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Woodbury, John Taylor, Jr., 1884-1953

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1884-1953

Biographical History

John Taylor Woodbury (1884-1953) was an educator in Utah. He served as a Mormon 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:

Ann W. Hafen collection of poetry by others

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1768 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains poetry written by others collected by Hafen.
Dates: 1880-1980

Ann W. Hafen diaries, 1914-1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1768 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains diaries kept by Hafen between 1914 and 1970.
Dates: 1914-1970

Ann W. Hafen family papers

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1768 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains papers to Hafen's family, particularly the Woodbury side. Includes correspondence and family history.
Dates: 1880-1980

Ann W. Hafen papers, 1880-1980

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1768
Scope and Contents Contains Ann's personal files, including: daily journals, desk calendars, and other autobiographical material; early life memorabilia and school papers (elementary through university); personal and professional correspondence; manuscript files, primarily poetry, but also articles and shorts stories (including the collection 'Campfire Frontier'), plays and radio dramas (My Wife Shall Be A Lady, One More American, Quenched Fire, Son of Bird Woman, etc.), other radio programs, and music;...
Dates: 1880-1980

Ann W. Hafen personal correspondence

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1768 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains incoming and outgoing personal correspondence with Hafen.
Dates: 1880-1980

Ann W. Hafen personal papers

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1768 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes desk calendars; autobiographical notebooks; papers related to education from elementary school to college and beyond; and academic conferences attended.
Dates: 1880-1980

Ann W. Hafen poetry

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1768 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains drafts, notes, and other papers related to poetry written by Hafen.
Dates: 1880-1980

Ann W. Hafen societies

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1768 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1880-1980

Ann W. Hafen writings

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1768 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1880-1980

Hagop Gagosian papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7785
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1882-1939