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Wheelwright, Valborg Rasmussen, 1875-1957



  • Existence: 1875 - 1957

biographical statement

Valborg Rasmussen Wheelwright (1875-1957) was the mother of Lorin F. Wheelwright and spent many years serving in her church and community in Utah.

Valborg Henrietta Louise Rasmussen Wheelwright was born June 3, 1875 in Copenhagen, Denmark to William Godfred Matinus and Henriette Louise Lever Rasmussen. She immigrated to the United States in 1888 with Elder Hansen, the missionary who taught and baptized her into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She lived with Elder Hansen and his family for a few years in Utah before her mother joined her. The two of them found their own place in the Salt Lake area, and there she worked numerous jobs. On November 28, 1900 she married David R. Wheelwright in the Salt Lake Temple. They had had four sons: Russell Edwin, David Sterling, Lorin Farrar, and Max. For three months in 1905 she served with her husband as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Danish mission. She graduated as the oldest member of her class from the University of Utah on June 5, 1934 with a bachelor degree in social science. She died May 6, 1957.

Citation:, May 4, 2011 (migrated in 1888; m. Nov. 28, 1900 to David R. Wheelwright)

Lorin F. Wheelwright papers, 1890-1980 (Valborg Rasmussen Wheelwright; Valborg Henrietta Louise Rasmussen; b. Copenhagen, Denmark Jun. 3, 1875; d. May 6, 1957; married in the Salt Lake Temple; had four sons: sons: Russell Edwin, David Sterling, Lorin, and Max; served a Danish mission for three months; Chairman of the Weber County Red Cross in 1930; Utah State Legislative Council of Women; graduated on Jun. 5, 1934 from the University of Utah with a bachelor degree in social science)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Wheelwright family papers, circa 1881-1964

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3164 Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains Wheelwright's family papers, circa 1881-1964. This includes David R. Wheelwright diaries and journals, photographs, scrapbooks, certificates, family memorabilia, genealogy, histories, and correspondence concerning his mission, business, and life. Also includes Valborg Rasmussen Wheelwright diaries, scrapbooks, correspondence, poetry, photographs, memorabilia, an autobiography, certificates, genealogy, and histories concerning her life, education, and social and political interests....
Dates: circa 1881-1964