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Hugh M., Jr, Rhoda R. Dougall, and Catherine D. Wills family papers

Hugh M., Jr, Rhoda R. Dougall, and Catherine D. Wills family papers

Dates: 1882-1939

Contains papers of Hugh M. Dougall, Jr., his wife Rhoda Rebecca Groesbeck Dougall, and their daughter Catherine Dougall Wills. The Dougall family members were early residents of Springville, Utah. This collection includes journals, autograph albums, financial records, correspondence, a scrapbook, and other printed ephemera from 1882-1939.

  • Extent: 3 box (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Wills, Catherine D., 1896-1982. -- Dougall, Hugh M., Jr., 1863-1937. -- Dougall, Rhoda R., 1868-1956
  • Call Number: MSS 8208
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
Arranged in three series: 1. Hugh M. Dougall, Jr. papers, 1891-1937. 2. Rhoda R. Dougall papers, approximately 1882-1937. 3. Catherine D. Wills papers, 1915-1939.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Hugh M., Jr, Rhoda R. Dougall, and Catherine D. Wills family papers 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 8208; Hugh M., Jr, Rhoda R. Dougall, and Catherine D. Wills family papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8208, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Mary C. Johnson, great-granddaughter of Hugh and Rhoda Dougall, gifted this collection of family papers to the repository in May of 2013.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Mary C. Johnson; May 2013.
Subject Terms
Material Types; Scrapbooks; Springville (Utah); Wills, Catherine D., 1896-1982; Dougall, Hugh M., Jr., 1863-1937; Dougall, Rhoda R., 1868-1956; Dougal family
Genre / Form
Diaries; Tax records; Financial records; Printed ephemera; Autograph albums
Processing Information
Processed; Annie Wiederhold; June 2013. Updated; Margaret Weddle; 2014.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013).
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Finding Aid Title
Dougal (Hugh M., Jr.), Dougal (Rhoda R.), and Wills (Catherine D.) family papers
Finding Aid Author
Anne Wiederhold
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-05-11 10:25:06 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Catherine D. Wills (1896-1982) was an elementary school teacher, musician, and active political volunteer in Utah.

Rhoda Catherine Dougall Wills was born on June 11, 1896 in Springville, Utah to parents Hugh MacSwein Dougall Jr and Rhoda Rebecca Groesbeck Dougall. She attended the University of Utah and graduated from Brigham Young University. She married Wyman L. Wills (1888-1941) on December 30, 1931 in Springville. Catherine D. Wills worked as an elementary school teacher in Nebo School District for many years and was known for her musical talent. She was also active in political groups and served as vice chairman of the Republican precinct.

Wells died on April 16, 1982 in Springville, Utah.

Biographical History

Hugh M. Dougall, Jr. (1863-1937) was a prominent stockman, rancher, sawyer, miller, railroad contractor, and city councilman in Springville, Utah.

Hugh McSwein Dougall, Jr., often referred to by the name "Mack," was born in Springville, Utah, on December 9, 1863, to parents Hugh M. and Mary C. Streeper Dougall. He worked with his father in a sawmill and flour mill business, then later was engaged in railroad contracting, doing a lot of work throughout the western United States. He served as a city councilman in Springville in 1907, and was a member of the Maccabees lodge. He married Rhoda Rebecca Groesbeck Dougall on November 25, 1891, in Springville, Utah, and together had one daughter.

Dougall died near his ranch in Hobble Creek canyon on November 4, 1937.

Biographical History

Rhoda R. Dougall (1868-1956) was a Mormon woman in Utah.

Rhoda Rebecca Groesbeck Dougall was born on November 16, 1868 in Springville, Utah, to parents Nicholas Harmon and Rhoda Sanderson Groesbeck. She received her education in the Springville schools and attended Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah. She married Hugh M. Dougall, Jr. on November 25, 1891, and together they had one daughter. She was an active club member and was affiliated with the Red Cross during World War I.

Dougall died on October 2, 1956, in Springville, Utah.

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