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Weston, John N., 1916-1998

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1916-1998

Biographical History

John N. Weston (1916-1998) was a Union Pacific Railroad Engineer and amateur photographer from Utah.

John N. (Jack) Weston was born July 8, 1916 to John Henry and Metta Weston. He was raised primarily in Milford, Utah, with a few years spent in Cedar City. He attended college at the Branch Agricultural College (BAC), now known as Southern Utah University. He married Wilma Knell Spetember 1, 1939. He worked as a Union Pacific Railroad Engineer for 44 years, but took photographs as a hobby for his whole life. He died July 31, 1998.

Citation

UPB files, Feb. 13, 2014 (John N. Weston; b. July 8, 1916; parents John Henry and Metta Weston; raised in Milford, Utah; attended college at the Branch Agricultural College (BAC) now known as Southern Utah University; married Wilma Knell September 1, 1939; worked as Union Pacific Railroad Engineer for 44 years; took photographs as hobby his whole life; d. July 31, 1998)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

John Henry Weston and John N. Weston photographs of the railroad in Milford,Utah, 1896-1977

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8213 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series contains 44 photographs relating to the railroad in Milford, Utah between 1896 and 1977. Included are pictures of trains, railroad accidents, and railroad employees. The majority of the photographs were taken between 1896 and 1950, though there are 6 photographs of an accident that occurred in 1977.
Dates: 1896-1977

John N. Weston and Brad Weston collection of LDS Church pamphlets for youth, 1947-1959

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSS 8213 Series 3
Scope and Contents This series is composed of pamphlets that were given to youth throughout the 1950s, addressing topics including standards and personal development. There is also a letter written by David O. McKay in reply to a Brigham Young University student in 1947, and a photocopy of a Brigham Young University Summer Universe dated July 1962.
Dates: 1947-1959

John N. Weston, John Henry Weston, and Brad Weston collection

 Collection — Folder: 7
Identifier: MSS 8213
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs taken by Weston family members. It includes 43 photographs taken between 1896 and 1977 pertaining to the railroad in Milford, Utah. There are also 7 photographs of a Utah Army Air Corps Air Show in Lyndall, Utah in 1931. There is also a collection of booklets and pamphlets that were given by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS Church) to youth during the 1950s.
Dates: approximately 1896-1977