Paul Parrish Ashworth autobiography

Paul Parrish Ashworth autobiography

Dates: 1953-1958

Autobiography of Paul Parrish Ashworth, a leader in the electrical industry of the western United States. In it he gives not only his own autobiography, but short summaries of the lives of his parents and grandparents. Because of Ashworth’s career, this collection is full of early western technical information.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Ashworth, Paul Parrish, 1887-1960
  • Call Number: MSS 6016
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Paul Parrish Ashworth autobiography 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 6016; Paul Parrish Ashworth autobiography; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6016, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Norton Chaston in 1988.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Norton Chaston; 1988
Subject Terms
Agriculture and Natural Resources; Utah--History--20th century; Water and Water Rights
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Processing Information
Processed; Melissa Cowles; 5 December 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS scholarship and historiography (Collection development policy of century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Ashworth (Paul Parrish) autobiography
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and Melissa Cowles, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T08:54-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Paul Parrish Ashworth (1887-1960) was a leader in the electrical industry and was Chief Engineer of UPL.

Paul Parrish Ashworth was born on October 4, 1887 in Beaver, Beaver County, Utah to William Booth Ashworth and Mary Elizabeth Shepherd. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1911, after which he attended Cornell University. Through all of his studies he worked at a hydroelectric power station, the business he would continue to do the rest of his life (p. 26). On January 14, 1916 he married Jane Dutcher Ferrin in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. They had six children together. He was a leader in the electrical industry and was mentored by Luciin Nunn and was Chief Engineer of UPL. He died April 23, 1960 in Glendora, Los Angeles, California.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts