Class of 1895 H.S.


Alphabetical Alumni
411, Class of 1895

411, Class of 1895

Class of 1895 411

BY Academy Class of 1895.

According to the Deseret News of June 1, 1895, there were 16 Collegiate Normal graduates receiving B. Pd. Degrees. It added that there were 5 (sic) graduates from the Commercial high school program, and "There are no graduates from the Academic Department this year." According to the (Provo) Daily Enquirer of May 22, 1895, there were 16 Collegiate Normal and 7 Commercial high school graduates this year. We have all seven names. According to the Salt Lake Daily Tribune of May 23, 1895, there were 16 collegiate graduates, but it gives only 7 of the names. It says there were 7 graduates in the commercial high school department, and all seven names are listed. The Commercial graduates held their graduation earlier in the day, and the Normal graduates held their graduation exercises later in the day.

Bronson, Vie

Bronson, Vie

Vie Bronson

Class of 1895? Vie Bronson (female) appears in a photograph held by the BYU Archives purporting to be "the graduating Class of 1895" (UAP 2 Folder 038) high achool or collegiate class? She does not appear on any of the newspaper lists of collegiate or high school graduates for 1895.

Colton, Don Byron

Colton, Don Byron
Provo, Utah US

Don and 2 Colton

BY Academy High School Commercial Class of 1895. D. B. Colton. Source: Salt Lake Tribune, May 23, 1895. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Don Byron Colton, Training School, 1900-1902. Bio to come.

Fenn, Archie

Fenn, Archie

Archie Fenn

BY Academy High School Commercial Class of 1895. Archie Fenn. He received a Special Certificate in Phonography [shorthand from dictation]. Source: Salt Lake Tribune, May 23, 1895.

Freece, Elizabeth [Friis]

Freece, Elizabeth [Friis]
Salina, Utah US

Lizzie Freece

Class of 1895 ~ Honorary? Elizabeth [Lizzie] Freece [or Friis] [or Rasmussen]. Elizabeth Freece was born on January 25, 1895 in Scipio, Millard County, Utah. Her parents were Peter Freece [Friis, or Rasmussen] and Anne Margretha [Margaret] Jensen [or Madsdatter]. Elizabeth Freece died on August 20, 1894, in Provo, Utah, at the age of 17. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Provo, August 21, 1894 -- Last Wednesday, Misses Louie and Lizzie Freece came here from Salina as students of the Brigham Young Academy. Friday morning they attended Dr. Hinsdale's lecture, where Miss Lizzie was seized with a violent headache. The pain increased until she became unconscious. Then she gradually sank into a stupor, which lasted until 8 p.m. (yesterday) Monday, when she died. Inflamation of the brain is supposed to have caused death. The remains will be taken home today for burial. The young lady was 17 years of age and was considered a very bright and promising student. Dr. Allen, the professors from the Academy and many friends rendered every aid that kindness and sympathy could suggest. [Deseret News, August 25, 1894.]

Gardner, William (1895)

Gardner, William (1895)
[Two possibilities]

William Gardner

BY Academy High School Commercial Class of 1895. William Gardner. Source: Salt Lake Tribune, May 23, 1895. ~ ~ ~ ~ TWO POSSIBILITIES: ~ ~ ~ ~ 1. William Gardner was born September 14, 1872 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Parents not yet known. He married Stella Hepworth on June 24, 1924 in Cache County, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ OR, 2. William John Gardiner was born September 28, 1875 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. His parents were Joseph Henry Gardiner and Eliza Ann Watts [or Wattes]. He died on February 8, 1958 in Vernal, Utah. He married Amy Ann Collier on September 30, 1898 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Vernal, Utah. [If you know which one is correct, please contact the webmaster.]

Gubler, Jacob John

Gubler, Jacob John

Jacob and Agnes Gubler

BY Academy High School Commercial Class of 1895. Jacob Gubler. Source: Salt Lake Tribune, May 23, 1895. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS BIOGRAPHY: Jacob John (J.J.) and Agnes M. Horsley Gubler were among the group who came to Lund, Utah in the spring of 1899 in response to a call by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to colonize this area. Jacob had been out the fall before, drawn his lots and helped lay the foundation for a native rock home. While he was working hard, and batching it, he remembered the kindness of Rose Whipple who offered to furnish him milk that he might enjoy his favorite supper of bread and milk. When spring came he moved his little family to the valley. Jacob was born in Santa Clara, Utah on June 22, 1870, the fourth and last child of Casper and Katherina Gubler, converts to the Church from Switzerland. He spoke the Swiss German language until he started the first grade of school. Soon after that his mother was to say, "I speak to my boys in Swiss and they answer me in English." Jacob's father took another wife when he was sixteen years of age, and from then on he and his brother, Henry, made their living by growing and peddling fruit. They went as far north as Pioche and other Nevada mining towns to sell their produce. Jacob had expected to be called on a mission for the Church, so was a little hurt when his brother was called instead. However, he carried on alone and supported his brother on his mission to Switzerland. Jacob loved to read and decided he wanted a little higher education so made plans to attend the B.Y. Academy in Provo, Utah. He wanted to look nice as he traveled by stage the first part of his journey, so put on his Sunday suit. Bob O'Donnel, who later also moved to Lund, was the stage driver, and had had a little too much Dixie wine. The team got too lively, also, and "ran away" upsetting the coach and its passengers. No one was seriously hurt, but Jacob landed out in the rocks and tore the seat out of his pants. He had to manage until they got to Modena where he bought a pair of Levis and took the train to Provo. Levis in those days were considered the lowest of wearing apparel, so Jacob was real embarrassed to go register in them Monday morning, and didn't lose any time in getting down town to buy a new suit. His two years in Provo were a highlight in his life; he worked hard to better himself. One of his friends was William Knight, son of Jessie Knight. He became an excellent penman, and formed his ideas on politics there, joining the Republican Party which he always enthusiastically supported from then on, and enjoyed lively political discussions with his friends. On January 29, 1896, he married Agnes Mary Horsley in the St. George Temple. She was born April 8, 1874 in Southport, Lancashire, England, and had come to Utah with her parents when she was four years of age. She could remember the ocean, and folks smiling at her knee-length stockings when they arrived in New York. The family settled in Paragonah, Utah, and Jacob had become acquainted with them as he passed through on his peddling trips. They were now established in a good home in Santa Clara, and had two small children, Ray and Ina, when the call came for volunteers to go to White River Valley to pioneer that area, newly acquired by the Church. Jacob was anxious to go as he said that the farms there weren't large enough to "whip a dog on," but Agnes loved her life there and was very sad to leave her family and friends. Arriving in Lund, they were invited to have dinner with the Alice Carter family; she served rabbit and dumplings. Rabbit was quite a staple food for those early settlers. The first summer was spent in a tent, which was a great trial to Agnes, as her baby girl, Ina, was at the crawling stage. The dust blowing from the never-ending stream of wagons passing by caused an infection in one of her eyes. She suffered agonizing pain with this and lost the sight of her eye. By fall she was able to move into the rock house which was built by her uncle, John P. Horsley. Here her next six children were born. Jacob worked hard clearing the land, grubbing the brush mostly by hand. He was a large man, six foot two, and was able to do the work of several average men. Edmund Hendrix worked for him occasionally and said of him, "He was the only man I ever knew who always took the hardest job himself." He was a man of his word and honest in every respect. He expected everyone to be as honest as he which often brought him some bad deals. These were the days of wild stock schemes, and when high-powered salesmen came to sell him some of these "sure things" he believed what they said and lost his hard-earned money on these worthless stocks. His greatest loss was his investment in the Nevada Hotel. A promoter came to Ely with the great idea of building a nice hotel there and Jake, with several others, went along with the idea. But it was during the Depression, business was slow and it finally sold at a great loss to the investors, and at a price way below its cost. When Bishop Orrin Snow moved to Canada, Jake bought his big home in the center of town. It was a "mansion" in those days. The materials had been hauled from Modena, and painters from St. George, the Milne brothers,had done the most beautiful graining and painting of the interior woodwork. It was the first home in town to have running water and a bathroom; so it was the show place of the town. This was in 1910. Here three more children were born, making eleven children for the couple. Agnes worked hard to care for the family; there was always a hot meal on the table for the children when they came from school at noon. She was an excellent breadmaker and got quite upset when she would discover most of the end crusts missing after school snacks were had. She was the one who got the family going each morning; making the fires, cooking breakfast and calling the family members from their slumbers. Jake served two terms as County Commissioner, and did good work there as he had no opposition when he ran for the second term. He served as school trustee and on the Lund Irrigation Board for many years and was always interested in civic affairs. The Elementary School building was built while he was trustee at the cost of $6,000. That was a real achievement and tells the value of the dollar back in 1914. Jake was anxious that his children further their education and sent them away to school before the high school was organized in Lund. On January 29, 1946, Jake and Agnes celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary which was a happy occasion. By now Jake's health was failing; he had developed leukemia and he died the following year on August 3, 1947, at the age of 77. Agnes lived alone for many years, then sold the big home to her son Ernest. She lived with some of her children until her death on November 10, 1965, at the age of 92. ~ ~ ~ ~ His daughter, Laura Gubler Hendrix, is an honorary graduate of the Brigham Young High School Class of 1922.

Johnson, Warren

Johnson, Warren

Warren Johnson

BY Academy High School Commercial Class of 1895. Warren Johnson. Source: Salt Lake Tribune, May 23, 1895.

Rees, Alfred John [Reese,]

Rees, Alfred John [Reese,]
Wales, Utah US

Alfred and Sarah Rees

BY Academy High School Commercial Class of 1895. Alfred Reese [should be Rees]. He received a Special Certificate in Phonography [shorthand from dictation]. Source: Salt Lake Tribune, May 23, 1895. ~ ~ ~ ~ Alfred John Rees was born in his father's log cabin on August 19, 1874. He graduated from Brigham Young Academy in 1895, then served an LDS mission to New York. He married Sarah Jane Edmunds on March 14, 1900 in Manti, Utah. He was a teacher and school administrator, and civic leader all of his life. On March 6, 1945, he fell from a horse and died, literally "dying with his boots on." ~ ~ ~ ~ Click on Here Was a Man, (left-hand column, click twice) University of Utah Special Collections.