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Daniel Francis Thomas family history documents, 1847-1942

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3197 Series 1
Contains biographical information and important documents pertaining to the Daniel Francis Thomas family dating between 1847-1942. These documents include biographical sketches of Daniel Francis Thomas and his wives written by family members, as well as articles published in local newspapers such as Victory News and The Desert News. The important documents include the papers granting Thomas citizenship in the United States of America, Thomas' baptismal record, and Thomas' certificate of election as constable and justice of the peace.

Dates

  • 1847-1942

Language of Materials

Materials in English, with some correspondence in Welsh with a translation in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Daniel Francis Thomas family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

3 folders

Biographical history

Daniel Francis Thomas (1826-1890) was a welsh convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was the first bishop of the Lynne Ward and served a mission in Wales.

Daniel Francis Thomas was born in South Wales to David Thomas and Hanna Williams Thomas. On May 16, 1847, he was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After years of serving in Church leadership positions in Wales, he immigrated to the United States in 1855. On November 29, 1856, he married Mary Marguerite Langlois (1834-1864), a French convert, with whom he had five children before her early death. Following the death of Mary, he wed Gustava Frederica Ohlsson (1848-1932), a Swedish convert, with whom he had nine children. In 1872, he married Sarah Ann Yeaman Stone (1843-1906) with whom he had seven children. Always active in the Church, he became the first bishop of the Lynne Ward when it was organized in 1877. In 1886 he was called to return to Wales as a missionary. After returning to Utah, Thomas died suddenly on July 29, 1890 while working in his fields.

Arrangement

Daniel Francis Thomas family history documents is arranged into three subseries: 1. Daniel Francis Thomas biographical documents, 1847-1942. 2. Daniel Francis Thomas certifiates, 1870-1881. 3. Daniel Francis Thomas family biographical documents, 1900-circa 1928.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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Brigham Young University
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