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McArthur, Maud

McArthur, Maud
Cedar City, Utah US

Maud and Archie Spilsbury

Class of 1901 ~ Honorary. Maud McArthur Spilsbury. Fond of her athletic older brothers [Melvin, L. Eugene, Roy, Edgar, and Henry], Maud McArthur ignored her mother's pleas to be ladylike. She rode to school on horseback, wearing red flannel pantaloons which she rolled beneath her skirts for class. Still, Maud learned housekeeping from her Danish mother and dancing from her Scottish father. In her teens she attended Brigham Young Academy [Provo, or Beaver?], but ended her studies when her mother passed away. At BYA Maud's athleticism earned recognition. Captain of the Academy's first basketball team, she led BYA to victory over the University of Utah, winning the regional championship in 1900. Maud also met her future husband, Archie Price Spilsbury, at BYA. Walking in Provo with a friend, Maud saw Archie for the first time and whispered, "That's the man I'm going to marry." Eventually the couple met, and when Maud returned home, Archie drove to Mt. Pleasant to court her. After three months of marriage, Archie received a mission call to St. Louis, Missouri. In his absence, Maud gave birth to a baby boy, who was almost two years old when Archie returned. Cattle ranchers by trade, the Spilsburys moved from Toquerville to Cedar City so their four children could attend school. Maud herself took courses in literature. She set up a tennis court on the family's new lawn, passing on the tradition of sportsmanship. ~ ~ ~ ~ Maud McArthur was born on October 4, 1881 in Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah. Her parents were Perry Melvin McArthur and Karen Or Caroline LARSEN or JORGENSEN or JOHNSON or JENSEN. She married Archie Price Spilsbury on July 1, 1903, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Maud M. Spilsbury died on February 9, 1958 in St. George, Utah. Her interment, Cedar City, Utah.

McBride, Lyman A.

McBride, Lyman A.

Lyman McBride

B. Y. Academy High School Class of 1901. Lyman A. McBride. In 1897 at Commencement Exercises, Lyman A. McBride was called upon to deliver a short speech, since he was the president of the Class of 1901 (8th Graders) at that time. [Of course, someone else was probably elected president during the following years.] Source: (Provo) Daily Enquirer, May 24, 1897.

Miller, Teenie

Miller, Teenie

Teenie Miller

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. Teenie Miller. She also received a Special Certificate in Phonography & Typewriting. [Phonography is a system of shorthand stenography developed by Isaac Pitman.] Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 211.

Miller, William R.  (1901)

Miller, William R. (1901)

William Miller

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. William R. Miller. He also received a Special Certificate in Phonography & Typewriting. [Phonography is a system of shorthand stenography developed by Isaac Pitman.] Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 216.

Murdock, Ida

Murdock, Ida

Ida Murdock

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. Ida Murdock. Received a "High School Diploma". Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 109.

Nielson, Niels Jens

Nielson, Niels Jens

Niels Nielson

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. Niels Jens Nielson. He also received a Special Certificate in Phonography & Typewriting. [Phonography is a system of shorthand stenography developed by Isaac Pitman.] Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 175.

Otteson, Victoria

Otteson, Victoria

Victoria Otteson

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. Victoria Otteson. She also received a Special Certificate in Needlework. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 164.

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.

Phelps, Gove Edwin

Phelps, Gove Edwin
Mesa, Arizona US

Gove and Effie Phelps

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901 and 1903. Mr. Gove Edwin Phelps. Received a "Diploma in Shorthand and Typewriting". Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 49. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYH Class of 1903. Gove Phelps of Mesa, Arizona, a Commercial student, BYA [& BYH] Class of 1903 Listing of Fourth Year Students (seniors). Source: Brigham Young Academy & Normal Training School, Catalogues & Announcements, for 28th Academic Year, 1903-1904, pp. 171-172. ~ ~ ~ ~ Gove Edwin Phelps. Born in Arizona, February 26, 1846 to Hyrum Smith Phelps and Mary Elizabeth Bingham. Gove Edwin married Effie Ellsworth and they had 5 children. He passed away on July 21, 1941 in Mesa, Arizona. ~ ~ ~ ~ Life Sketch written by his daughter, Maxine Phelps Lines: Gove Edwin Phelps was the fourth child and first son of Mary Elizabeth Bingham and Hyrum Smith Phelps. His grandfather was Morris Phelps, his grandmother, Sarah Thompson. Hyrum was born the night the mobs chased the Latter-day Saints out of Nauvoo, Illinois, February 26, 1846. Gove's mother was the daughter of Calvin Bingam and Elizabeth Lucretia Thorn, born December 25, 1853 in East Weber, Utah. Their first three children, Mary Laurett who died in infancy, Lucy Ett who married George Fryer, and Barbara Ann who married Seymour Allen, were born in Montpelier, Idaho. The Phelps family was among the first who were called to move to help colonize the Salt River Valley. While they were enroute, they stayed overnight at Lee's Ferry in Arizona, where Gove was born 2 December 1878. When the family arrived in Mesa, Gove's father established a home on the corner of First Avenue and North Sirrine streets. Gove's other brothers and sisters who were all born in Mesa are Harriet Emmaline who married James Miller, Orson Ashel who married Rebecca Allen, Lester Leo who died at age two, Yuma Letitia who died an infant, Grace Darling who also died in infancy, Amy Dorothy who married Charles Morris, Esther who married William Whatcott, Clara who married Charles Robson, and Martha Gertrude who married Charles Wilson, and Wilford Woodruff Phelps. As a child, Gove was always a very happy and obedient child, who loved his parents, brothers and sisters, dearly. He loved to dance, especially the jig. He kept time with bones which he rattled in his hands. In the family yard was a large swing, which he loved, except when provoked by his older friends who teased him by "pantsing" him, and taking him down to chew his ears. When he and his half-brother Guy were small, they used to go out on the desert, where the Crystal Ice Plan used to be, and drown out squirrels which they would take home and make pets. One of his chores as a boy, was to go after the cows. He used to come back riding old "Puss". It was on one of these trips after the herd, that he lost the old blue coat, which was sorely missed by the family, for it was the warmest they had and worn by all the family. During the summer months he and his brothers used to work on the header, to earn money to go to school. He first attended school at the building which stood where the Lincoln school now stands. After he graduated from the Mesa Schools he decided to go to college, which was unusual for Arizona boys at that time. He went to Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah, graduating from that school in Commerce. To earn money to go to school, he used to go to the Cove north of Logan, Utah, to work for Levi Allen on the thresher. He was working there when his father returned from his mission in 1900. One summer he came out with only enough money to pay for his room and board. To help make ends meet, he sewed cuffs to his coat sleeves, and wore a shirt front as a dickey, for he had only a few shirts. While in Provo, the story is told that he was dared to run around the block in the snow in his underwear. He and Elijah Allen took the dare. He was always jovial and well liked by his classmates. At graduation his sister Hattie did some sewing for Fannie Allen to buy his class picture. While Gove was in Provo, he renewed his acquaintance with Effie Ellsworth, whom he had known only slightly, in Mesa. They fell in love, became engaged and were married December 21, 1904. Effie's mother gave the couple a lot on North Macdonald Street in Mesa. Gove borrowed money and built a home there, which they moved into the night they were married. After he was married, he worked for the Standard Oil Company, O.S. Stapley Hardware, and North Brothers Hardware. In a building just east of the Valley National Bank he operated a bicycle shop. During an election year, he "buried" all the losing candidates, with proper epitaphs, much to the amusement of the town people. Deciding that it would be better to own his own building, he borrowed money and built at 27 West Main Street, where First Federal Savings and Loan Company now stands, a large building, which had a garage in front, two warehouses in back, and rooms up above the garage, to be rented. He used one of the warehouses for his hardware and bicycle shop. His first son, Kenneth, was born in their home on North Macdonald, August 13, 1907. He was such a very large baby, weighing about twelve pounds, that he had to be delivered with instruments which crushed his head. He lived only about eleven hours. Their next child, Villa Maxine was born two years later, September 1, 1909. Their third child, Wayne Ellsworth was born August 29, 1911. Gove moved his family into an apartment which he fixed up, upstairs, so that Effie could take care of the hotel part of the building. The family stayed in the hotel for about a year, then moved back to their home, where Worth Lovell was born April 21, 1921. When he was a toddler, they moved back to the hotel, but the space to live in was not large enough. The bottom floor, which had been a garage, was converted into more rooms, and an apartment was provided for the family. About the time of World War I, the two warehouses were removed and the back of the hotel was converted into small apartments, and the second floor had more rooms to rent. In 1921, March 2, their last baby was born, and Gove named him Rex E. after the hotel. When the depression came about 1930, the hotel business was so poor, that a part of the building was converted into a grocery store and meat market, which was turned over to Wayne after he was married. At the hotel, he was always fixing something. A leaking toilet, a room to be painted, roof to repair, fix, fix, fix. But he was always good natured. He worked on the First Ward Building, and was in the Bishopric, for nearly all the time I was growing up. I can still hear his beautiful tenor voice. He always sang as he worked, and I believe it was one of the sweetest voices I have ever heard. He was always in the choir, sang in quartet's, and occasionally would sing a solo. He was always frightened when he sang alone, and if he leaned on the piano, he shook it badly. I hope that I can hear him sing again in Heaven! He never wanted anything for himself, but could not do enough for other people. If he went out the door with a bag of groceries, he would tell his wife when asked, that he was going to take a few things to Brother or Sister so-and-so. He loved his mother dearly, and would go to see her nearly every week. He loved his children. One of his greatest joys was to romp, box, and play with them. His vacations were to take them with him to cut a load of firewood. This he did for the church as well. When asked why he did not take credit on his tithing for the wood, he replied that he did not believe in letting his left hand know what his right had was doing. He believed firmly in the law of tithing, and it came first for settlement, even before taxes, which sometimes threatened the loss of the hotel. When his grandchildren came along, he was never known to be without Black Jack chewing gum in his pocket. They loved him too, for he always took time to play with them. His greatest pleasure was hunting with his brother Wilford, or his nephew Edwin Miller. When his boys got older he took them with him. He operated the old Crystal Pool with his boys for many summers, and had great pleasure in watching them learn to swim and dive so beautifully. He built swings, tetter-totters, monkey bars for his grandchildren. No matter what needed to be done, he always had time for them. His generosity knew no bounds for others, but for himself he wanted only the necessities. He had always extremely good health. He remembered only one time being extremely ill, and that was after eating sour grapes and then drinking ice water. I remember that we worried about him during the influenza epidemic, but he did not have it as so many did during the war. Shortly before he died he complained of having some pain in his chest. After much urging, he went to the doctor who diagnosed it as appendicitis. He went to the hospital for surgery, and a series of small heart attacks followed. He had the feeling that he was going to die, and begged to be taken home. After several more severe attacks, he died 23 July, 1941. He was buried in the Mesa Cemetery. He was loved by thousands for his generosity, his thoughtfulness, and his loyalty to his friends. Source.

Reid, Edgar T.

Reid, Edgar T.
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Edgar and 3 Reid

BY Academy High School Class of 1896, Commercial College, and BYA High School Class of 1901, Normal. Class of 1896. Edgar T. Reid. He graduated May 1896 with diploma from the BYA Commercial College. Source: Deseret News, May 30, 1896. ~ ~ ~ ~ B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. Edgar T. Reid. He received a "Normal Diploma, & Diploma in Shorthand & Typewriting, and Bookkeeping". Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 201. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1924. Edgar T. Reid. He received a BS Degree in Education in 1924. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 154. ~ ~ ~ ~ Edgar Thomas Reid was born on March 13, 1877 in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah. His parents were William Taylor Reid and Mary Adelaide Cox Reid. Edgar married three times: ~ ~ First, to Ida Farnsworth [BYA High School Class of 1901] on September 12, 1902 in Manti, Utah. Ida was born on April 27, 1880 in Beaver, Utah. Her parents were William Henry Farnsworth and Harriet Susannah Shepherd Farnsworth. Ida died on August 27, 1929 in Beaver, Utah. Her interment, Manti, Utah. ~ ~ Edgar second married Agnes Mary Hoggan on September 3, 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Agnes was born on June 20, 1879 in Manti, Utah. Her parents were Thomas Alexander Hoggan and Margaret _____ Hoggan. Agnes died on February 1, 1948. ~ ~ Edgar third married Hannah Caroline Christensen Blackham on March 20, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hannah was born on November 11, 1883 in Moroni, Utah. Her parents were Peter Christian Christensen and Mary Mallinson Christensen. Hannah first married John Raymond Blackham on October 18, 1905 in Manti, Utah. She second married on February 7, 1946, then divorced, Arthur F. Coombs. Hannah third married Edgar T. Reid. Hannah died on October 12, 1973 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her interment, Moroni, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Edgar T. Reid died on September 19, 1955 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His interment, Manti, Utah.

Rhodes, Julia

Rhodes, Julia

Julia Rhodes

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. Julia Rhodes. She also received a Special Certificate in Phonography & Typewriting. [Phonography is a system of shorthand stenography developed by Isaac Pitman.] Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 53.

Robinson, Alfred Andrew

Robinson, Alfred Andrew
American Fork, Utah US

Alfred and 2 Robinson

B. Y. Academy High School Commercial Graduate, Class of 1901, Brigham Young University Graduate, Class of 1909. Alfred Andrew Robinson. In May of 1901 he received a "Commercial College Diploma" -- a High School Diploma with an emphasis in Business. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 156. ~ ~ ~ ~ Brigham Young University Graduate, Class of 1909. Alfred Andrew Robinson. He received a B.A. Degree from BYU. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 1, page 156. ~ ~ ~ ~ Alfred Andrew Robinson was born on October 5, 1881, in American Fork, Utah. His parents were George Heber Robinson and Margaret Crystal Robinson. Alfred A. Robinson married twice: to Hazel Alta Adylott [or Aydelotte] on January 7, 1924 in Ogden, Utah; and to Sylvia Garner. Alfred A. Robinson died on December 23, 1945. His sister, May Robinson Gillespie, graduated from Brigham Young Academy high school in 1903, and his brother, Dr. Heber Edward Robinson, also received a B.A. Degree from BYU also in 1909.

Robinson, Heber Edward

Robinson, Heber Edward
American Fork, Utah US

Heber & Lula Robinson

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901, Brigham Young University Graduate, Class of 1909. Heber Edward Robinsen [actually Robinson]. In May of 1901 he received a "Normal Diploma". Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 136. ~ ~ ~ ~ Brigham Young University Graduate, Class of 1909. Heber Edward Robinson. Received a B.A. Degree. Source: Student Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 136. ~ ~ ~ ~ Heber Edward Robinson was born on January 20, 1880 in American Fork, Utah. His parents were George Heber Robinson and Margaret Crystal Robinson. Heber E. Robinson married Lula Matilda Trane on October 31, 1906. Lula Trane Robinson died on November 2, 1940, and her interment, American Fork, Utah. Dr. Heber E. Robinson died on December 8, His interment, American Fork, Utah. His sister, May Robinson Gillespie, graduated from Brigham Young Academy high school in the Class of 1903. His brother, Alfred Andrew Robinson, also received a B.A. Degree from BYU also in 1909.

Ronnow, Lillith

Ronnow, Lillith

Lillith Ronnow

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. Lillith Ronnow. She also received a Special Diploma in Telegraphy. [Telegraphy is the long distance transmission of messages through the use of code.] Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 212.

Snow, Ella Pearl (1901)

Snow, Ella Pearl (1901)
Provo, Utah US

Pearl Snow

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901, Faculty. Pearl Snow. In Spring of 1901, she received a Teachers Certificate. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 63. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. E. Pearl Snow [Smith?], Training School, 1911-1923. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ella Pearl Snow was born August 5, 1878 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Richard Carter Snow and Mary Barbara Bay Snow. Her parents had six daughters, Mary Ann, Lucinda, Amelia, Ella Pearl, Eliza Barbara, and Myrtle Daun, born between 1871 and 1883. ~ ~ ~ ~ MARRIAGE? 1. A bride named Ella Snow of Provo, Utah, married Elmer Johnson on June 15, 1911 in Utah. 2. E. Pearl Snow may have married _____ Smith, but when she died on October 9, 1962 in Provo, Utah, she was buried as "Ella Pearl Snow" in the Provo City Cemetery.

Snow, Perry Gardner

Snow, Perry Gardner

Perry Snow

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. Perry Gardner Snow. He received a "Normal Diploma". Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 158.

Standring, John Edwin

Standring, John Edwin

John Standring

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. John Edwin Standring. He also received a Special Certificate in Phonography & Typewriting. [Phonography is a system of shorthand stenography developed by Isaac Pitman.] Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 211.

Stark, Lula

Stark, Lula

Lula Stark

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. Lula Stark. She also received a Special Certificate in Phonography & Typewriting. [Phonography is a system of shorthand stenography developed by Isaac Pitman.] Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 212.

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.

Wilkins, Ada

Wilkins, Ada

Ada Wilkins

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. Ada Wilkins. She also received a Special Certificate in Phonography & Typewriting. [Phonography is a system of shorthand stenography developed by Isaac Pitman.] Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 213.

Young, Lucile

Young, Lucile
Provo, Utah US

Lucile Young

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901, 1903, and 1906. Lucile Young. In 1901 she also received a Special Certificate in Drawing. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 71. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYH Class of 1903. Lucile Young of Provo, a Normal student, BYA [& BYH] Class of 1903 Listing of Fourth Year Students (seniors). Source: Brigham Young Academy & Normal Training School, Catalogues & Announcements, for 28th Academic Year, 1903-1904, pp. 171-172. ~ ~ ~ ~ Brigham Young High School, Class of 1906. Lucile Young. She received a Normal Diploma. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 71. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYH Class of 1906. Lucile Young, a Normal graduate. BYU [& BYH] Class of 1906 Listing of BYH Normal, High School, Commercial, and Music School graduates. Source: Brigham Young Academy & Normal Training School, Catalogues & Announcements, for 31st Academic Year, 1906-1907, p. 140.

Young, Rose

Young, Rose

Rose Young

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. Rose Young. She also received a Special Certificate in Phonography. [Phonography is a system of shorthand stenography developed by Isaac Pitman.] Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 17.

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