Class of 1898 H.S.


Alphabetical Alumni
411, BYA Orphan Class

411, BYA Orphan Class
Class Roster Missing

BYA Orphan Class 411

BY Academy Orphan Classes.

Out of 105 classes tracked by this website Directory, we have not yet found relatively complete class listings for only the following classes: 1880, 1890, 1891 Commercials, 1892, 1898, 1899, and 1900. We welcome researchers to find newspaper reports, photographs, listings in biographies, and other innovative sources for these class lists. To volunteer, please email yhigh@ymail.com

411, Class of 1898

411, Class of 1898

Class of 1898 411

B. Y. Academy Class of 1898.

Current research [May 2008] has found four collegiate graduates, all four receiving the Bachelor of Pedagogy degree (B. Pd.) -- this is probably complete.

However, Scott Cowley's 1898 research in the BYU Records Office documented only one BYA high school graduate, Clifford Goff, and it is likely that there are dozens of additional graduates. From a variety of sources we have found an seven more possible members of the class. More focused research is needed.

Allred, I. Urban

Allred, I. Urban

Urban Allred

BY Academy High School Class of 1898, and Collegiate Class of 1900. Urban Allred. BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1900. I. Urban Allred received a Diploma: Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.) in 1900. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 2, 1900.

Bird, Bessie

Bird, Bessie
Rexburg, Idaho US

Bessie and Hyrum Manwaring

Class of 1898? Bessie Bird Manwaring was born in 1880 in Springville, Utah. Her family moved to nearby Mapleton, where she met Hyrum Manwaring. She was preparing to go to the Brigham Young Academy in Provo for her high school education and she encouraged Hyrum to get an education. She had a tremendous influence on him. Despite severe financial hardship, Hyrum was able to attend Brigham Young Academy also. After high school Bessie clerked in a store in Springville, Utah while she waited for Hyrum to serve his mission in Australia. In 1903, Hyrum married Bessie in the Salt Lake Temple. Their first few years of married life were difficult as Hyrum struggled to complete his education. In 1914 they moved their family with three small children (Hyrum, Lucile, and Eugene) to Rexburg, Idaho. Hyrum taught at Ricks Academy and was head of the English Department. He was also in charge of the student body programs and dances. Their fourth child, Gladys, was born in Rexburg. In 1922, the Manwaring family left Rexburg and moved first to Provo, Utah and then to California where Hyrum received his doctorate degree at the University of California. The family was in Washington D.C. when they returned to Rexburg -- Hyrum had been appointed president of Ricks College. During the time Bessie and Hyrum were at Ricks they had many fine experiences. They attended many church conferences and educational conventions together. Bessie and Hyrum enjoyed nature and cultivated a beautiful flower garden. Bessie especially loved tulips and gladiolas. In 1953 they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Bessie died suddenly in 1956. Hyrum died just a few months later. They are buried in Idaho Falls.

Curtis, Asa Lyman

Curtis, Asa Lyman
Payson, Utah US

Asa and Annie Curtis

Class of 1898. Asa Lyman Curtis. Two-year Normal Certificate. Source: Book, The Sons of Brigham, by T. Earl Pardoe, pp. 46-48. ~ ~ ~ ~ Asa Curtis enrolled in medicine at the University of Utah and graduated from the Medical College of Northwestern University. Dr. Asa L. Curtis started practice in Payson, Utah, and immediately became an important citizen in the community. He serve in World War I as Army Medical Director at Fort Riley, Kansas, then revived his practice in Payson at the War's end.

Dixon, LeRoy

Dixon, LeRoy
Provo, Utah US

LeRoy and Electa Dixon

Class of 1898. LeRoy Dixon. Commercial courses. Source: Book, The Sons of Brigham, by T. Earl Pardoe, pp. 52-54. ~ ~ ~ ~ LeRoy Dixon was born October 16, 1881 in Provo, Utah. The son of Henry Aldous Dixon, Sr., a Utah political leader, LeRoy attended Provo public schools until he enrolled in the Brigham Young Academy. In January of 1892 he marched in the parade from the old ZCMI Building to the new B.Y. Education Building. He took full advantage of the new campus, taking Business (Commercial) courses until 1898, when he was 17 years old. In 1898 he was employed by Taylor Brothers Company. He was a business and civic leader in Provo. He married Electa Smoot in 1903. She was a daughter of Abraham O. Smoot II and Electa Bullock Smoot. Electa Bullock was one of the first students of the Brigham Young Academy in 1976. Electa Smoot Dixon died on January 6, 1905.

Goff, Clifford

Goff, Clifford

Clifford Goff

B. Y. Academy High School Class of 1898. Clifford Goff. He received a High School Diploma in Spring of 1898. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 54.

Kirkham, Oscar A.

Kirkham, Oscar A.
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Oscar and Josephine Kirkham

Class of 1898? Oscar A. Kirkham. Member, BY High School Imperial Quartette, baritone. Sang in choir concert Tuesday, March 12, 1912, Bountiful, Utah [Davis County Clipper, March 8, 1912]. LDS General Authority. Oscar A. (Ammon) Kirkham, 1880 - 1958. ~ ~ ~ ~ Born 1880 Lehi, Utah. Baptized 1888. Oscar A. Kirkham entered Brigham Young Academy high school at 17. After graduation he studied music in Germany, while he was set apart as a missionary. Mission in Germany 1900-1903. He later studied music and education at Columbia University in New York where he paid for some of his schooling by singing in a professional choir and coaching students. Oscar's first job was at Ricks Academy in Rexburg, Idaho, where he taught music from 1903-1906. While still on the Ricks faculty, he married Josephine Idha Murdock 1905; nine children. Ordained Seventy 1905. First Council of the Seventy 1941-1958. Died 1958, Salt Lake City, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Oscar Ammon Kirkham, of the First Council of the Seventy and executive secretary of the Y.M.M.I.A. for many years, was born Jan. 22, 1880, in Lehi, Utah, the fourth child of nine born to James Kirkham and Martha Mercer. He was baptized Jan. 1, 1888, and filled a mission to Germany in 1900-1903. Upon his return he married on May 24, 1905 in the Salt Lake Temple Miss Josephine Murdock. Together they had nine children. Elder Kirkham was ordained a Seventy February 26, 1905 by Joseph W. McMurrin. He graduated from the Brigham Young University [high school?] in Provo, Utah, then studied music in Berlin, Germany and taught school in the Latter-day Saints University. He was Scout Executive of Region 12, Boy Scouts of America. During the International Boy Scout Jamboree, held at Artowe Park, Birkenhead, England, in 1929, he was a member of the national staff, was general morale officer and member of the program committee, and had charge of the religious exercises of the American scouts and assisted in the general supervision of the American contingent. On October 5, 1941 Elder Kirkham was sustained to the First Council of the Seventy at the age of sixty one. He was set apart by President Heber J. Grant. ~ ~ ~ ~ In 1953 Elder Kirkham spoke in General Conference of the importance of our youth, "As youth goes, so will civilization go. Thus we must safeguard their future with noble example on the part of worthy parents and leadership, with devoted personal attention, then our civilization will continue to progress." President Kirkham continued to serve in the First Council of the Seventy until his death March 10, 1958 in Salt Lake City, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Some years later Elder Cree-L Kofford of the Seventy spoke of President Kirkham: "Oscar Kirkham was one of the great men of the Church and among the Church's most respected Scouters. He served in the First Council of the Seventy and was a significant presence wherever he went. Often in meetings he would rise to a "point of personal privilege" and then, when recognized, would proceed to say something good about someone. Near the end of his life, he spoke briefly at Brigham Young University on the theme "say the good word." On the morning that Elder Kirkham died, Elder Marion D. Hanks was invited to the Kirkham family home. There he was handed a small, inexpensive notebook in which Elder Kirkham had kept his notes. The last two entries were: "Say the good word" and "Your name is safe in our home" (see Marion D. Hanks, foreword to Say the Good Word, by Oscar A. Kirkham [1958], 4).

Peterson, A. C.

Peterson, A. C.

A. C. Peterson

B. Y. Academy Class of 1898. A. C. Peterson. In 1897 at Commencement Exercises, A. C. Peterson was called upon to deliver a short speech, since he was the president of the Class of 1898 (juniors) at that time. [Of course, someone else may have been elected president the following year.] Source: (Provo) Daily Enquirer, May 24, 1897.

Winterton, Ralph S.

Winterton, Ralph S.
Provo, Utah US

Ralph and Nellie Winterton

BYA HS Class of 1898? Ralph S. Winterton. Don't know when he attended but record has been added in case he attended prior to 1903. His twin sons attended the BY Lab School and BYU, but "boycotted" BYH in favor of Provo High. See website page. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ralph Stafford Winterton was born September 27, 1880 in Charleston, Wasatch County, Utah. If he attended high school at BYA, it would have been between 1898 and 1902. His parents were William Winterton and Ellen "Nellie" Widdison. He married Ann Louise Ririe on June 2, 1909 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on November 22, 1959 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Salt Lake City, Utah.