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William Waddoups biography and meeting record book

William Waddoups biography and meeting record book

Dates: 1909-1931

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.

  • Extent: 4 folders (0.3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Waddoups, William, 1840-1931
  • Call Number: MSS 4084
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Location of Originals
The original biography and meeting record book are located in folders 1-2.
Alternative Format
For transcriptions of these items see folders 3-4.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William Waddoups biography and meeting record book must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 4084; William Waddoups biography and meeting record book; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4084, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Victor Waddoups in 1992.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Victor Waddoups; 1992.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Lewiston (Utah); Waddoups, William, 1840-1931
Genre / Form
Church records and registers; Transcripts; Biography
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 29 June 2007.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013.)
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Waddoups (William) biography and meeting record book
Finding Aid Author
H. Christine Swindler and Karen Glenn, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-15 10:17:41 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

William Waddoups (1840-1931) was one of the first settlers in Lewiston, Utah, a farmer, and polygamist.

William Waddoups was born August 19, 1840 in Sowe, Warrickshire, England to Thomas Waddoups and Elizabeth Porter Waddoups. His mother joined the Mormon Church when he was a young boy. He served in the Crimean War in the English army. He came to America when he was twenty-one, during the American Civil War, and traveled to Utah. While in Utah, he met Brigham Young, Martin Harris, and others.

Waddoups married Martha Page on November 27, 1864 and Eliza J. Stephenson on November 29, 1883. He moved to Lewiston, Utah and was one of its first settlers in 1874. He served as counselor in the Benson Stake Presidency from 1905-1921. William Waddoups passed away on November 14, 1931 in Lewiston, Utah.

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