Collegiate Grads of BYA 1884

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411, BYA Collegiate Students

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In this Alumni Directory, our focus is on the often-forgotten BY Academy secondary senior classes between 1877 and 1903, and on the BY High School senior classes from 1904 to 1968.

In 1881 Brigham Young Academy's Scientific Department broke new ground by awarding a "collegiate diploma" to James E. Talmage, the first such BYA diploma to be issued. This raised serious questions about whether a secondary school could issue a "collegiate diploma" that would be recognized by colleges. James Talmage and others were required to take extra tests at other colleges before their collegiate credential was accepted.

BYU and the BYU Alumni Association keep records of BYA collegiate-level graduates, but have not in the past kept comprehensive lists of BYA high-school-level graduates. That is why our emphasis in this Directory is on high school graduates. Nevertheless, in this Directory we will also track the relatively small number of BYA students who received BYA collegiate degrees between 1881 to 1903, simply to avoid confusing the two groups, and because there is much overlapping. [We have also added the earliest BYU graduates, 1904 to 1935, for the same reasons.]

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Adams, Thomas Henry

Adams, Thomas Henry
Bunkerville, Nevada US

Thomas and 2 Adams

BY Academy High School Class of 1881, and Collegiate Class of 1884. Thomas Adams. Commercial. Certificate in Bookkeeping and Commercial Arithmetic, and Certificate in Algebra. Source: The Territorial Enquirer, June 22, 1881, Provo, Utah. BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1884. Thomas Adams. Graduated Friday, June 13, 1884, with a Scientific collegiate diploma. It included proficiency in: Algebra, Geometry, Triginometry, Surveying, Physics, Chemistry and Bookkeeping. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 13, 1884. This was one of the first 3 collegiate diplomas awarded at BYA. ~ ~ ~ ~ Thomas Henry Adams was born on September 11, 1864 in Nephi, Utah. His parents are Samuel Lorenzo Adams, Sr. and Mary Ann Morgan. He first married Mary Nageli [or Neagle] on December 10, 1885 in St. George, Utah; she was born on February 15, 1864 in Santa Clara, Utah. He second married Lillie May B Leavitt on December 10, 1930 in Bunkerville, Clark County, Nevada. He died on December 24, 1945 in Bunkerville, Nevada.

Snow, Edward Hunter

Snow, Edward Hunter
St. George, Utah US

Edward and Sarah Snow

BY Academy High School Class of 1883. Edward Snow of St. George, Utah. Graduated Friday, June 15, 1883, with a Bookkeeping certificate. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 15, 1883. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1884. Edward H. Snow. Graduated Friday, June 13, 1884, with a Normal diploma. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 13, 1884. ~ ~ ~ ~ In 1884, he also received a "collegiate" diploma, one of only 3 awarded up to that time. It included proficiency in: General History, Political Science, Physical Geography, Higher Arithmetic, and Bookkeeping. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 13, 1884. ~ ~ ~ ~ Edward Hunter Snow was born on June 23, 1865 in St. George, Utah. His parents were Erastus Fairbanks Snow and Julia Josephine Spencer. He married Sarah Hannah Nelson on September 24, 1885 in St. George, Utah. He died on July 18, 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, St. George, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Edward Hunter Snow, son of Apostle Erastus Snow, graduated from Brigham Young Academy in 1884. His biographer, noted Utah Historian Thomas G Alexander, writes that in.... Completing his comprehensive examinations to graduate, he earned 100 percent in General History, Political Science, Physical Geography, and Higher Arithmetic, and 99 percent in Bookkeeping. Edward rated Karl G. Maeser as his most inspiring teacher, and also took classes from Joseph M. Tanner and James E. Talmage. After graduating in 1884, he taught at BYA for the 1884-85 academic year, replacing Benjamin Cluff who had contracted typhoid fever. ~ ~ ~ ~ Edward Hunter Snow: Second Generation Pioneer - By Elder Jeffrey R Holland. One who reads this compelling biography of Southern Utah’s most influential leader in “the second generation” will come away with at least two overarching impressions. First, that turning the little St. George settlement (which began as the heart of the LDS Church’s less-than-successful “Cotton Mission”) into a thriving community that would become the spiritual and civic anchor to the southernmost part of the state required a brand of vision, courage, talent and faith not often recognized by those looking back from the comfort of the 21st century. Second, that without knowing the singular life and truly remarkable contribution of Edward H. Snow, son of the city’s apostolic founding father, one could never recognize the full significance of what has come to be known as “Utah’s Dixie.” Regarding Dixie country, one of Edward’s cousins once wrote: “Of all the God-for-saken [sic] lands than any human beings were ever asked to carve a town out of, Dixie country was it. It was a hole bounded on the north by red sandstone cliffs, on the east and west by hills of black lava rock, and on the south by the muddiest, dirtiest river imaginable . . . The floor of the valley was red sand and alkali over which hot, dusty winds blew. The only plant life was cactus, mesquite, and sage brush. The animal life was rattlesnakes, lizards, gila monsters, and the coyote.” It was into such a harsh and unforgiving land that Elder Erastus Snow led early pioneers in 1861 and it was in that pioneer settlement that his son Edward was born just four years later. Such a setting could have repelled almost anyone, and some of the early settlers did leave. But not the Snows nor a courageous band of other first families. The very ruggedness of the land spoke to their souls and engendered a kind of love and loyalty that is still evident in their posterity nearly a century and a half later. Men like Edward H. Snow, who could have prospered and excelled anywhere he chose to live, chose to live in Dixie. As a result of the grit, talent and tenacity of this second generation of pioneers, St. George slowly “blossomed as the rose.” In that generation Edward H. Snow is by all reckoning the principal leader of those who stayed and soldiered on to bring educational, commercial, cultural and religious maturity to a setting that had seemed so hostile to all such hopes. Born in 1865 in the earliest years of Dixie’s settling, Edward died in 1932 having seen his home city develop in a way that was as remarkable as it was unexpected. Any student of history interested in Utah’s transition from its primitive condition in the mid-19th century to the developing, increasingly dynamic movement of the early-20th century could do no better than read the life of Edward H. Snow. His life not only spanned that period but significantly shaped it for good. Edward’s accomplishments are almost too numerous to mention, certainly too numerous to mention in an introduction. But I invite the reader to think upon so many contributions in so many fields of endeavor, all made when life in Dixie was still new and still challenging. As an educator, Edward taught school, became the superintendent of county schools, then chaired the county school board later on. He helped found both of what are now Dixie State College in St. George and Southern Utah University in Cedar City. In the world of business and commerce, Edward brought in the first telephone service to the area, founded a bank and a savings and loan association, started an ice business, established water companies with their bridges, canals and reclamation projects, and owned agricultural farms, mills and storage facilities. As a public servant he served in the Utah State Senate, chaired the State Tax Commission, and played a key role in modernizing Utah government as it made its transition into fully developed statehood. Most important to Edward and his posterity was his lifelong devotion to and service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As the spiritual leader of the community he loved so much, he served as a youth leader, missionary (with interim service as mission president), stake president and temple president. President Heber J. Grant, personal friend and confidant, spoke at Edward’s funeral service held in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. As was fitting and proper, however, Edward’s body was returned for burial in his beloved St. George. One of Dixie’s most distinguished sons would not have been peaceful being laid to rest anywhere else on earth. Jeffrey R. Holland, Salt Lake City, Utah ~ ~ ~ ~ Submitted by grandson Karl N. Snow, Jr. (BYH Class of 1949) 3638 N 100 East, Provo, Utah 84604-6504 - 801-805-6686 - 801-400-4710 - @July2013 ~ ~ ~ ~ The Life of Edward Hunter Snow (1865–1932), a leader in second-generation Mormon Utah, closely paralleled the early-twentieth-century development of the West. Born in St. George, Utah, to Julia Spencer and Mormon apostle Erastus Snow, Edward Hunter Snow was instrumental both in the development of southern Utah and in the growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a period of rapid change. In Edward Hunter Snow, the first biography of the man, noted western and Mormon historian Thomas G. Alexander presents Snow as a servant of family, church, state, and nation. Offering insights into the LDS Church around the turn of the twentieth century, Alexander narrates the events of Snow’s missions to the American South, including encounters with the Ku Klux Klan in the 1880s, and to New York. As president of the St. George Stake and church leader, Snow sought to reshape the LDS Church’s place in Utah—confining its influence to religious and cultural practices and avoiding politics. Although he was involved in numerous causes throughout his life, Snow was especially dedicated to education. A graduate of what is now Brigham Young University, he worked to ensure that the state’s children would have access to quality education. Snow founded what is now Dixie State College and, as a state senator, introduced legislation to establish what is now Southern Utah University. As the nineteenth century gave way to the twentieth, Snow helped St. George grow from an isolated cotton colony to an important stop on the main automobile route from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. Alexander shows that rugged, southwestern Utah’s flowering into cultural and commercial maturity was due to the foresight and dedication of second-generation pioneers like Edward Hunter Snow. Source.