William Riley Hurst papers
Scope and Contents
- Majority of material found within 1964-1995
- Hurst, William Riley, 1908-2000 (Creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Beginning in 1930, Hurst served a 32-month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the central United States. He married Carol Bayles on April 5, 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The couple had 6 children.
William served in the navy during World War II, then worked as a bookkeeper from Lyman garage for 10 years.During this period, Hurst struggled with depression and alcoholism. In 1951 Hurst bought the Westside Market, and the family owned and operated it for 25 years. In 1958 Hurst was elected mayor of Blanding, Utah, and served for 3 terms. He later served as a San Juan County Comissioner.
William Riley Hurst died on February 5, 2000.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
9 oversize boxes (4 linear ft.)
Donated by Grant A. Hurst, son of William Riley Hurst, in May 2017.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Register of William Riley Hurst papers
- Elizabeth Kane
- 2017 February 6
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.