Collegiate Grads of BYA 1900



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411, BYA Collegiate Students

411, BYA Collegiate Students

BYA Collegiates 411

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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411, Class of 1900

411, Class of 1900

Class of 1900 411

B. Y. Academy Class of 1900.

Current research [May 2008] has found the names of 12 BYA collegiate graduates, which is probably complete.

However, we have not found the name of even one BYA high school graduate in the BYA records in the BYU Records Office. 1900 was in an era when there may have been between 50 and 100 high school graduates. We have found nine likely or probable members of the BYA high school Class of 1900 in newspapers and other sources, but more focused research is needed.

Alexander, Cora Helena [Helen Cora]

Alexander, Cora Helena [Helen Cora]

Cora and Foster Cluff

BY Academy Collegiate Graduate, Class of 1900. Cora Helena Alexander. She received a Diploma: Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.). Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 2, 1900. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: 1900 Collegiate Graduate of BYA. Cora Alexander, Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.PD.), awarded at Commencement Exercises held on Monday Evening, May 28, 1900. She delivered the Valedictory Address on that occasion. 1900 Commencement Program, BYU Special Collections, UA 1008, Box 1, Folder 2. ~ ~ ~ ~ In June of 1894 Cora Alexander graduated from the Provo public school. [Salt Lake Tribune, Saturday, June 9, 1894.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Cora Alexander was born on July 23, 1879 in Lawai, Kauai, Hawaii. Her parents were William D. Alexander and Helena Coray Alexander. Helen Cora Alexander married David Foster Cluff [D. Foster Cluff] on August 19, 1900 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a member of the BYA faculty, and his father, Benjamin Cluff, Jr., was the Principal of the Academy. David Foster Cluff was born on May 24, 1873, in Logan, Hawaii County, Hawaii [or Logan, Cache County, Utah] [or Laie, Oahu, Hawaii]. His parents were Benjamin Cluff, Jr., [or Clough] and Mary Ellen Foster. [Note: Cora's other name, Helen or Helena, was misspelled "Klena" at least once.] Cora Alexander Cluff is purported to have died on "February 2, 1952". ~ ~ David Foster Cluff second married Eunice Fern Cluff on October 28, 1933 (sic) in Logan, Utah [or Los Angeles, California]. Eunice Fern Cluff was born on May 25, 1880 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Jerry Cluff and Lydia Partridge Snow Cluff. She died on December 1, 1968. ~ ~ David Foster Cluff died on August 8, 1938 in Ketowana, British Columbia. His interment, Ketowana, British Columbia. ~ ~ ~ ~ [Footnote 1: Burial record: Helena C. Alexander is buried in the Provo City Cemetery. Her birth year is listed as 1852, and her death date as August 1905. This may be Helen Cora Alexander's mother.]

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.

Berry, Charles E.

Berry, Charles E.

Charles Berry

B. Y. Academy Collegiate Graduate, Class of 1900. Charles E. Berry. Bachelor of Science (B.S.), awarded at Commencement Exercises held on Monday Evening, May 28, 1900. He delivered both the Invocation and Benediction on that occasion. Source 1: 1900 Commencement Program, BYU Special Collections, UA 1008, Box 1, Folder 2. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2.: BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1900. Charles Eugene Berry received a Diploma: Bachelor of Letters (B.L). Deseret Evening News, June 2, 1900.

Bird, Richard Leo [R. Leo]

Bird, Richard Leo [R. Leo]

Leo Bird

BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1900. Richard Leo (Leo) Bird received a Diploma: Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.). Source: Deseret Evening News, June 2, 1900. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: 1900 Collegiate Graduate of BYA. R. Leo Bird, Bachelor of Pedagogy (B. PD.), awarded at Commencement Exercises held on Monday Evening, May 28, 1900. He was president of the collegiate class of 1900, and he delivered the President's Address on that occasion. 1900 Commencement Program, BYU Special Collections, UA 1008, Box 1, Folder 2.

Cannon, Lillian Hamlin

Cannon, Lillian Hamlin
Provo, Utah US

Lillian Cannon

B. Y. Academy Collegiate Graduate, Class of 1900., Faculty. Lillian H. Cannon. Pedagogy teacher, 1898-1902. She received her Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.), awarded at Commencement Exercises held on Monday Evening, May 28, 1900. Source 1: 1900 Commencement Program, BYU Special Collections, UA 1008, Box 1, Folder 2. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: B.Y. Academy Collegiate Class of 1900. Lillian Hamblin Cannon received a Diploma: Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.). Deseret Evening News, June 2, 1900.

Horne, Joseph Leo

Horne, Joseph Leo
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Joseph and Flora Horne

BY Academy Collegiate Graduate, Class of 1897, and 1900, Faculty. [associated with Beaver/Murdock Academy]. Joseph L. Horne. Received the degree of Bachelor of Didactics (B.D.) in May of 1897. Source: The (Provo) Daily Enquirer, May 27, 1897. ~ ~ ~ ~ 1900 Collegiate Graduate of BYA. Joseph Leo Horne, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), awarded at Commencement Exercises held on Monday Evening, May 28, 1900. Source 1: 1900 Commencement Program, BYU Special Collections, UA 1008, Box 1, Folder 2. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1900. Joseph Leo Horne received a Diploma: Bachelor of Science (B.S.). Deseret Evening News, June 2, 1900. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Joseph L. Horn(e), Woodwork and Mathematics teacher, 1895-1903. ~ ~ ~ ~ QUESTION: "Is this the Professor Horn" who served as principal of Brigham Young Academy Beaver Branch ~ Murdock Academy, for one year, from 1915 to 1916? ~ ~ ~ ~ Joseph Leo Horne was born on September 10, 1871 in Gunnison, Utah. His parents were Joseph Smith Horne and Lydia Ann Weiler Horne. He married Flora Diana Bean on August 1, 1894 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Joseph Leo Horne died on December 7, 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His interment, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jorgensen, Ovena Andrea

Jorgensen, Ovena Andrea
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Ovena and William Ockey

1900 Collegiate Graduate of BYA. Ovena Jorgensen, Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.), awarded at Commencement Exercises held on Monday Evening, May 28, 1900. She delivered the Prognostication address on that occasion. Source 1: Graduation program. BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1900, BYU Special Collections, UA 1008, Box 1, Folder 2. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ovena Andrea Jorgensen received a Diploma: Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.). Source 2: Deseret Evening News, June 2, 1900. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 3: Ovena Jorgensen, Degree, Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 1, page 73. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ovena Andrea Jorgensen was born on June 19, 1874 in West Jordan, Utah. Her parents were Hans Carl Lauritz Jorgensen and Ovina [or Ovena or Ovine] Andrea Hansen Jorgensen. Their daughter, Ovena Andrea Jorgensen, married William Cole Ockey on September 14, 1898. Ovena A. Ockey died on August 11, 1963 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery, Utah.

Maiben, Elizabeth Harriet (Lizzie)

Maiben, Elizabeth Harriet (Lizzie)
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Lizzie and Parley Magleby

B. Y. Academy Collegiate Graduate, Class of 1900. Lizzie Maiben. Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.), awarded at Commencement Exercises held on Monday Evening, May 28, 1900. She delivered the Class Sentiment on that occasion. Source 1: 1900 Commencement Program, BYU Special Collections, UA 1008, Box 1, Folder 2. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1900. Elizabeth Harriet Maiben received a Diploma: Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.). Deseret Evening News, June 2, 1900. ~ ~ ~ ~ Elizabeth Harriet Maiben was born June 27, 1879 in Provo, Utah. Her parents: Henry Maiben and Flora Louise Maddison. She married Parley Magleby on September 3, 1902, in Manti, Utah. She died August 11, 1960 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Richfield Utah Cemetery.

Mills, John M.

Mills, John M.

John Mills

BY Academy High School, Class of 1890. John M. Mills, Spanish, high school Normal diploma. Source: Utah Enquirer, May 23, 1890. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1900. John M. Mills, "Class of 1899" (sic), received a Diploma: Bachelor of Letters. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 2, 1900. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: J. M. Mills, received Bachelor of Letters (B.L.) Degree, Spring of 1900. Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 12.

Pike, Annie Amelia

Pike, Annie Amelia
Provo, Utah US

Annie Pike

B.Y. Academy Collegiate Graduate, Class of 1900, Faculty. Annie Pike, English teacher, 1902-1903. 1900 Collegiate Graduate of BYA. Annie Pike, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), awarded at Commencement Exercises held on Monday Evening, May 28, 1900. She delivered the Class History on that occasion. Source 1: 1900 Graduation program, BYU Special Collections, UA 1008, Box 1, Folder 2. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1900. Annie Amelia Pike received a Diploma: Bachelor of Letters. Deseret Evening News, June 2, 1900. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 3: Annie Pike, Bachelor of Letters, BYA Class of 1900. Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 60.

Rees, Thomas David

Rees, Thomas David

Thomas Rees

B. Y. Academy Collegiate Graduate, Class of 1900. Thomas D. Rees, Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.), awarded at Commencement Exercises held on Monday Evening, May 28, 1900. He made the Library Presentation on that occasion. Source 1: 1900 Graduation Program, BYU Special Collections, UA 1008, Box 1, Folder 2. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1900. Thomas David Reese (sic) received a Diploma: Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.). Deseret Evening News, June 2, 1900. ~ ~ ~ ~ IS THIS? 1. Thomas David Rees was born January 16, 1870 in Spanish Fork, Utah [or Hallidayboro, Jackson, Illinois]. His parents: Alfred Rees and Emma David Rees. He married Mary Catherine Christensen on February 19, 1896 in Spanish Fork, Utah. He died on August 10, 1956, in Spanish Fork, Utah. Interment, Spanish Fork Cemetery. ~ ~ ~ ~ OR 2. Thomas David Rees was born September 11, 1877 in Wales, Sanpete County, Utah. His parents: Thomas Davis Rees and Elizabeth _____ Rees. He married Florence Thompson on September 5, 1900 in Manti, Utah. He died on November 3, 1952 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Interment, Idaho Falls Cemetery. ~ ~ ~ ~ Fillmore High School began in 1902 with a half-time teacher for its faculty. The teacher was Thomas D. Rees, now President of the LDS Australian Mission. Source: Millard County Progress newspaper, June 3, 1938. While in central Utah, Thomas D. Rees was a teacher, woolgrower, water company director, banker, on the State Board of Land Commissioners, County Selectman, and President of the Juab Stake. ~ ~ ~ ~ Any Relation? Thomas D. Rees, author of Daktari: A Surgeon's Adventures With the Flying Doctors of East Africa. About the Author THOMAS D. REES, M.D., was born and raised in Utah, the son of a University Professor, and a second generation descendent of Mormon Pioneers. After graduating from the University of Utah Medical School and completing a prestigious fellowship in plastic surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital in Great Britain, he began a distinguished forty-three year career in New York City as a practicing plastic surgeon, educator, author, and innovator in his field. Since 1957, he has made almost annual trips to East Africa on behalf of the Flying Doctors of East Africa. He is a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York University School of Medicine, Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, and senior surgeon to the Institute for Reconstructive Surgery. A frequent lecturer at medical institutions, symposia, and forums all over the World. Dr. Rees is also the author of more than 140 medical articles and six medical texts including the two-volume "Aesthetic Plastic Surgery," a classic for doctors-in-training, and "More Than Just A Pretty Face" (Little Brown), a book for the general public. His many TV appearances include NBC News "The Early Show," "Live with Regis and Kathy Lee," and ABC’s "Morning Show." He has been an avid aviator, skier, fly fisherman, and horseman. His current passion is sculpting African animals and people. He resides in Quogue, New York, and Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife Nan. ~ ~ ~ ~ University of Utah: Thomas D. Rees U of U BA ’46 MD ’48 helped found the Flying Doctors Service of East Africa, a project that brought reconstructive surgery to the continent. The organization evolved into the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF). In October 1999, the foundation received the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the largest humanitarian award in the world ($1 million). ~ ~ ~ ~ "Daktari" is a Swahili word for "Doctor".

Shepherd, Warren

Shepherd, Warren
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Warren and Sarepta Shepherd

BY Academy High School Commercial Class of 1896, and BYA Collegiate Class of 1900. Warren Shepherd. Graduated May 1896 with high school diploma from the Commercial program. Source 1: Deseret News, May 30, 1896. ~ ~ ~ ~ Warren Shepherd of Beaver, Utah, Commercial Class of 1896. Source: Graduation Program 1896. Source 3: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 202. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Graduate of BY Academy, Class of 1900. Warren Shepherd, Bachelor of Science (B. S.), awarded at Commencement Exercises held on Monday Evening, May 28, 1900. Source: Graduation program 1900, BYU Special Collections, UA 1008, Box 1, Folder 2. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1900. Warren Sheperd (sic) received a Diploma: "Bachelor of Letters". Source: Deseret Evening News, June 2, 1900. ~ ~ ~ ~ Warren Shepherd received his M.D. degree from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 18, 1910. He practiced medicine in southern Utah, particularly in Beaver, Utah, until he and his family moved to Salt Lake City, where Dr. Shepherd served as city physician of SLC. He later served as President of the LDS Hospital Staff. ~ ~ ~ ~ FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Funeral services for Dr. Warren Shepherd, husband of Sarepta Sevy Shepherd, will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in the Joseph William Taylor Memorial mortuary, 125 N Main, Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Wasatch Lawn memorial park. [Salt Lake Telegram, December 3, 1949] ~ ~ ~ ~ Warren Shepherd was born on June 3, 1880 in Beaver, Utah. His parents were Marquis (Marcus) De La Fayette Shepherd and Cedaressa Catherine or Catherina Cartwright. Warren married Sarepta Bell Sevy on June 3, 1904 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Warren Shepherd died on November 29, 1949 in Camas, Clark County, Washington. His interment, Wasatch Lawn memorial park, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Swensen, John Canute (1888; 89; F&S)

Swensen, John Canute (1888; 89; F&S)
Provo, Utah US

John and Margaret Swensen

BY Academy High School Class of 1888, 1889, and Collegiate Class of 1900. John Swenson (Swensen) received a Diploma: Physiology & Hygiene, Rhetoric. Source: Deseret Evening News, May 28, 1888. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy High School Class of 1889. John Swenson (sic) received a Certificate in Rhetoric. Source: Utah Enquirer, May 28, 1889. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1900. J. C. Swensen received a Diploma: Bachelor of Didactics (B. D.). Source: Deseret Evening News, June 2, 1900. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. John C. Swensen, Economics & Sociology teacher, 1898-1941. ~ ~ ~ ~ John Canute Swensen was born February 4, 1869 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. His parents: Knud (Canute) Svendsen and Johanne Maire Pedersen. John C. Swensen married Margaret Ellen Davies (Davies in Wales, Davis in America) on June 21, 1899 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had ten children, all of whom attended Brigham Young High School. He died on August 30, 1953 in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. ~ ~ ~ ~ John originally used the -SON spelling, but later in life he decided it would be better to use the -SEN spelling. John and Margaret had ten children; five of the children continued with the -SON spelling, but the other five changed and used the -SEN spelling. They had seven sons and three daughters as follows: ~ ~ 1. John Starr Swenson [BYH Class of 1917?], born March 27, 1900, died December 28, 1977. He married Marva Carter. ~ ~ 2. Carl Davis Swenson [BYH Class of 1919?], born August 3, 1901, died April 29, 1979. He married Lura Tanner. ~ ~ 3. Reed Knute Swenson [BYH Class of 1921], born February 16, 1903, died April 2, 1989. He married Ruth Freebairn. ~ ~ 4. Alice Swenson, born May 10, 1905, died in infancy. 5. Margaret Swensen [BYH Class of 1923], born May 29, 1906, died January 30, 1987. She married James L. Jacobs. ~ ~ 6. Francis McLean Swenson (Mac) [BYH Class of 1926?], born June 29, 1908, died August 22, 1963. He married Willa Sowards. ~ ~ 7. Louise Swensen [BYH Class of 1928?], born May 24, 1910, died October 5, 1992. She married Jay Tolman. ~ ~ 8. Joseph Cadwallader Swensen [BYH Class of 1931], born June 15, 1913, died May 9, 2005. He married Verna Harding. ~ ~ 9. Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933], born May 28, 1915, died October 6, 2001. He married Jennie Romney. ~ ~ 10. Richard Davis Swensen [BYH Class of 1936], born July 7, 1919. He married Arleen Stowell. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents were: Father: Knud (Canute) Svendsen, born April 11, 1827 in Veibye, Hjorring, Denmark, died on March 14, 1902 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Mother: Johanne Maire Pedersen, born September 13, 1833 in Sevenolstrup, Viborg, Denmark, died on May 7, 1880 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. They married on June 24, 1860 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. They had eight children: ~ ~ 1. Annie Swensen, born April 8, 1861 in Pleasant Grove, died February 21, 1920 in Pleasant Grove. ~ ~ 2. Marie Swensen, born November 8, 1863 in Pleasant Grove, died on November 18, 1865 in Pleasant Grove. ~ ~ 3. Swen Larsen Swensen, born February 17, 1865 in Pleasant Grove, died June 12, 1936 in Oakland, California. Interment, Pleasant Grove. ~ ~ 4. Mary Mette Swensen [BYA Collegiate Diploma 1891], born January 14, 1867 in Pleasant Grove, died April 2, 1959 in Monticello, Utah. Interment, Ogden, Utah. ~ ~ 5. John Canute Swensen [BYA High School 1888; BYA Collegiate Diploma 1900], born February 4, 1869 in Pleasant Grove, died August 30, 1953 in Provo, Utah. ~ ~ 6. Eliza Johanne Swensen [BYA Collegiate Diploma 1891], born July 7, 1871 in Pleasant Grove, died September 17, 1931. ~ ~ 7. Hanson P. Swensen, born October 1, 1873 in Pleasant Grove, died as an infant on October 5, 1873 in Pleasant Grove. ~ ~ 8. Caroline Christine Swensen, born November 8, 1874 in Pleasant Grove, died as an infant on December 3, 1874 in Pleasant Grove.

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.

Young, Aretta [Arretta]

Young, Aretta [Arretta]
Provo, Utah US

Aretta Young

BY Academy High School Class of 1884, 1886, and Collegiate Class of 1900. Aretta Young. Graduated Friday, June 13, 1884, with a Normal diploma. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 13, 1884. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy High School Class of 1884. Aretta Young received a certificate of proficiency in Physical Geography. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 13, 1884. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy High School Class of 1886. Arretta Young. Awarded Teacher's Certificate. She spoke at Commencement on May 21, 1886 "In Behalf of the Ladies' Department". Source: The (Provo) Daily Enquirer, May 21 and 25, 1886.~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1900. Received a Diploma: Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.). Source: Deseret Evening News, June 2, 1900. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYH Faculty & Staff. Arretta Young, Art & Reading teacher, 1885-1886, 1897-1923. She apparently taught in Wayne County [Fremont] in the interim period. She was the Principal of the Fremont LDS Seminary in 1890. ~ ~ ~ ~ Aretta Young was born on September 10, 1864 in Idaho. She died on March 25, 1923 in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [She apparently never married.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Springville Museum of Art: Aretta Young, born September 10, 1864; died March 25, 1923, is of St. Charles, Idaho, and Provo, Utah. She was an art instructor at Brigham Young University around the turn of the century (ca. 1907) in the School of Arts. A daughter of Frank and Anna Young, Aretta Young attended Brigham Young Academy (BYU) beginning in 1883, and then went to New York State's Oswego Normal School in 1885. Also studying at Columbia University (Columbia Teachers) in 1905, she became a designer, watercolorist, oil painter, and poet whose monogram shows a large "A" with a squared top, with a small "Y" inside it. Aretta Young became an art teacher back in Utah; she also did calligraphy and drawings as well as watercolors of boats and figures in genre scenes done in this medium-- all these in a painterly and richly colored style.