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Hedquist, Alexander, 1872-1965



  • Existence: 1872-1965

Biographical History

Alexander Hedquist (1872-1965) was a student at Brigham Young Academy, a banker, and a businessman.

Alexander Hedquist was born August 9, 1872, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The family moved to Provo in 1885 to improve the educational opportunities of the children. Hedquist attended Brigham Young Academy for three years. During this time he was awarded a certificate for being one of the two best spellers in the district. Mr. Hedquist was the Chamber of Commerce President from 1934 to 1936. Hedquist married Lovina Strong in 1897, but she died in 1908. He married Ella Vivia Finlayson in 1919. Hedquist died on February 5, 1965.


Walter Strong Hedquist papers, circa 1919-1981

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Jan. 22, 2007 (Alex Hedquist; father of Walter S. Hedquist), viewed Jan. 22, 2007 (Alexander Hedquist; b. Aug. 9, 1872 in Salt Lake City, Utah; d. Feb. 5, 1965 in Provo, Utah)

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander and Vivia Hedquist papers, 1881-1963

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1844 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains materials related to the life and professional activities of Alexander and Vivia Hedquist. Includes newspapers, clippings, printed matter, correspondence, ledger books, school curricula and diplomas, scrapbooks, photographs, and other records. Much of the material is related to Hedquist Pharmacy (Provo, Utah); Farmers' and Merchants' Bank of Provo; and Walker Bank (Salt Lake City, Utah). Also includes some printed material related to Brigham Young University and Franklin Harris from...

Alexander Hedquist materials, 1932-2009

 Series — Box: 2, Folder: 9
Identifier: MSS 9109 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains flyers, reports, periodicals, speeches, newspaper clippings, photos, and biographical and genealogical information on Alexander Hedquist (including family group records on each of his three marriages). Materials produced during and related to his time as a pharmacist and banker/president of Farmers and Merchants Bank in Provo, Utah. Materials dated 1932-2009, bulk 1932-1965.

Alexander and Vivia Hedquist papers

Identifier: MSS 1844
Scope and Contents Contains materials related to Provo politics, Provo culture, and the Hedquist family from the early 1900s until the death of Alexander Hedquist in 1965. Includes a wide range of documents consisting of newspapers, clippings, printed matter, correspondence, ledger books, school curricula and diplomas, scrapbooks, records, and photographs. Documents primarily relate to Hedquist family history, Provo schools, Provo business activities, the Hedquist Drugstore, and the lives of Alexander, Vivia,...

Alexander and Vivia Hedquist ration books

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7898
Scope and Contents Contains four ration books used during World War II. Two belong to Alexander Hedquist, the other two belong to Vivia Hedquist. Also includes some loose stamps. Dated approximately 1942-1945.

Alexander Hedquist certificates

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7708
Scope and Contents Contains four certificates. The certificates pertain to Alex Hedquist's education, professional career, and membership in the Kiwanis Club.

Alexander Hedquist photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 428
Scope and Contents Collection includes nine photographs of Alexander Hedquist and early Provo, Utah, taken between the 1890s and the 1940s. Includes images of the Boy Scouts and Provo schools.

Oral history interview with Alexander Hedquist

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 13
Scope and Contents Interview by Newbern I. Butt with Alexander Hedquist concerning his experiences as a student at the Brigham Young Academy, c. 1886-1888.