John Frederick Daynes III oral history

John Frederick Daynes III oral history

Dates: approximately 1977

Contains an electronic oral history recorded by John Frederick Daynes III. Includes information on his family life in Provo, Utah and three-year missionary service in Germany. Materials dated approximately 1977.

  • Extent: 2 videocassettes (0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Daynes, John Frederick, III, 1910-1980
  • Call Number: MSS 8475
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • 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 John Frederick Daynes III oral history 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 8475; John Frederick Daynes III oral history; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8475, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Daynes' daughter, Maralyn Daynes Tolman, in 2014.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Maralyn Daynes Tolman; 2014.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; Mormon Church--Missions--Germany; Mormon Church--Missions--Sweden; Daynes, John Frederick, III, 1910-1980
Genre / Form
Oral histories
Processing Information
Processed; Clarissa McIntire, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Daynes (John Frederick, III) oral history
Finding Aid Author
Clarissa McIntire
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-03 14:31:39 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

John Frederick Daynes III (1910-1980) was a businessman in Provo and Salt Lake City, Utah.

John Frederick Daynes III was born September 25, 1910 in Salt Lake City, Utah to John Frederick II and Mary Ann Anson Daynes. He spent his early years in Salt Lake City where he lived with his family on 3rd Avenue. In 1919, when Daynes was nine, his mother died of diabetes and heart weakness. His father married Mabel Pearl Anderson in 1920. Daynes served a three year mission for the LDS Church in the Swiss/German mission from 1931-1933 and upon his return he graduated from the North Pacific College of Optometry in Portland, Oregon. While there he met and married Bernice Jeanette Kayser on November 3, 1935. They later had four children: Judith Ann, Maralyn Jeanette, Jacqueline, and John Frederick IV. The couple initially lived in an apartment in Salt Lake City but moved to Provo shortly after Maralyn's birth. There, John was the proprietor of the "Daynes' Optical," "Daynes' Jewelry" and co-proprietor of "Utah Optical Supply" located in Salt Lake City. Daynes and Bernice divorced on April 18, 1962. On September 10, 1962, Daynes married Cora Hatch, with whom he had worked in the optical business. She passed away due to breast cancer on January 18, 1967. Daynes then married Elma Cheney on May 6, 1968.

Daynes passed away on March 27, 1980 in Provo, Utah.

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