June E. and Maida Russell Moody collection

June E. and Maida Russell Moody collection

Dates: 1810-1985

Contains original documents, letters, and life histories about June and Maida Moody's ancestors and relatives. Most of the documents relate to Ellis Mendenhall Sanders. Also includes a will, notebooks, and other material from other family members, as well as life histories about Milton Moody and Harold Russell written by June Moody and Maida Moody respectively. Dated 1810 to 1985.

  • Extent: 11 folders (0.2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Moody, June E. (June Evan), 1911-1996. -- Moody, Maida Russell, 1917
  • Call Number: MSS 8406
  • 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.
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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 June E. and Maida Russell Moody collection 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 8406; June E. and Maida Russell Moody collection; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8406, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by June and Maida Moody in approximately 1993. They collected or authored the items that make up this collection, all of which relate to their ancestors. June is the son of Joseph Milton Moody, the great-grandson of Addison Everett, the great-grandson of Ellis Mendenhall, and the great-great-great grandson of Jacob Broom. Maida is the daughter of Harold Russell.
Acquisition Information
Donated; June Evan Moody and Maida Russell Moody; approximately 1993.
Subject Terms
Moody family; Sanders, Ellis M.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Family histories
Genre / Form
Certificates; Diaries; Legal documents
Processing Information
Processed; Zoë Brimhall, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2014.
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).
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Finding Aid Title
Moody (June E. and Maida Russell) collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Zoë Brimhall
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-30T04:17-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

June E. Moody (1911-1996) was a Mormon engineer in California and Utah.

June Evan Moody was born on March 11, 1911 in St. George, Utah, to parents Joseph Milton Moody and Jane Everett. He worked as an engineer in Los Angeles, California. He married Maida Russell on July 11, 1934 in Panguitch, Utah, and they had two children. He was interested in family history and, with his wife, gathered documents and information about his ancestors Ellis M. Sanders, Addison Everett, and Jacob Broom. He also wrote a life history about his father, Joseph Milton Moody.

Moody died on December 27, 1996 in St. George, Utah.

Biographical History

Maida Russell Moody is a Mormon homemaker in Utah.

Maida Russell Moody was born on September 11, 1917, in Hurricane, Utah, to parents Harold Russell and Mary Emily Gifford. She married June Evan Moody on July 11, 1934, and they had two children together. She is interested in family history and helped her husband collect documents about his ancestors. She also wrote a life history about her father in 1985.

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