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Topham (Family : 1971- : Topham, Marshall, 1947- )



  • Existence: 1947-


The Tophams are a family in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and they are primarily from Utah.

The Marshall Topham (1947- ) and Nancy Schmid Topham (1949- ) family began with their marriage on May 29, 1971, in St. George, Utah. After marrying, Marshall graduated with a master's degree in Entomology from the University of Hawaii and later earned a teaching certificate from Southern Utah University so that he could teach science in secondary schools.

Nancy was a stay-at-home mom and homemaker who worked hard to raise their six children. Nancy is also the granddaughter of William Richard Smith who was the president of the Woodruff (Utah) Stake from 1928 to 1934.

Afton Rowley Topham (1923-2014) was Marshall's mother and the daughter of William Clair Rowley and Roberta Benson Rowley who married on May 3, 1922. She was born on January 21, 1923 in Parowan, Utah. Afton married Waldo Smith Topham on December 26, 1945. Afton descended from the Benson line. Afton died on August 23, 2014, in Cedar City, Utah.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Schmid and Topham family collection of Richard Benson, Alvin Benson, and William Richard Smith missionary journals

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8535
Scope and Contents Materials include the original missionary journals of Richard Benson, Alvin Benson, and William Richard Smith, collected by Afton Rowley Topham and Nancy Schmid Topham. Richard Benson's journals contain information and stories from his first mission to England and second mission to Europe; the first journal goes from 1840 to 1842 and his second journal goes from April 1866 to October 1867. Alvin Benson's journal documents his mission to California from 1897 to 1898. William Richard Smith's...
Dates: 1840-1909