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Ottley, Sidney James, 1890-1982

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1890-1982

Biographical History

Sidney J. Ottley (1890-1982) was a Mormon businessman in Utah.

Sidney James Ottley was born on September 2, 1890 in South Cottonwood, Utah to Edward and Thirza Ottley. He served as a missionary in New Zealand from 1912 to 1916, and later returned as a mission president in 1951. Ottley died in 1982 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Citation

Sidney James and Ernest A. Ottley scrapbooks, 1912-1980

Church missionary index, via WWW, May 23, 2016 (Sidney James Ottley; b. 2 September 1890, South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah; parents: Edward Ottley and Thirza Timbers; set apart as a missionary to New Zealand, 20 November 1912; mission completed 3 April 1916)

Ancestry.com, via WWW, May 23, 2016 (Sidney J. Ottley; Sidney James Ottley; lived in Oak Creek, Utah (1910), Banida, Idaho (1920), Salina, Utah (1930); worked as carpenter, farmer, salesman; d. 12 July 1982, Salt Lake City, Utah)

Familysearch, via WWW, May 23, 2016 (Sidney J. Ottley; m. 1917 to Alice Warren; taught school while living in Banida, Idaho)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Sidney J. and Ernest A. Ottley scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 3734
Scope and Contents Contains five albums. The first three albums include photographs, postcards, booklets, and newspaper clippings, relating to Sidney James Ottley's mission to New Zealand from 1912-1914. The fourth album includes family photographs, announcements of weddings, deaths, and anniversaries, as well as greeting cards. The fifth album belongs to Ernest A. Ottley and covers his life in Millard County, Utah to his missionary service in New Zealand.
Dates: 1878-1983

Sidney J. Ottley papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1826
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries, financial ledgers, newsletters, an autobiography, greeting cards, and a scrapbook. The diaries relate to Ottley's missions for the Church in New Zealand and Great Britain and to his service as mission president also in New Zealand starting in 1951. The correspondence is between family members. The photographs in the scrapbook were taken during his mission presidency in the 1950s.
Dates: 1912-1978

Sidney J. Ottley scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1746
Scope and Contents Scrapbook containing correspondence, poems, essays, magazine and newspaper clippings, and an autobiography. The correspondence is between Ottley and his stepmother, Isabella B. Erekson. They deal largely with Ottley's activities in New Zealand both as a missionary for the Church and as a teacher at the Maori Agricultural College in New Zealand. The poems and essays relate to Ottley's beliefs in the Mormon faith. The clippings deal largely with human values.
Dates: 1912-1978