of us who worked to save it. By Marilyn Morley Washburn, Provo. [Provo Daily Herald, September 7, 2001.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Maria Sophronia Jensen was born circa 1865, Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah. She married John Isaac Morley circa 1908, Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah.

Miner, Lawrence A.

Miner, Lawrence A.
Nephi, Utah US

Lawrence Miner

Class of 1885? Lawrence A. Miner was born in Salt Lake City, son of the late Justice Miner of the Supreme Court of Utah. Graduate of BY High School, the University of Utah, and of the law department of the University of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Practiced law nine years in Utah. Family man, four children. Endorsed as a Candidate for Judge by many prominent jurists and attorneys of the state. [Republican, October 30, 1918, Parowan Times newspaper.]

Nield, Luke C.

Nield, Luke C.

Luke Nield

BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Luke C. Nield received a Teacher's Certificate. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy High School Class of 1886. Luke C. Nield. Awarded Teacher's Certificate. Source: The (Provo) Daily Enquirer, May 25, 1886.

Pace, Luie [Louie]

Pace, Luie [Louie]

Luie Pace

BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Luie Pace [female] received a Teacher's Certificate. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885. ~ ~ ~ ~ Louie Pace [female] was born December 26, 1863 in Payson, Utah. Her parents were Sidney Pace and Mary J. Fairbanks Pace. She is deceased.

Rawlings, William S.

Rawlings, William S.

William Rawlings

BY Academy High School Class of 1885. William S. Rawlings received a Certificate in Commercial Studies. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy High School Class of 1886. William S. Rawlings. Awarded Teacher's Certificate. Source: The (Provo) Daily Enquirer, May 25, 1886.

Roberts, Mattie

Roberts, Mattie

Mattie Roberts

BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Mattie E. Roberts received a Teacher's Certificate. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885.

Robinson, Edward W.

Robinson, Edward W.
Midvale, Utah US

Edward & Elizabeth Robinson

BY Academy High School Class of 1884 and 1885. Edward Robinson. Graduated Friday, June 13, 1884, with a Normal diploma. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 13, 1884. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Edward (middle initial W. in one place, E. in another place) Robinson received a Teacher's Certificate. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885. ~ ~ ~ ~ Edward William Robinson was born July 10, 1866 in American Fork, Utah. His parents were Edward Robinson and Sarah Elizabeth Harrington Robinson. He married Elizabeth Rachel Holdaway on July 20, 1887 in Logan, Utah. He died on April 10, 1924 in Midvale, Utah. Interment, Logan, Utah.

Ronnow, Charles

Ronnow, Charles

Charles Ronnow

BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Charles Ronnow received a Certificate in Commercial Studies. Source 1: Deseret News, June 25, 1885. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885.

Shelley, Mary E. (1885)

Shelley, Mary E. (1885)

Mary Shelley

BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Mary E. Shelley received a Teacher's Certificate. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885.

Sowards, Nelson General

Sowards, Nelson General
Vernal, Utah US

Nelson and Mary Sowards

BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Nelson Sowards received a Certificate in Commercial Studies. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885. ~ ~ ~ ~ Nelson General Sowards was born January 22, 1862 in Pike County, Kentucky. His parents were Moses Ford Sowards and Eliza Branham Gannon. He married Mary Eliza Gibson [or Kegibson] in about 1887 in Pike County, Kentucky [or August 10, 1893 in Salt Lake City, Utah]. He died on January 14, 1946 in Vernal, Utah.

Watson, Maggie J.

Watson, Maggie J.

Maggie Watson

BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Maggie J. Watson received a Teacher's Certificate. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885.

Wilson, Guy Carleton

Wilson, Guy Carleton
Provo, Utah US

Guy Wilson

BY Academy Collegiate Graduate, Class of 1900, Faculty. Guy Carleton Wilson. He received a Diploma: Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.). Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 2, 1900. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: He was a 1900 Collegiate Graduate of BYA. His Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.), was awarded at Commencement Exercises held on Monday Evening, May 28, 1900. Source 2: 1900 Commencement Program, BYU Special Collections, UA 1008, Box 1, Folder 2. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 3: Guy C. Wilson, B.Pd. Degree, Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 30. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Guy C. Wilson was a Theology teacher during the 1932-1933 and 1933-1934 school years. ~ ~ ~ ~ Guy Carlton Wilson was born April 10, 1864 in Fairview, Utah. His parents were Lycurgus Wilson and Lois Ann Stevens Wilson. Guy was the fourth child of eight. He attended Brigham Young Academy, and was taught by Karl G. Maeser. He appears to have graduated from the BYA high school curriculum between 1882 and 1885. He taught school at Fairview from 1885 to 1895, interrupted only by an LDS mission, which he filled mainly with no funds, to the Southern States between 1886 and 1888. In 1896-1897 he was a student instructor at BYA "on a salary too small to mention" taking the degree B.Pd. in 1900.