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Life history of Thelma Ann Armstrong (Thaxton, Stoker, Barber)

Life history of Thelma Ann Armstrong (Thaxton, Stoker, Barber)

Dates: 2007

History includes a detailed biographical account of Thelma Ann Armstrong, her parents, spouses, and her children. The biography was written and compiled by her son Theodore J. Thaxton Jr. in 2007. Along with the written material are photocopies of photographs of Thelma Ann and her family.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Thaxton, Theodore J. (Theodore James), 1937
  • Call Number: MSS 6945
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Life history of Thelma Ann Armstrong (Thaxton, Stoker, Barber) 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 6945; Life history of Thelma Ann Armstrong (Thaxton, Stoker, Barber); 20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6945, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Theodore J. Thaxton Jr.
Acquisition Information
Donation; Theodore J. Thaxton.
Subject Terms
Armstrong family; Barber, Thelma, 1913-1999; Home and Family; Housewives--West (U.S.)--Biography; Mormon women--West (U.S.)--Biography; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Nicholas Walker; Student manuscript processor; 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and American women (20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon manuscripts collection 5.V, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Life history of Thelma Ann Armstrong (Thaxton, Stoker, Barber)
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Nicholas Walker, student manuscript processor
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T11:07-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Theodore James Thaxton Jr. (b. 1937) is a civil engineer in Utah.

Thaxton was born on September 6, 1937 in Chandler, Arizona. His mother was Thelma Ann Armstrong Thaxton, and his father was Theodore James Thaxton. The family relocated to Salt Lake City in the spring of 1939. Theodore (Ted) was the oldest of four children, the others being: Darryl Lynn, Virgene Lavinia, and Gailyn Brent Thaxton. Ted graduated from West High School in Salt Lake City. In October of 1959, Ted departed on a full-time mission for the LDS Church in the Western States Mission. Upon arrival home from his mission, Ted entered the U.S. Army and completed six months of training for the Utah National Guard. On June 21, 1961 Ted married Edythe Lorraine Cracroft in the Salt Lake Temple. Ted and Edyth had seven children together while married. After serving ten months of full-time military service from October 1961-August 1962, Ted attended the University of Utah where in 1966 he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. Ted went on to later earn a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Brigham Young University. Edyth Lorraine Cracroft Thaxton died on February 28, 2005. Ted married Sharon Lynn Edwards Smith in the Mount Timpanogas Temple, American Fork, Utah.

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