Woodbury, John Taylor, Jr., 1884-1953
- Existence: 1884 - 1953
John Taylor Woodbury (1884-1953) was an educator in Utah. He served as a Latter-day Saint missionary in Turkey from 1905 to 1909.
John Taylor Woodbury Jr. was born in St. George, Utah to John Taylor Woodbury Sr. (1863-1936) and Mary Elizabeth Evans Taylor (1862-1954). He served a four-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Turkey, from 1905 to 1909. In 1909, while still in Turkey, he married an Armenian/Turkish woman by the name of Mimzar (Nimzar) Gagosian (1890-1933). He graduated from Dixie College in 1913 and from Brigham Young University in 1916. Woodbury then taught at Dixie College in St. George for twenty-five years, where he served as head of the department of religion and education. He also served two terms as St. George's mayor. After his first wife's death he married Grace Mills in 1933. He died on December 2, 1953 in Richfield, Utah.
Citation:John Taylor Woodbury, Jr. mission correspondence, 1905-1909 (served four-year mission to Turkey; later taught at Dixie College as head of religion/education department; served as St. George mayor; born to John Taylor Woodbury Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Evans Taylor on Aug. 16, 1884; married Mimzar Gagosian; remarried Grace Mills; died Dec. 19, 1936)
Washington County News obituary, December 10, 1953 (John T. Woodbury Jr.; head of Religion Department at Dixie College, two-term mayor of St. George, Utah)
Ancestry.com Family Data Collection, via WWW, Sept. 27, 2006 (John Taylor Woodbury; b. 16 Aug. 1884 in Washington, Utah; d. 2 Dec. 1953 in Richfield, Utah)
FamilySearch.com, May 23, 2012 (born to John Taylor Woodbury Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Evans Taylor; married Mimzar Gagosian; remarried Grace Mills)
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Includes desk calendars; autobiographical notebooks; papers related to education from elementary school to college and beyond; and academic conferences attended.
Contains papers related to societied in which Hafen was a member or otherwise affiliated. Includes papers related to poetry, literary, academic, historical, civic, political, cultural and religious societies.
Contains various writings by Hafen. Includes historical articales, short stories, stories published in "Campfire Frontier," plays, radio programs, music, notes on writing instruction, printed works, personal notes, and research material.
Contains the Armenian Bible of Hagop Gagosian, a typescript of an autobiography of Hagop Gagosian from 1939 translated into English, an Armenian language book that belonged to John Taylor Woodbury, Jr. (Gagosian's son-in-law and a missionary in Turkey), and a CD with scanned images of parts of the Bible and language book plus translations.
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- West (U.S) -- History -- Sources 9
- West (U.S.) -- Poetry 9
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 2
- Missions and Missionaries 2
- American poetry -- Women authors -- 20th century 1
- Armenian massacres, 1909 1
- Authors, American -- Colorado -- History 1
- CD-ROMs 1
- Christians -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century 1
- Historians -- United States -- History 1
- Letters 1
- Mormon Church -- Missions -- Turkey 1
- Mormon missionaries -- Turkey -- Correspondence 1
- Mormon missionaries -- Turkey -- History 1
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