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411, Class of 1924

411, Class of 1924

Class of 1924 411

Brigham Young High School Class of 1924.

Some say the Class of 1924 is BYH's most distinguished class, when all is considered, simply because Philo T. Farnsworth was a member of this class. Everyone else just added luster!

Early research on this class was frustrating because, as you can see, the 1924 BYU/BYH Banyan yearbook identified 34 of the members of the BYH Class of 1924 in a composite photo, but listing only by their last names. To date, we have not found a 1924 graduation program, but by searching various documents and sources, we find that a majority of the 85 to 90 members of the Class of 1924 were not pictured in the yearbook, and some of those pictured did not graduate in the Class of 1924. Please send any additional biographical information you may have to See also the 26 Honorary members of the Class of 1924. Please send your information today.

Allen, Norma

Allen, Norma
Logan, Utah US

Norma and Stewart Williams

Class of 1924. Norma Allen, of Provo, Utah. She graduated in the BYH Class of 1924. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Norma Allen Williams passed away November 7, 1994 at the age of 89. She was born November 5, 1905 in Raymond, Alberta, Canada to James E. Allen and Stella Speakman Allen. Norma grew up in Provo, Utah, and she attended BYU High School, where she graduated in 1924. She continued her education at Brigham Young University where she majored in home economics and clothing design. She married J. Stewart Williams on September 1, 1927 in the Salt Lake Temple. He died in 1984. September 15, 1927, Norma and Stewart left for Washington, D.C., where they worked and went to school. Norma was an assistant buyer for sport and cruise wear and Stewart worked at the U.S. Patent Office and attended George Washington University. In the fall of 1934 they moved to New Haven, Connecticut where they lived for a year while Stewart did post-graduate work at Yale University. In the fall of 1935 they arrived in Logan, Utah where Stewart had been appointed chairman of the Geology department and later became Dean of the Graduate School. Norma enjoyed the University community. Her interests were in art, politics, economics and gardening. She was an active member of the USU Faculty Women's League, a charter member of the Fine Arts Club of Logan, a member of the A.C. Women's Club, a member of USU Emeritus organization, a charter member of Kappa Delta Sorority, and served as President of the Associated Clubs Library Committee of Cache County. She is survived by daughter, Patricia W. Russell and husband, Roy, Covina, California; three sons, David A. and wife, Carol, J. Stewart, Jr., and wife, Barbara, and A. Thomas and wife, Sue, all of Salt Lake City; two sisters, Ruth A. Robertson and Cheer A. Nielson, Salt Lake City; and five grandsons, two granddaughters, two great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorial gifts in support of the J. Stewart Williams Endowed Chair, Utah State University Department of Geology, Logan, Utah. Private family graveside services and burial were in the Logan City Cemetery. [Published in the Deseret News, Friday, November 11, 1994.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Allred, Clemont (twin)

Allred, Clemont (twin)
Whittier, California US

Clemont Allred

Class of 1924. Clemont Allred (male, twin). There are two Allreds pictured in the composite photograph of the 4th Year (senior) students in the 1924 Banyan yearbook, and they were twin brothers. Source: 1924 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Clemont Allred (male, twin), of Vernon, Utah. Clemont and his brother, Clement "Clem", were born on June 7, 1903 in Ferron, Utah, and came to BYH from Vernon, Utah. Clemont completed his senior year at BYH in the Class of 1924. [His brother, Clement, graduated in the BYH Class of 1923.] Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26. ~ ~ ~ ~ Clemont Allred died on June 1, 1966, at the age of 62 years, in Whittier, California. ~ ~ ~ ~ 1923 News Article.

Anderson, Geneal

Anderson, Geneal
Provo, Utah US

Geneal Anderson

BYH Class of 1924. Geneal Anderson, of Provo, Utah. She received her secondary education at BYH. She graduated from BYH in the senior class of 1924. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Anderson, Julia (1924)

Anderson, Julia (1924)
Provo, Utah US

Julia Anderson

BYH Class of 1924. Julia Anderson of Provo, Utah, attended BYH as a secondary fourth year student (senior) in the Class of 1924. She also attended Summer School. She went on to continue her education at BYU. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Anderson, Myrtle

Anderson, Myrtle
Provo, Utah US

Myrtle Anderson

BYH Class of 1924. Myrtle Anderson of Provo, Utah. She graduated from BYH in the Class of 1924. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Ashcroft, Theron
St. George, Utah US

Theron and Lucretia Ashcroft

BYH Class of 1924. Theron Ashcroft. We have no record of Theron graduating from BYH, except for a strong mention in a newspaper article: Theron Ashcroft Named Commencement Speaker [Iron County Record, May 11, 1972] President Theron Ashcroft of the St. George Temple Presidency will be the Graduation speaker at the Cedar City L.D.S. Institute of Religion Graduation Exercises to be held May 21, [1972] at 8:15 p.m. The exercises will be held in the new Institute of Religion building at 650 West Center. President Ashcroft was born in Hyde Park, Utah September 28, 1908. Graduated from B.Y. High 1924, Utah State University 1937, with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He married Lucretia Parsona 1929. They are the parents of the following children: Ann Judd, Marie Hansen, Don Kay, Judith and Susan. Another son, Charles, died several years ago. President Ashcroft has been a Bishop in a Bishopric as a Counselor, a member of the High Council, and as President of Cedar West Stake. He and Sister Ashcroft presided over the Irish Mission, and he is now a Counselor in the Temple Presidency. He has served on the Planning Commission for Cedar City, has been a Director of the Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Parks Commission. He was a Professor at Southern Utah State College since 1939, and is now retired from that profession. He is a great outdoorsman, among one of the first groups to explore and hike the Zion Narrows. During his life he has taken a great interest in the Lamanite people.

Bagley, Helen

Bagley, Helen
Koosharem, Utah US

Helen Bagley

Class of 1924. Helen Bagley of Koosharem, Utah. Source: 1924 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. She graduated from BYH in the Senior Class of 1924. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Barton, Ruth

Barton, Ruth
Provo, Utah US

Ruth Barton

BYH Class of 1924. Ruth Barton of Provo, Utah, received her secondary education at BYH. She graduated as a senior with the BYH Class of 1924. She continued her education at BYU. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Beardall, Warren LaVell

Beardall, Warren LaVell
Mapleton, Utah US

Warren and Naomi Beardall

Class of 1924. Warren L. Beardall. Source of surname: 1924 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. Unfortunately, the yearbook gave only surnames for most class members. ~ ~ ~ ~ "Looking at the page on the BYH website showing the BYH Class of 1924, I see that my father Warren L. Beardall, is the 'Beardall' student in the photograph. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1928. Warren Beardall. He received a BS Degree in Accounting & Business in 1928. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 486. ~ ~ ~ ~ Warren Beardall was born in 1908 in Springville, Utah, a son of George L. Beardall and Emma E. Childs Beardall. He had one sister, Anna Beardall, born in 1911 [BYH Class of 1929?]. Warren initially attended Springville High School, where he studied music and business. His parents owned and operated Beardall's Service Grocery store in Springville. Since Warren was studying music with the faculty of BYU and was spending two or three days a week in Provo, he switched to Brigham Young High School to save time. He took high school and college classes simultaneously. He was on the fast track when he attended BYH, taking college courses along with meeting his high school graduation requirements. He worked summers in Salt Lake City, commuting every day by train. He was studying business to help his family in their grocery business, and he had some serious LDS Church responsibilities at a very early age -- he was ordained a Seventy in the Melchizedek Priesthood as a teenager. He graduated from BYH in 1924. He then graduated from BYU in 1928 at age 20 with a degree in accounting. He served an LDS mission in California. He returned in 1930 from his mission and worked in the wholesale grocery business in Provo. In 1931 he met and married Hannah Naomi (Naomi) Smith, and in 1932, their first child was born, Bonnie Beardall [BYH Class of 1950]. Warren Beardall later worked for a wholesale grocery business in Reno, Nevada, but returned to Utah and became an educator. He was principal of the Mapleton Elementry School in Mapleton, Utah, until his premature death in 1957 at the age of 49. ~ ~ ~ ~ [Warren LaVell Beardall was born on January 10, 1908 in Springville, Utah. His parents were George LaVell Beardall and Emma Elisa Childs. Warren married Hanna Naomi Smith on September 24, 1931 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on May 21, 1957 in Provo, Utah. His interment, Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah.] ~ ~ ~ ~ An interesting point in Warren's life: Another member of the BYH Class of 1924, 'Farnsworth' in the photograph, was Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of television. Warren Beardall and Philo Farnsworth were selected to play the parts of twin brothers in a play at BY High School. Images of this play are included in the film biography of Philo T. Farnsworth, which is shown occasionally on KBYU television. Warren Beardall is shown with Farnsworth in a photograph of that play. During those years Philo Farnsworth was seeking money to finance his invention, and at one point offered Warren Beardall a one-half interest in his invention, in return for enough money to buy a bus ticket to California. My father did not have the money and had to decline the offer. Farnsworth drew a schematic of his invention in Warren Beardall's physics textbook, which is unfortunately now lost." ~ ~ John S. Beardall jsb.nova@juno.com @2007 ~ ~ ~ ~ Warren graduated from BYH in the Class of 1924, then continued his education at BYU. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Bell, Junius

Bell, Junius
Monroe, Utah US

Junius Bell

BYH Class of 1924. Junius Bell of Monroe, Utah, graduated as a senior in the BYH Class of 1924. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Bench, Ruel

Bench, Ruel
Fairview, Utah US

Ruel Bench

BYH Class of 1924. Ruel Bench (male) of Fairview, Utah. Source: 1924 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. He graduated with the Class of 1924, and continued at BYH in 1925 as a special student. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Beveridge, Joe

Beveridge, Joe
Hiawatha, Utah US

Joe Beveridge

BYH Class of 1924 ~ Honorary. Joe Beveridge, of Hiawatha, Utah, was listed as a 3rd Year (junior) student at BYH in the 1923-1924 school year. Some other students similarly listed were actually 4th Year (senior) students. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Billings, Elton

Billings, Elton
Duchesne, Utah US

Elton Billings

Class of 1924. Elton Billings, of Duchesne, Utah. He received his secondary education at BYH. He served as President of the BYH Senior Class of 1924, and graduated with his class. Source: 1924 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ After graduation, he continued his education at BYU. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Billings, Fern

Billings, Fern
Provo, Utah US

Fern Billings

BYH Class of 1924. Fern Billings of Provo, Utah. Fern received her secondary education at BYH. She was a senior (4th year) student at BYH and graduated with the BYH Class of 1924. She went on to continue her education at BYU. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1926. Fern Billings. She received a Normal Diploma in 1926. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 248.

Brimhall, Isabell

Brimhall, Isabell
Provo, Utah US

Isabell Brimhall

BYH Class of 1924. Isabell Brimhall, of Provo, Utah. She is a 4th Year (senior) graduate in the Class of 1924. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Bunker, Elfine

Bunker, Elfine
Provo, Utah US

Elfine Bunker

BYH Class of 1924. Elfine Bunker, of Provo, Utah. She was a 4th Year (senior) graduate in the BYH Class of 1924. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Campbell, Elmo

Campbell, Elmo
Provo, Utah US

Elmo Campbell

BYH Class of 1924. Elmo Campbell, of Provo, Utah. He was a 4th Year (senior) graduate in the BYH Class of 1924. He continued his education at BYU. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Chamberlain, Edwin Dilworth (Dee)

Chamberlain, Edwin Dilworth (Dee)
Orem, Utah US

Dee and Virginia Chamberlain

BYH Class of 1924. Edwin Dilworth "Dee" Chamberlain, born August 19, 1905 in Mexico. He was the second and last child of his mother, Mary Chamberlain, and the fifty-third child of his father, Thomas Chamberlain. His parents were Thomas Chamberlain and Mary Elizabeth Woolley Chamberlain. After graduating from Brigham Young High School in Provo in May of 1924, Dee Chamberlain served a two-year mission in Hawaii. A very handsome man, Dee Chamberlain frequently acted in plays during his life. Edwin Dilworth Chamberlain married Virginia Parrish on December 4, 1931. Virginia, who was very beautiful, was born on February 20, 1907, in Centerville, Utah. They lived in Cedar City, Utah until they moved to Sun Valley, Idaho in the early 1940s. They soon moved to Centerville to be near Mrs. Chamberlain's parents, and Mrs. Virginia Chamberlain taught Nutrition at Davis High School, in the Red Cross, and in the community. By 1950 they were living in Provo, Utah. Dee Chamberlain served as System General Manager of the Geneva Transportation Company in Provo. They had four children: twin sons, Dilworth Woolley Chamberlain, BYH Class of 1951, and Charles Craig Chamberlain, also BYH Class of 1951, and two daughters, Diane Chamberlain and Susan Chamberlain Mowry. Special thanks to source of information: Daughter, Diane Chamberlain. Virginia Parrish Chamberlain died on July 2, 1986, in Cambria, San Luis Obispo County, California. Edwin Dilworth "Dee" Chamberlain, died on February 26, 1999 in Orem, Utah. Interment for Edwin Dilworth "Dee" and Virginia Parrish Chamberlain, Centerville, Utah.

Chipman, Dorothy

Chipman, Dorothy
American Fork, Utah US

Dorothy Chipman

Class of 1924. Dorothy Chipman, of American Fork, Utah. Dorothy Chipman received a Normal Diploma, Class of 1924. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, Page 470. [Research by Scott Cowley.]

Clark, Loretta

Clark, Loretta
Provo, Utah US

Loretta Clark

BYH Class of 1924. Loretta Clark, of Provo, Utah. She graduated as a 4th Year (senior) in the BYH Class of 1924. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Cluff, Sterling

Cluff, Sterling
Provo, Utah US

Sterling Cluff

BYH Class of 1924. Sterling Cluff of Provo, Utah, is listed as a 3rd Year (junior) at BY High in 1924, but then he appears as a BYU Freshman in 1925, indicating that he graduated from BYH in the Class of 1924. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Culmer, Mildred

Culmer, Mildred
Pleasant Grove, Utah US

Mildred Culmer

Class of 1924. Mildred Culmer. Surname source: 1924 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Mildred Culmer received her High School Certificate, BYH Class of 1924. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, Page 488. [Research by Scott Cowley.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Mildred Culmer received her secondary education at BY High. She was a 4th Year (senior) student in 1924. She continued her education at BYU. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Durrant, Donna

Durrant, Donna
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Donna and Wesley Sorensen

Class of 1924. Donna Durrant. Her surname is given in the 1924 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1927. Donna Durrant. She received a BS Degree in Dramatic Arts in 1927. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 210. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Donna Durrant Sorensen passed away Monday, June 4, 1990. She was born to Lorenzo James Durrant and Agnes Priscilla Lewis Durrant at Spanish Fork, Utah on December 24, 1904, and was the oldest of six children. Her parents moved to Thatcher, Idaho when she was three years old, then subsequently returned to Provo, Utah where Mrs. Sorensen attended the BYU Training School beginning in the sixth grade, graduated from BY High School, and continued until she received her Bachelor of Science degree from BYU in 1927. Mrs. Sorensen served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Central States Mission from June 1924 to 1926. She taught at the American Fork High School from 1927 until 1929, where she taught English, speech and drama, directing the school plays. She married Wesley A. (Brick) Sorensen, of Logan, Utah, on October 10, 1929, in the Salt Lake Temple. They made their home in Salt Lake City, where she assisted her husband in the management of The Doll House Restaurant, which they owned for 42 years. Mrs. Sorensen gave lifelong service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holding administrative and teaching assignments in all the auxiliaries. For nine years she taught the Gospel Doctrine class in the Capitol Hill Ward. In 1936, a call came from President Louise Y. Robison for her to serve on the General Board of the Relief Society. Later at a reorganization of that board, she served as second counselor to President Amy Brown Lyman for three years. She was in charge of the educational courses offered by the Society. She served for ten years on this board. She was a member of the Deseret Sunday School Union Board for 11 years, serving under the superintendencies of George R. Hill and David Lawrence McKay. She wrote a teacher manual for the Sunday School genealogical course, served on the Gospel Doctrine committee and on the editorial staff of the Juvenile Instructor. She authored a number of special programs which were used on Mothers Day, Easter and Christmas. She was active in community service as president of the Lafayette School PTA and vice president of the PTA at Horace Mann Junior High School. As a member of the board of Children's Service Society for 13 years, she served for three years as second vice president. She was a charter member of the Salt Lake Reynolds Club and a member of the Cleofan Literary Club. She served as president of Sigma Chi Mothers Club in Salt Lake City in 1966. She was elected for the three-year term on the BYU Alumni Executive Committee in 1960, and was elected to the BYU Emeritus Club Board of Directors in 1977. She served as vice president for two years, and was the recipient of the Special Recognition Award from the BYU Emeritus Club in April 1983. One of the activities she was particularly devoted to was genealogical work. She found great joy and spent many hours in gathering her ancestral names. She was an ordinance worker in the Salt Lake Temple from October 1977 until her release in October 1985. She is survived by: Her husband, Wesley A. (Brick) Sorensen, two daughters, Shauna Lee and Sheila, one son, Steven James, 17 grandchildren, two brothers and one sister; Mr and Mrs. Adrian Perenon (Shauna Lee), Monterey, California, and their daughters, Stacy Nicole and Leslie Christine; Dr. and Mrs. Donald R. Call (Sheila), Saratoga, California, and children, Donald R., Jr., David Wesley, Catherine, Daniel Durrant, Caroline, Douglas Ara, Christopher Cyril, and Matthew Lewis; Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Sorensen of Vancouver, Washington, and children, Sarah Ann, John Wesley, Rebecca, James Bryant, Michael Steven, Peter Andrew, and David Alfred; one sister, Mrs. Paul W. (Dorothy) Larsen, two brothers, James Russell Durrant and William Stanford Durrant, all of Salt Lake City, Utah. Funeral services were held Friday, June 8, 1990 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Spanish Fork Cemetery. [Published in the Deseret News, Wednesday, June 6, 1990.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Lorenzo James Durrant and Agnes Priscilla Lewis Durrant. Their children included: L. Dean Durrant; James Russell (Russell) Durrant; Madaline Durrant Sorenson; Donna Durrant [BYH Class of 1924] (Wesley) Sorenson; William Stanford (Stanford) Durrant [BYH Class of 1939] (Lois Hammond); and Dorothy Durrant (Paul) Larsen. ~ ~ ~ ~ "Dona" Durrant is listed as a 1st Year (freshman) student at BY High in 1919. She is not listed in the annual class catalogues until 1923, when she appears as a college freshman at BYU, and 1924 when she appears as a sophomore at BYU, in Arts & Sciences. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1918-19, 1919-20, 1920-21, 1921-1922, 1922-23, 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Durrant, Melba

Durrant, Melba
Provo, Utah US

Melba Durrant

BYH Class of 1924. Melba Durrant. In 1923 "Melva" Durrant is listed as a 2nd Year (sophomore) at BYH. In 1924 "Melba" Durrant is listed as a 3rd Year (junior). Then in 1925 Melba is shown as a BYU Freshman, indicating that she graduated from BYH in the Class of 1924. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

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