Collegiate Grads of BYA 1903



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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 1903

411, Class of 1903
Final Year of Brigham Young Academy

Class of 1903 411

B. Y. Academy High School and Collegiate Graduates, Class of 1903.

The end of the 1902-1903 academic year marked the historic end of Brigham Young Academy. Brigham Young Academy had included Kindergarten through 12th Grade, and two years of collegiate courses. The final class of BYA High School students and BYA Collegiate students graduated in the Spring of 1903.

The Class of 1903 included 50 BYA high school graduates [89%], and 6 individuals who received BYA collegiate degrees [11%], plus 8 honorary members of the BYH Class of 1903. These numbers are subject to change if future research leads to the discovery of additional documented graduates. [August 2013]

Footnote: It was not until 1906 that BYU began to require an additional year of college-level work, for a total of three years, to qualify for University graduation. In 1913 this requirement was increased to four years of higher education.

During the 1903-1904 transition period, the three main groups of BYA high school / BY High School students were: 1. Commercial (Business Education). 2. Normal (preparing for the teaching profession). and 3. High School (general academic course of studies).

Note the changes in names of high school departments by 1915: 1. Academic. 2. Agricultural. 3. Arts & Manual Training. 4. Business Education (Commercial). and 5. Music.

Adams, William R.

Adams, William R.

William Adams

B. Y. Academy Collegiate Class of 1903. William R. Adams. He received the Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Spring of 1903. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 1.

Hoyt, James Frank

Hoyt, James Frank
Roosevelt, Utah US

James and Mary A. Hoyt

B. Y. Academy Collegiate Class of 1903. James F. Hoyt. He received the Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Spring of 1903. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 84. ~ ~ ~ ~ In the 1920 Census of Roosevelt, Duchesne County, Utah, James F. Hoyt is 41 years old and his wife, Mary A Hoyt, is 36. Mary's parents are Ephrain Lambert, age 61, born in Utah, and Agnes C. Lambert, also age 61, born in Massachusetts.

Jensen, J. Marinus

Jensen, J. Marinus
Cardston, Alberta, Canada CA

Marinus and Mary Ann Jensen

BY Academy High School Class of 1884, and Collegiate Class of 1903. Marinus Jensen received a certificate of proficiency in Bookkeeping in 1884. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 13, 1884. ~ ~ ~ ~ B.Y. Academy Collegiate Class of 1903. J. Marinus Jensen. Received the Bachelor of Pedagogy degree (B.Pd.) in Spring of 1903. Source: Students Record of Class Standings, B. Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 155. ~ ~ ~ ~ J. Marinus Jensen, Author, History of Provo, Utah (1924). ~ ~ ~ ~ Jensen, J. Marinus, Author, History of Brigham Young University, ca. 1937 (UA 483) J. Marinus Jensen, Newbern Butt, Elsie Carroll and Bertha Roberts made up the Committee on University History, all appointed by Franklin Harris, 1937. This a manuscript history of the university up to around 1937. ~ ~ ~ ~ Johan (John) Marinus Jensen was born on March 7, 1863, In Aasted, Hjorring, Denmark. His parents were Hans Christian Jensen and Caroline Madsine Andreasen. His father was a stone cutter. J. Marinus Jensen became an historian. He first married Jensine Katrina Marie Pedersen on December 11, 1884 in Logan, Utah, but they divorced. He second married Mary Ann Harkness on April 10, 1908 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on July 1, 1948 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. Interment, Aetna, Alberta, Canada.

Mellor, John O. [Meller,]

Mellor, John O. [Meller,]
Idaho Falls, Idaho US

John and Effie Mellor

B. Y. Academy Collegiate Graduate, Class of 1903. John O. Meller [actually Mellor]. He received the Bachelor of Letters degree (B.L.) in Spring of 1903. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, page 41. ~ ~ ~ ~ John Oliver Mellor was born July 17, 1881 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. His parents were John Carlos Mellor and Eva Charlotte Dack Mellor. John O. Mellor married Effie Barney Howe on September 5, 1906 in Salt Lake City, Utah. John O. Mellor died on February 2, 1971 in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Pack, Mosher Franklin

Pack, Mosher Franklin
Santa Monica, California US

Mosher and Sarah Pack

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901, Collegiate Class of 1903, Faculty. Mosher F. Pack. He also received a Special Certificate in Plane Surveying in 1901. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 47. ~ ~ ~ ~ B. Y. Academy Collegiate Class of 1903. Mosher F. Pack. He received the Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Spring of 1903. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 47. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty. Mosher F. Pack, Mathematics teacher, 1902-1906. ~ ~ ~ ~ Mosher Franklin Pack was born June 9, 1879 in Kamas, Utah. His parents were Silas Mosher Pack and Sarah Amelia Lambert. He married Sarah Emily Hinckley on December 11, 1903, in Manti, Utah. She was the daughter of Ira Nathaniel Hinckley and Adelaide Cameron Noble Hinckley. He died on December 11, 1956 in Santa Monica, California. Interment, Santa Monica, California.

Talmage, Susa Amelia

Talmage, Susa Amelia
Provo, Utah US

Susa and Julian Cummings

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901, Collegiate Class of 1903, Faculty. Susa A. Talmage. She received a high school "Normal Diploma" in 1901. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, page 61. ~ ~ ~ ~ B. Y. Academy Collegiate Class of 1903. Susa A. Talmage. Received the Batchelor of Pedagogy Degree (B.Pd.) in Spring of 1903. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 61. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Susa Talmage, Training School, 1902-1908, until her death. Susa Amelia Talmage was born on February 11, 1879 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Gabriel James Joyce Talmage and Susanna Preater Talmage. She married Julian Moses Cummings, who was born on March 15, 1884, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died on April 16, 1908, at the age of 29. Julian Cummings second married Fay Robertson Brimhall, on August 18, 1909, in Salt Lake City, Utah.