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Barrus, George Stanton, 1925-



  • Existence: 1925-

biographical statement

George Stanton Barrus family history papers, MSS 8043. (born to Foster Junius and Lois Sanders Barrus on February 26, 1925 in Long Beach, California; returned to Utah in 1927, settling in Tooele; graduated from Tooele High School in 1943 and began attending the University of Utah; joined the Navy that same year; signed on with the Navy V-12 program, which allowed him to continue his pre-med education; served until 1946; met Anna Merlynn Droubay on leave in 1944, but his continued service in the military, followed by a mission in Stockholm Sweden Mission from 1946-1948 meant they did not marry until December 1948; moved to Columbia, Missouri for graduate school until 1950, when they returned to Utah; moved to Holbrook, Arizona where Barrus worked for the Holbrook Tribune News; first son was born on August 10, 1950; moved to Idaho so he could work for the Independent-Enterprise in 1953, where their second son was born; moved to Salt Lake City where Barrus worked for the Granite Park Press and ad agencies in the area; returned to school, so they moved to Cedar City, then he got an M.A. at BYU, beginning his studies in 1962; received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, then they returned to Utah where he worked as a faculty member at BYU; had a total of eight children; They currently live in Provo.)

"George Barrus," Communications and Fine Arts department. (worked in Communications Department at BYU.), May 10, 2012. (George Barrus, b. 1925). (born in 1925, grew up in Utah.)

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George Stanton Barrus family history papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233601787]
Identifier: MSS 8043
Scope and Contents

Contains bound history of John Rowberry Droubay and Annie Shields Droubay, Cyrus Tolman, Freeman Nickerson and Huldah Chapman, Foster and Lois Barrus, and others in the George Stanton Barrus family. All materials include pictures and biographies of the life events of these ancestors. Also includes one CD called "George and Anna Merlynn Droubay Barrus: The Missions Shall Never End," which contains a PDF file of George Stanton Barrus's personal history. Dated circa 2005-2012.

Dates: approximately 2005-2012