William Thomas Ogden missionary diaries, 1898-1901
Scope and Contents
Contains five volumes of diaries and one autograph books from Ogden's service as a missionary in Samoa. Dated 1898-1901.
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Biographical / Historical
William Thomas Ogden (1873-1948) was a Mormon missionary in Samoa and merchant in Richfield, Utah.
William Thomas Ogden was born December 14, 1873, in Richfield, Utah, to Thomas Ogden and Ann Marsh. In 1898, William was called to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Samoan Islands. He served there until 1901. On April 3, 1902, William married Elizabeth Ann Baker in the Salt Lake Temple, and they had eight children together.
William and Elizabeth raised their family in Richfield, Utah, where William was a merchant. In 1941, Elizabeth passed away. William remarried in 1943 to Sophia Baker.
William Thomas Ogden died on January 24, 1948, in Richfield, Utah.