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Wakefield, Lynn, 1903-1982



  • Existence: 1903 - 1982

Biographical History

Lynn Wakefield (1903-1982) was an electrician in Utah.

Lynn Wakefield was born Thomas Lynn Wakefield on March 22, 1903, in Huntington, Utah to John Fleming Wakefield III and Emma Susannah Higgs. He married Helen Whitesides on May 25, 1932, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lynn worked as a carpenter and an electrician throughout his life. He was also a photograph collecter. He died October 24, 1932, in Provo, Utah.

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Apr. 23, 2008 (Lynn Wakefield; b. 1903; electrician and photograph collector), viewed Apr. 23, 2008 (Lynn Wakefield; Thomas Lynn Wakefield; Thomas L. Wakefield; b. Mar. 22, 1903 in Huntington, Utah; d. Oct. 24, 1982 in Provo, Utah)

FamilySearch, via WWW, March 11, 2024 (Lynn Wakefield; Thomas Lynn Wakefield; born March 22, 1903 in Huntington, Utah; parents John Fleming Wakefield III and Emma Susannah Higgs; married Helen Whitesides on May 25, 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah; worked as carpenter and electrician; photograph collector; died October 24, 1932 in Provo, Utah).

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Oral history interview with Lynn Wakefield

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 143
Scope and Contents

Interview by Alonzo Morley with Lynn Wakefield who speaks about his childhood, education at Brigham Young University, working for his grandfather who was the handyman for the Academy and University. Wakefield recounts his time as electrician for the University, and speaks on his experiences with students, faculty, and presidents. Includes sound recording and transcript.

Dates: 1982

Panel oral history interview about Brigham Young University and Brigham Young Academy

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 59
Scope and Contents Contains an interview moderated by Golden H. Brimhall with Mark K. Allen, Golden H. Brimhall, Wilma Boyle Bunker, Walter Buss, Richard Clark, Fern Eyring Fletcher, Harvey Fletcher, Fred Hinkley, Robert Hinkley Jr., Ruth L. Partridge, Wayne N. Smart, William Snow Jr., Irene Osmond Spears and Lynn Wakefield. Topics include the posterity of early Brigham Young University faculty members, concerns of BYA and BYU. Includes reminiscences and personal experiences, particularly in regard to their...
Dates: 1978

Lynn Wakefield photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 278
Scope and Contents

Collection includes four photographs, including a panoramic photograph of Provo, Utah, an aerial view of Brigham Young University, images of Provo businesses, and photographs of Kirtland, Ohio, and Nauvoo, Illinois. Dated approximately 1880-1959.

Dates: approximately 1880-1959

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Colleges and Universities 2
Education 2
Aerial photographs 1
Collodion prints 1
Images 1