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Waddoups, Olivia, 1883-1969

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1883-1969

Biographical History

Olivia Waddoups (1883-1969) was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii, Samoa, and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Olivia Sessions Waddoups was born September 21, 1883 in Bountiful, Utah, to parents Peregrine and Sarah Anne Bryson Sessions. She married William Mark Waddoups on October 12, 1904, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Together they served a mission to Hawaii in 1918 where they lived until 1936. They were then called to preside over the Samoan Mission from 1936-1937. They returned to Utah for some time where Olivia served in the Temple Square Mission of Salt Lake City, Utah. The Waddoups left Utah from 1941-1946 for a work opportunity back in Hawaii.

Olivia died on December 17, 1969, in Mission, Texas. She was buried in the Bountiful City Cemetery, in Bountiful, Utah.

Citation

FindAGrave.com, via WWW, June 30, 2014 (Olivia Session Waddoups; b. Bountiful, Utah; parents, Peregrine and Sarah Anne Bryson Sessions; m. William Mark Waddoups on Oct. 12, 1904, in Salt Lake City, Utah; they served a Mormon mission to Samoa, 1935; d. Dec. 17, 1969, in Mission, Texas; buried in Bountiful City Cemetery, Bountiful, Utah)

UPB files, April 5, 2018 (Olivia Sessions Waddaoups; b. Sep. 21, 1883 Bountiful, Utah; d. Dec. 18, 1969 Mission, Texas; parents Peregrine Sessions and Sarah Anne Bryson; Married William Mark Waddoups; buried in Bountiful, Utah; Served in the Temple Square Mission; moved in 1941 back to Honolulu)

Early Mormon Missionaries, via WWW, April 5, 2018 (Olivia Sessions Waddoups; July 1918 – May 1931 Mission President wife in Hawaiian Mission only from 1926-1930; April 1936 – September 1937 Samoan Mission President wife)

The Hawaii Temple a Special Place in a Special Land; via WWW, April 5, 2018 (William Waddoups; manager of the Iosepa settlement; called July 1918 to serve as the 1st temple president of the Leia, Hawaii temple; released in 1930; called back in 1931 until 1936)

The Post-Register (Idaho Falls, ID), via WWW, April 5, 2018 (Dec. 8, 1947 article; William Waddoups; just retired as superintendent of leper colony in Molokai after 6 years)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Olivia Waddoups diaries, 1930-1958

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8421 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains the personal and mission diaries of Oliva Waddoups, who served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii, Samoa, and the Salt Lake City Temple. Materials dated 1930-1958.
Dates: 1930-1958

William Mark and Olivia Waddoups diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8421
Scope and Contents Contains the mission and personal journals of William Mark Waddoups and Olivia Waddoups from 1900 to 1958. Diaries discuss William Mark Waddoups' first mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Hawaii, and William and Olivia's missions together to Hawaii and to the Samoan Islands (which also encompassed New Zealand), and their service in the Salt Lake City Temple.
Dates: 1900-1958

William Mark Waddoups diaries, 1900-1953

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8421 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains the personal and mission diaries of William Mark Waddoups, who served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii, Samoa, and the Salt Lake City Temple. Materials dated 1900-1953.
Dates: 1900-1953