Class of 1893 H.S.


Alphabetical Alumni
411, Class of 1893

411, Class of 1893

Class of 1893 411

Class of 1893.

The ten members of the Class of 1893 listed below were found in Book 1, Students Record of Class Standings, B.Y. Academy, in the BYU Records Office. We are grateful to Scott Cowley for researching these names. In addition, he found four graduates who received B.Pd. degrees, listed in the collegiate Class of 1893.

Aitken, Jane Ann

Aitken, Jane Ann
Spanish Fork, Utah US

Jane and Llewelyn Thomas

BY Academy High School Class of 1893. Jane Aitken. She received a Primary Certificate [for teaching younger grades only]. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, book 1, page 1. ~ ~ ~ ~ Jane Ann Aitken was born on June 4, 1874 in Lake Shore, Utah County, Utah. Her parents were James Aitken and Mary Ferguson Aitken. Jane married Llewelyn Park Thomas on August 16, 1899 in Spanish Fork, Utah. Llewelyn was born on August 3, 1871 in Spanish Fork. His parents were Edward Phillip Thomas and Annie Baddley Thomas. Llewelyn died on December 9, 1965 in Spanish Fork. Jane Aitken Thomas died on January 7, 1955 in Spanish Fork. Her interment, Spanish Fork, Utah.

Clark, Samuel G.

Clark, Samuel G.
Richfield, Utah US

Samuel and Melissa Clark

BY Academy High School Class of 1893. Samuel G. Clark. Received a High School Certificate in Bookkeeping in 1893. Source: Students Record of Class Standings of B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 197. ~ ~ ~ ~ Samuel Gilman Clark was born on February 4, 1866 in Orderville, Utah. His parents were William Henry Clark and Mary Ann Lang Clark. He married Melissa Bean on November 21, 1888 in Manti, Utah. Samuel G. Clark died on September 11, 1938, in Richfield, Utah. Cause of Death: Acute Nephritis, Dr. J. G. McQuarrie attending death. His interment, Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, Utah.

Cluff, Harvey H. (1893)

Cluff, Harvey H. (1893)
Provo, Utah US

Harvey and Frieda Cluff

BY Academy High School Class of 1893, BY Academy, Commercial. ~ ~ ~ ~ He delivered the oration at the 1902 graduation ceremonies of the Commercial Class of 1902, and he is listed as "Hon. Harvey H. Cluff, '93 Com. Graduate." ~ ~ ~ ~ He received a high school diploma in 1893. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 1, page 193. ~ ~ ~ ~ He is supposed to have received a diploma in Education and a certificate in Bookkeeping (Accounting)-(see narrative below). ~ ~ ~ ~ Harvey H. Cluff, who became a prominent lawyer and jurist in Provo, is not to be confused with Harvey Harris Cluff, born in 1836, his namesake, who helped to build Provo's New Fort and was a long-time member of the Board of Trustees of BY Academy. This Harvey H. Cluff was born October 24, 1872 in Provo. He was a cousin of BYA Principal and BYU President Benjamin Cluff, Jr. Harvey's parents were Samuel Sampson Cluff and Frances A. Worsley, Mormon pioneers. In addition to Harvey, they had seven children: Henry Cluff, born March 17, 1862; Fannie Cluff (Dave Bonnett), born March 21, 1865; Sarah Jane Cluff, born April 6, 1867; Bessie Cluff, born July 10, 1870; [then Harvey]; Samuel Cluff (Minnie Moyle), born May 15, 1878; Elmo Cluff (Mamie Grain), born September 20, 1880; and Sidney Cluff (Kadie Colvin), born May 1, 1882. ~ ~ ~ ~ On October 11, 1900, Harvey H. Cluff married Frieda Barnum, daughter of Guy C. Barnum and Amelia ___ Barnum of Provo. Frieda was born on March 14, 1876. Harvey and Frieda had two children, Bernice Cluff (I. J. Bishop), born February 23, 1903; and Frances Cluff, born March 30, 1907. Harvey H. Cluff (born 1872), died on January 1, 1949. ~ ~ ~ ~ Harvey was one of the students in the old ZCMI Building and held a flag when he marched up Academy Avenue to the newly completed Education Building in January of 1892. He was given a diploma in education and certificate in accounting at BY Academy in 1893 when he was 23 years of age. He served an LDS mission to the Southern States in the turbulent days of 1895-1898, and returned with a firm resolve to study law. He had worked his way through the Academy when work was there for the asking, and had no doubt as to his ability to "make a go of it" in a college of law. He became an excellent speaker, created a convincing character when acting on the stage, and used stage performances to improve his speech and carriage. He went to law school at Highland Park College in Des Moines, Iowa, obtaining his LLB degree. He was admitted to the Utah Bar in 1902, and to a partnership in Booth & Cluff (Alfred Booth). He remained in this firm until 1909. He was appointed secretary to the State Board of Insanity 1904-1908, 1912-1916. He served as District Attorney for the 4th Judicial District from 1908 to 1912. Harvey was active in politics, being chair of the Republican Utah County Committee for 1917-1920. He was one of Utah's most successful Attorney Generals from 1921 to 1929. In 1929 he formed the firm of Cluff and Cluff in Salt Lake City. The underprivileged and socially unfortunate became a concern for him early in life, and he was appointed a trustee for the State Industrial School in Ogden, as well as for the State School for the Deaf and Blind.

Dalley, Arthur Theopholus

Dalley, Arthur Theopholus
Aberdeen, Idaho US

Arthur & 2 Dalley

BY Academy High School Class of 1893. Arthur Dalley. Arthur Dalley received a Certificate in Phonography (dictation & shorthand) and Type Writing. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 5. ~ ~ ~ ~ Arthur Theopholus [or Theophilus] Dalley was born on July 21, 1871 in Summit, Iron County, Utah. His parents were James Dalley and Johanna Bolette "Lette" Nielsen Bertelsen Dalley. Arthur T. Dalley married twice: first, to Parthena Hyde on June 4, 1893 in Summit, Utah. Parthena Hyde was born in 1873. She died in 1950. He second married Julia Fredrickson Amunsen [or Ammonsen, or Amussen] on June 4, 1913 in Aberdeen, Idaho. Julia Amunsen was born March 25, 1885 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and died on May 9, 1966. Arthur T. Dalley died on January 19, 1947 in Aberdeen, Bingham County, Idaho.

Holt, Robert Mabey

Holt, Robert Mabey
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Robert and Sarah Holt

BY Academy High School Class of 1893. R. M. Holt. He received a Diploma (probably Commercial). Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 1, page 194. ~ ~ ~ ~ Robert Mabey Holt was born on September 6, 1869 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His parents were Albert Holt and Maria Mabey Holt. Robert married Sarah Palmer. He worked for forty years as Manager of the White Faun Flour Mill. He died on June 27, 1939, at the age of 69, in Salt Lake City, Utah. His interment, Wasatch Lawns Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Magleby, Hanmer

Magleby, Hanmer
Monroe, Utah US

Hanmer & 4 Magleby

BY Academy High School Class of 1893. Hanmer Magleby [not Hamner]. He studied for four years at Brigham Young Academy, and received a Diploma. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 198. ~ ~ ~ ~ Hanmer Magleby was born on February 24, 1867 in Milton, Morgan County, Utah. He was the youngest son of Hans O. Magleby and Marie Magleby [Gjertrude Marie Christiansen Roe]. Hanmer was married to Maren Elizabeth [Agnetha?] Bautz, Martha Louisa Hansen, Andrea Jorgensen [is this Ovena Andrea Jorgensen, BYA Collegiate graduate, Class of 1900?], and Christine Eliza Sylvester. [Do not know if these marriages were performed while he was living.] Unfortunately, Hanmer Magleby died as a young man at the age of 29, on January 3, 1896, of pneumonia, at Monroe, Utah. Hanmer had no children.

Peterson, Carrie Amelia

Peterson, Carrie Amelia

Carrie and Joseph Tanner

BY Academy High School Class of 1893. Carrie Peterson. Received a High School Certificate in Music in 1893. Source: Students Record of Class Standings of B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 31. ~ ~ ~ ~ Carrie Amelia Peterson, born November 14, 1870 [or 1871] in Ephraim, Utah. Her parents were Canute Peterson and Charlotte Anna Anderson (Eckstrom) Peterson. Carrie A. Peterson married Joseph Marion Tanner [BYA Class of 1881? & Faculty Member at Brigham Young Academy] on December 27, 1901, and became one of his five wives. Joseph Marion Tanner served as president of the Agricultural College [Utah State] in Logan, Utah. Carrie Tanner died on August 1, 1956.

Reid, Claire William

Reid, Claire William
San Francisco, California US

Claire & 2 Reid

BY Academy High School Class of 1893. Clare Reid. He received a Certificate in Music from BYA. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 32. ~ ~ Also Faculty & Staff. Claire M. [actually Clare William] Reid, Music teacher, 1902-1920. ~ ~ ~ ~ Clare William Reid was born on December 1, 1872 in Manti, Utah. His parents were William Taylor Reid and Adelaide Cox Reid. Clare Reid was a music instructor and he lived in San Francisco, California. He married twice: first to Ethel Lowry on October 9, 1895 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ethel was born on July 6, 1873 in Manti, Utah. Ethel Reid died on October 25, 1899. Clare second married Lydia Catherine Thurman on June 8, 1909 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lydia was born on May 2, 1882 in Lehi, Utah. Lydia died on May 27, 1964. Clare W. Reid died on April 3, 1958 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Cause of death: old age. His interment, Manti City Cemetery, Utah.

Sharp, Joseph Palmer

Sharp, Joseph Palmer
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Joseph & 2 Sharp

BY Academy High School Class of 1893. Joseph P. Sharp. He received a Certificate in Phonography (dictation & shorthand) & Type Writing. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 1, page 195. ~ ~ ~ ~ Joseph Palmer Sharp was born on September 5, 1874 in Vernon, Tooele County, Utah. His parents were John "C" Sharp and Sarah Bethula Palmer Sharp. Joseph married twice, first to Emma Irene Merrill on June 14, 1899 in Logan, Utah. Emma was born on July 31, 1880 in Richmond, Cache County, Utah. Her parents were Marriner Wood Merrill and Almira Jane Bainbridge Merrill. Emma died on November 23, 1904 in Richmond, Utah. Joseph second married Anna Ellen Robinson on February 8, 1906 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born on December 7, 1882 in Richmond, Utah. Her parents were Franklin Gregson Robinson and Selina Ellen Griffin Robinson. Anna died on September 11, 1964. Joseph P. Sharp died on September 12, 1959 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 82. His interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Stringfellow, Joseph Wilkinson

Stringfellow, Joseph Wilkinson
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Joseph and Fanny Stringfellow

BY Academy High School Class of 1893. J. W. Strongfellow [actually Joseph Wilkinson Stringfellow]. He received a Diploma. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 1, page 197. ~ ~ ~ ~ Joseph Wilkinson Stringfellow was born on January 15, 1874 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His parents were George Albert Stringfellow and Grace Emma Wilkinson Stringfellow. Joseph married Fanny Little in 1908 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Fanny was born on August 6, 1886 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents were James Tyler Little and Alice Soujet Little. Fanny L. Stringfellow died on January 9, 1913. Joseph W. Stringfellow died on December 1, 1940 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Weech, David Henry

Weech, David Henry
Smithville/Pima, Arizona US

David & Estella/ May Weech

BYA Class of 1893. David Henry Weech. David attended Brigham Young Academy, taking a commercial course and graduating December 22, 1893. He used this education in business, accounting and bookkeeping for the remainder of his life. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS BIOGRAPHY: David Henry Weech -- a man of many ‘firsts’ • By Edres Barney, Eastern Arizona Museum & Historical Society.

The lives and accomplishments of Hyrum and David Henry Weech are intertwined with Smithville’s (Pima’s) beginning.

Hyrum was one of the founders, arriving here the second time on April 8, 1879, 140 years ago. David was brought here as a 4-year-old later that same year, the first son of Hyrum and Sarah Dall Weech. He was born in Goshen, Utah, after the couple had five girls.

Because of the cold weather and some water problems, when they heard stories of Arizona, the Weech family was interested. In the winter of 1878-79, Hyrum left his family in Utah and went south to find a new home.

David helped his dad on the farm and clerked in his parents’ store, and grew to manhood in the early community. His ventures were many and varied, bringing the first piped water into the homes of Pima. He built a cement storage facility on Tank Hill to store the community’s water.

Another way he helped the locals was by building an electric plant near his home on North Main and First North (later site of Broadway Camp). He ran electricity to his home, the Weech Store on the northeast corner of Main and Center, the theater, to other businesses on Main; then wired and furnished power to the nearby homes.

He would turn the electricity on at about dusk, according to the season, and turn it off at 10 p.m. Soon, people grumbled, as they wanted it on longer. So he extended it to 11 p.m., then to midnight. Before turning it off, he would blink the current to let people know they needed to light a lamp, go to bed or be left in the dark.

Soon the women wanted electricity to run their newly available washing machines or an iron. Ironing was hot, heavy work, especially in the summer, as irons were heated on wood stoves. So, to accommodate the women, David turned the power on from 8 to 10 a.m. every Monday and Tuesday morning. The women adjusted their schedules to do those chores at that time. Again, he would “blink” the current so they knew they had five minutes to finish the job.

Later, David moved his plant up by the depot to run it in conjunction with the gristmill he built.

David also brought the telephone line from Thatcher, extending it to Bryce and Eden, the first telephone being in Weech’s Store. The switchboard was put in the Pima Hotel. Wyona Taylor Bryce was one of the first operators. The board was shut down during her lunch hour and at 5 p.m., with after-hours calls being connected to the doctor’s office. Who else would one need to call after 5 p.m.?

The two-story building on the northwest corner of Main and Center was started by David in 1914 (for the last 56 years, the Eastern Arizona Museum) for the Bank of Pima. Mr. P. K. Lewis and Mr. J. W. Brown, of Phoenix, were his partners in the beginning. He later purchased the entire stock of the bank, and then sold some of it to Andy F. Carlson. David was the president and manager, and son Ellis was the cashier.

After World War I ended, the economy was very depressed; times were hard and the farmers were unable to meet their obligations to the bank, thus causing it to fail. The Arizona Trust & Savings Bank of Safford purchased it and paid depositors 65 percent of their funds. Weech lost all he had accumulated in the last 45 years.

Within a short time, he also lost his wife, Estella, on October 31, 1918, in the flu epidemic. He and Estella Newell had married March 20, 1895, and become parents of seven boys (Halvei, Earl, Ellis, LaRue, Onzell, Newell and Irvin) and one girl, Lanola, who passed away in 1914 at age 8.

David and May Allen were married July 3, 1921, becoming parents of eight more children: Berell (Cherrel), May Louise (Taylor), Lanair, Lawana (Morris), Bulan (Joanna), Norlene (Robinson), Verla (Wheeler) and Davida (Baumgardner).

Earlier, David had attended Brigham Young Academy, taking a commercial course and graduating December 22, 1893. He used this education in business, accounting and bookkeeping for the remainder of his life.

In addition to the “firsts” mentioned above, he also operated the first ice plant in the building now known as Bush & Shurtz.

The first streetlights in Pima down the middle of the street were his achievement.

He played a leading role in the Mt. Graham Lumber Co., which constructed the flume to bring logs from the mountain to the Valley floor.

He did carpentry, electrical and plumbing work for many years. Many of the homes in Pima and in the Valley he built, remodeled or repaired.

He was personally a religious man and very civic-minded. He was the Pima Ward bishop at age 26. For many years, he was choir director and sang in the choir.

He played the guitar in a dance band that held dances above the Weech Store.

He gave service on the school board, on the town council, was mayor and justice of the peace. He was postmaster for 18 years and Pima’s town clerk for 20 years, a position his daughter, Norlene Robinson, also filled many years later.

Mount Graham was a special place for him, and he was happy throughout his life to spend time there. He had a cabin there, and his families spent summers in the cool. He helped build the ward church cabin at Columbine. Another of his firsts was the water tank for cabins at Columbine.

David Weech was a patient, kind, compassionate man, a man of great energy and vision, always thinking of ways to improve things in the community for his family members and fellow men.

David Weech passed from this life March 21, 1958, at the age of 82, leaving a great posterity. [Eastern Arizona Courier, July 13, 2019]