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Dora M. Hall Stout journal ledger and history

Identifier: MSS 8400

Scope and Contents

Contains the journal ledger of Dora M. Hall Stout of Rockville, Utah. The journal contains entries of meetings, blessings, school notes, family events, a history of her parents, and other recordings, dated 1888 to 1935. Also contains a personal history started by Dora, and continued by her children Erma Stout Bringhurst and Edwin Hall Stout, touching on Dora's life in Rockville and Hurricane, Utah. Collection material dates from 1888 to 1948.


  • approximately 1888-1948


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Dora Martha Murton Hall was born January 8, 1878, in Rockville, Utah to John Charles Hall and Keziah DeGrey Hall. She married Alfred Fisk Stout on March 24, 1898, in St. George, Utah. Dora served as the ward organist or assistant organist for 45 years in Rockville and Hurricane, and served as the Y.W.M.I.A. president for seven years. She was a member of the Zion Park Stake Geneaological Society for several years. Alfred and Dora had six children, five of which lived to adulthood. Dora died on July 1, 1940, in Hurricane, Utah.

Biographical / Historical

Erma Stout Bringhurst was born April 15, 1908 in Hurricane, Utah, to Dora M. Stout Hall and Alfred Fisk Stout Jr. Erma married Samuel Bringhurst on March 24, 1898, in St. George. Utah, and they had five children. She was a graduate of Dixie College and attended Brigham Young University. Erma died May 19, 1957.

Biographical / Historical

Eldwin Hall Stout was born April 2, 1915 in Hurricane, Utah, to Dora M. Stout Hall and Alfred Fisk Stout Jr. Eldwin attended University of Utah and later worked in a smelter in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Leona Hansen on July 21, 1937 in Salt Lake City. Leona passed away in 1970, and Eldwin married Melva Lee on February 22, 1974. Eldwin died December 4, 1977, in Salt Lake City, Utah.


2 folders (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Lorna B. Cox, a granddaughter of Dora M. Hall Stout, in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Lorna B. Cox; 2014.


LDS, Utah, and Western American Women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Peter Hoyt; 2014.

Processing Information

Processed; Karen Glenn; 2023 January; Item-level data added.

Register of Dora M. Hall Stout journal ledger and history
Pete Hoyt
2014 March 4
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States