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Smoot, Orson Parley, 1876-1936



  • Existence: 1876 - 1936

biographical statement

Citation:, accessed November 20, 2013 (parents Abraham Owen Smoot, Diana Eldredge; born May 15, 1876, Provo, Utah; married Alexanderina Snell in Provo, Utah, December 24, 1896; plural wife Helen Condor, February 20, 1906, American Fork, Utah; three children: Douglas Parley, Conder Eldredge, Ella Helen; died in Provo, January 13, 1936, buried in Provo City Cemetery)., accessed November 20, 2013 (educated at Brigham Young University by Karl G. Maeser, additional vocational training; bookkeeper at Smoot Lumber, later manager, 21 years with company; manager, Bonneville Lumber, eight years; accountant, Provo Foundry and Machine company; bookkeeper, Utah Wasatch Dairy, until death; one of first to join Provo's National Guard, first lieutenant several years; charter member, Provo Elks lodge; multiple positions, Utah State Lumberman's and Western Retail Lumbermen's associations)., accessed November 21, 2013 (son Wendell McMeans Smoot born to Orson and Alexandrina, 1897), accessed November 21, 2013 (daughter Cleo Hannah Smoot born to Orson and Alexandrina).

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

A. O. Smoot family documents, 1815-1961

Identifier: MSS 3843 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains receipts, diaries, poetry, account and memo books, certificates and other personal documents, autograph books, invitations, bank notes and warranty deeds, speeches, periodicals, letters, IOUs, and newspaper clippings. Materials are dated approximately 1815 to 1961.

Dates: 1815-1961

A. O. Smoot family photographs, approximately 1880-1890

Identifier: MSS 3843 Series 5
Scope and Contents

This series contains photographs of A. O. Smoot and Orson Parley Smoot. Materials dated approximately 1880 to 1890.

Dates: approximately 1880-1890

Orson Parley Smoot papers, 1887-1899

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 31197227657209], Folder: 13
Identifier: MSS 3843 Series 3 File 5
Scope and Contents

This file contains a Brigham Young Academy autograph book, receipt, and certificate of acceptance to the International Correspondence Schools. Materials are dated 1887-1899.

Dates: 1887-1899

Additional filters:

Certificates 2
Account books 1
Autograph albums 1
Cabinet photographs 1
Diaries 1