McKay, David O. (David Oman), 1873-1970
- Existence: 1873 - 1970
David O. McKay (1873-1970) was a teacher and educator as well as the prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1951 to 1970.
David Oman McKay was born in 1873 in Huntsville, Utah. In 1897 he graduated from the University of Utah and immediately afterward was called to serve a two-year mission to Scotland for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. On January 2, 1901, he and Emma Ray Riggs were married in the Salt Lake Temple. They had seven children together, one of whom died as a child. Although he began as a teacher, McKay eventually became principal at Weber Stake Academy (now Weber State University) and served on the Board of Trustees from 1908 to 1912. He later served on the Board of Regents of the University of Utah (1921-1922) and the Board of Trustees of Utah State Agricultural College (1940-1941). He was superintendent of the Church's Sunday schools from 1918 to 1934, and in 1919 he became its first Commissioner of Education. From 1922 to 1924 he served as President of the European Mission and from 1951 to 1970 he served as the prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
McKay died on January 18, 1970 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Citation:Ancient apostles, 1918: t.p. (David O. McKay)
LDS.org, via WWW, Feb. 13, 2006 (David O. McKay b. Sept. 8, 1873, born and spent his youth in Huntsville, Utah; d. Jan. 18, 1970 in Salt Lake City; served as 9th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1951 to 1970)
education.byu, via WWW, December 17, 2014 (David O. McKay; 1951-1970 President of church; b. 1873 Huntsville; 1897 graduated; Scotland two year mission; Principal Weber Stake Academy; 1908-1912 Board of Trustees; 1921-1922 Board of Regents; 1940-1941 Board of Trustees in Utah State Agricultural College; 1918-1934 superintendent of Church's Sunday Schools; 1919 first commissioner of eduation; 1922-1924 President European mission)
UPB files, Feb. 13, 2006 (McKay, David Oman, 1873-1970; usage: David O. McKay)
Found in 66 Collections and/or Records:
Typewritten and signed letter dated 22 Oct. 1947 and addressed to T. Earl Pardoe, professor of public speaking and dramatic arts at Brigham Young University. McKay thanks Pardoe for his support of the "Centennial year" and writes about raising funds.
Contains a letter written by David O. McKay for Elder Jesse Knight. At this time David O. McKay was the Principal at Weber Academy. The letter is about McKay contributing $100 to the Karl G. Maeser Memorial Building. It was written in 1908.
Two typewritten and signed letters dated 16 Sept. 1936 and 28 Jan. 1937. The items were addressed to Judge Daniel Harrington and Francis W. Kirkham. McKay informs Harrington that he agrees with him on the matter of Herman W. Peery of, mayor of Odgen, Utah. McKay also believes that Peery should withdraw his candidacy for governor of Utah. McKay thanks Kirkham for sending him copies of some of his publications and looks forward to reading them.
Typewritten and signed letters dated 19 Oct. 1942 and 3 Feb. 1944. The items are addressed to Dr. Francis W. Kirkham. McKay thanks Kirkham for information on the proper pronunciation of names found in the Book of Mormon.
Collection includes photographs and corresponding negatives with images of David O. McKay and other officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dated approximately 1900-1970.
Dedicatory prayer : an address by President David O. McKay at the dedication of the The Church College of Hawaii, Laie, Oahu, Hawaii
Dedicatory prayer offered by President David O. McKay, President, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the dedication of The Church College of Hawaii, Laie, Oahu, Hawaii, December 17, 1958.
Collection includes letters and correspondence with family members, Latter-day Saint Church First Presidency, National Association of Railroad and Utility Commissioners and friends; four diaries, biographical sketches of family members; articles written by McKay; patriarchal and missionary blessings; funeral register, miscellaneous newspaper clippings, programs and announcements.
Materials include seven slides taken by Clifford F. McKinney of President David O. McKay at Deseret Coal Mine on September 14, 1953 for the meeting and reopening of the mine. There are pictures of President McKay in the mine and talking to the miners.