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Waddoups, William, 1878-1956

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1878-1956

Biographical History

William Waddoups (1878-1956) was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Samoa and Hawaii.

William Mark Waddoups was born February 8, 1878 in Bountiful, Utah Territory to Thomas Waddoups and Mary Call Waddoups. He grew up on their modest farm until his call to serve in the Hawaiian mission from February 1900 to May 1904. When he returned, William married Olivia Session on October 12, 1904 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In July 1918 William was called to serve as the first Temple President of Hawaiian Temple and in 1926 the Mission President of the Hawaiian Mission. He served in those callings until his release in 1930. One year later William was called again to the President of the Hawaiian Temple for 5 more years until his release in 1936. After returning to Utah, he and Olivia were called to serve another mission as a couple in Samoa in April 1936. They lived there until September 1937. They returned to Utah again, and began to work for the State Genealogical Society and served a short while in the Temple Square Mission. In July 1941, William was offered and accepted a position with a company in Honolulu. In 1947 he officially retired as the superintendent of the leper colony in Molokai and returned to Utah.

William M. Waddoups passed away on September 2, 1956 in Pleasant Grove, Utah and was buried in Bountiful, Utah.

Citation

UPB files, April 5, 2018 (William Mark Waddoups; b. Feb 8, 1878 Bountiful, Utah; d. Sep. 2, 1956 Pleasant Grove, Utah; Buried at Bountiful Memorial Park in Bountiful, Utah; parents Thomas Waddoups and Mary Call Waddoups; married Olivia Sessions; served in the Salt Lake Temple; July 1941 offered job in Honolulu).

Early Mormon Missionaries, via WWW, April 5, 2018 (William Mark Waddoups; baptized Feb. 8, 1886 by his father Thomas Waddoups; Feb. 1900 – May 1904 called to Hawaiian Mission; July 1918 – May 1931 Mission President in Hawaiian Mission only from 1926-1930; April 1936 – September 1937 Samoan Mission President).

William Mark Waddoups and His Kalaupapa Connection, via WWW, April 5, 2018 (William Mark Waddoups; born 1978; spent his youth on a modest farm in Bountiful, Utah; Mission to Hawaii 1900-1904; brother was there until Oct. 1900).

1940 United States Federal Census, via WWW, April 5, 2018 (William M. Waddoups; 62; Living in Salt Lake City, Utah; works for State Geological Society).

Utah Death Certificates, via WWW, April 5, 2018 (William Mark Waddoups; died of carcinoma of the prostate; b. Feb 8, 1878 Bountiful, Utah; d. Sep. 2, 1956 Pleasant Grove, Utah; Buried at Bountiful Memorial Park in Bountiful, Utah).

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 Daily Herald Provo, via WWW, April 5, 2018(March 27, 1936 article; William Waddoups president of LDS temple in Hawaii).

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 4 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 Waddoups biography and meeting record book

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4084
Scope and Contents Materials include a thirty-two page booklet containing a typed biography of William Waddoups, a biography of his wife Elizabeth, and speeches, prayers and songs from William Waddoups’ funeral. Also includes a red hardback meeting record book used when Waddoups made visits to several wards near Lewiston, Utah, likely while serving as a counselor in the Benson Stake Presidency. Dated 1909-1931.

Transcriptions of both items are also included.
Dates: 1909-1931

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