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Margetts, Afton P. (Afton Papworth), 1903-2004



  • Existence: 1903 - 2004

Biographical History

Afton P. Margetts (1903-2004) was a painter in Washington, D.C.

Afton Papworth Margetts was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 13, 1903 to her parents Raymond and Bertha Papworth. After marrying her husband Raymond L Margetts in the Salt Lake City Temple in 1928, they eventually moved to Washington D.C. where she spent her spare time exercising her talents in art and music through her paintings (which became renowned both in Washington DC and Utah) and singing as a Soprano in various choirs in her local community. After her husband passed away, she returned to Utah participating in various organizations including the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. On October 22, 2004, she passed away at the age of 100.

Salt Lake Tribune, Oct. 24, 2004 (Afton P. Margetts; Afton Papworth Margetts; b. Dec. 13, 1903 in Salt Lake City, Utah; parents: Raymond and Bertha Papworth; m. Sept. 5, 1928 in Salt Lake Temple to Raymond L. Margetts; raised family in Washington D.C.; participated in musical events, singing in and directing church choirs; Temple Worker in Washington D.C. Temple; oil painting was renowned in both Washington D.C. and in Utah; retired in Utah after death of husband; active member of community organizations, including Daughters of the Utah Pioneers; d. Oct. 22, 2004)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Afton P. Margetts portrait of Eugene L. Roberts

 Collection — Object: 1
Identifier: MSS 8959
Scope and Contents

Contains a portrait of Eugene L. Roberts, a former athletics coach at Brigham Young University, painted by Afton P. Margetts. The date of production is not identified.

Dates: date of production not identified