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Woodbury, John Stillman, 1825-1914

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1825 - 1914

Biography

John Stillman Woodbury (1825-1914) served three missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Hawaii.

John Stillman Woodbury was born on the November 20, 1825, in New Salem, Massachusetts. He and his family were baptized as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1841. John was called on his first mission to the Sandwich Islands in 1850, and took his first wife, Elvira Stevens, with him. After they returned from the mission Elvira and John were divorced. John's second mission to the Sandwich Islands in 1856 was cut short in 1858 when he was called home to participate in the Utah War. In 1863, John married his second wife, Martha Alice Parker, and together they had ten children. In 1876, he was called on his third and final mission to Hawaii. He passed away December 21, 1914.

Citation:
BYU Library Digital Collections, via www, March 30, 2022 (John Stillman Woodbury was born on the November 20, 1825, in New Salem, Massachusetts. He and his family were baptized as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1841. John was called on his first mission to the Sandwich Islands in 1850, and took his first wife, Elvira Stevens, with him. After they returned from the mission Elvira and John were divorced. John's second mission to the Sandwich Islands in 1856 was cut short in 1858 when he was called home to participate in the Utah War. In 1863, John married his second wife, Martha Alice Parker, and together they had ten children. In 1876, he was called on his third and final mission to Hawaii. He passed away December 21, 1914)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

John Stillman Woodbury diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 168
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries for the years 1851, 1853 to 1855, 1857, and 1876 to 1877. These are all missionary journals kept on various missions for the Mormon Church to Hawaii. Woodbury comments on visits from Mormon Church Apostles and writes about leaving Utah for Hawaii during the Mormon "Reformation" in 1857 and being called to return to face the approach of the U.S. Army.

Dates: 1851-1877

John Stillman Woodbury photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 180
Scope and Contents

Photographs of John Woodbury and his wife, Alice Parker Woodbury. One shot of John was taken in 1878 and another was taken somewhat later. The portrait of Alice shows her at an advanced age.

Dates: 1878-1890

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1
Diaries 1
Electronic books 1
Hawaii -- History -- To 1893 1
Images 1