BYA~BYH Faculty & Staff


Alphabetical Alumni
Maeser, Georgia

Maeser, Georgia
Denver, Colorado US

Georgia Maeser

Class of 1915, and Faculty. Georgia Maeser. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1915. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 400. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff -- BYU Elementary Training, Teacher, Fifth Grade -- Late 1940s - Early 1950s ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1928. Georgia Maeser. She received a BS Degree in Education in 1928. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 400. ~ ~ ~ ~ Georgia Maeser was born on February 14 (sic), 1893 in Beaver, Utah. Her parents were Karl Frederick Reinhard Maeser and Sarah Caroline Shepherd Maeser (Reinhard and Sade). Georgia Maeser died on February 14 (sic), 1972, in Denver, Colorado.

Maeser, Karl Emil B. (1866-1910)

Maeser, Karl Emil B. (1866-1910)
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Emil and Fanny Maeser

BY Academy High School Class of 1890, and Collegiate Class of 1896. Emil Maeser, Normal diploma. Source: Utah Enquirer, May 23, 1890. ~ ~ BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1896. Emil Maeser. Graduated May 1896 with Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.). For some reason, he was absent from Commencement Exercises. Source 1: Deseret News, May 30, 1896. Source 2: 1896 Graduation Program ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. ~ ~ ~ ~ Emil B. Maeser, German, Mechanical Drawing, and Military Tactics, 1891-1894. He appears in a photo of the first faculty to serve under Principal Benjamin Cluff in 1892. ~ ~ ~ ~ Karl Emil B. Maeser was born on March 29, 1866, in Salt Lake City, Utah. His parents were Karl Gottfried Maeser and Annie Henrietta Theresa Mieth. He married Fanny Lillian Loveland on March 29, 1894 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on January 19, 1910 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Maeser, Karl F. Reinhard (1855-1926)

Maeser, Karl F. Reinhard (1855-1926)
Provo, Utah US

Reinhard + Maeser

B. Y. Academy Collegiate Class of 1898, and Faculty. Karl F. Reinhard Maeser. He received the Bachelor of Pedagogy degree (B. Pd.) in Spring of 1898. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 140. ~ ~ ~ ~ Reinhard Maeser, English teacher, 1901-1906, 1920-1921. ~ ~ ~ ~ Karl Frederick Reinhard Maeser was born March 19, 1855 in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. His parents were Karl Gottfried Maeser and Anna Henrietta Theresa Mieth. He first married Mary Eliza Friel on May 27, 1880 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He second married Sarah Caroline Shepherd on June 16, 1882 in St. George, Utah. He died on September 17, 1926 in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Memoirs of E. E. Ericksen, second principal of BYA Beaver Branch ~ Murdock Academy: "There were teachers of wisdom on the Murdock campus. Reinhard Maeser, son of Utah's premier educator Karl G. Maeser, had taught English at the academy from its inception [1898]. He was in his fifties when I became principal and was the wisest person on the campus next to Mrs. Maeser. These two and their eight children lived in the woods not far from school. They were near enough to campus to see and hear what was going on but far enough away from its disturbing elements. He knew the strengths and weaknesses of every teacher. His only weaknesses were being the son of Karl G. [Maeser] and wanting to be principal. The first was no fault of his and the second was due to the fact that his friends — and some who were not his friends — were forever telling him that he should be principal. He did eventually become the principal and had the honor of going down with the boat [1920s]. In this he unfortunately showed a lack of wisdom, and I was compelled to tell him so."

Maeser, Karl Gottfried (1828 - 1901)

Maeser, Karl Gottfried (1828 - 1901)
Provo, Utah US

Karl & Anna & Emilie Maeser

One of the First BYA Faculty & Staff. Karl G. Maeser, Pedagogy, 1876-1892. Legendary Second Principal of BY Academy from 1876 to 1892. Board of Trustees, Brigham Young Academy, 1891 to 1901. ~~~~ Karl Gottfried Maeser, the first principal of Brigham Young University and general superintendent of the LDS Church school system, was born on 16 January 1828 in Saxony, Germany. He graduated with high honors from the Friedrichstadt Schullehrerseminar, a teacher-training college in Dresden, in May 1848. He worked as a teacher in Dresden, as a private tutor in Bohemia, and as vice-director of a school in Dresden. He married Anna Mieth, the school director's daughter, in 1854. Maeser first heard of the LDS Church through an anti-Mormon pamphlet. Rather than turning him away, it piqued his interest, and he wrote for more information. After some effort on his part, missionaries finally agreed to come to Dresden to teach him, and in October 1855 he was baptized. The LDS Church organized a branch in Dresden with the eight members, and Maeser was sustained as presiding elder. Like other Mormons, Maeser wanted to immigrate to "Zion"--that is, Utah. Although he left Germany in 1856, he did not arrive in Utah until 1860. In the years between he served a church mission to Scotland, organized church branches and labored with Germans in London area, worked in Philadelphia to earn money to go west, and served a mission in Virginia. After arriving in Utah, Maeser renewed his work as a teacher and school administrator. He helped organize schools in the Fifteenth and Twentieth wards in Salt Lake City and tutored Brigham Young's children; he also worked as Tabernacle organist and as an accountant. After serving a mission to Germany and Switzerland from 1867 to 1870, he taught briefly at the University of Deseret. He later returned to the Twentieth Ward Seminary. In 1875 he married Emilie Damke, a German immigrant, as a plural wife. In 1875 Brigham Young purchased the financially troubled Timpanogos branch of the University of Deseret and changed its name to the Brigham Young Academy. He asked Maeser in 1876 to go to Provo to establish a church school, explaining, "Brother Maeser, I want you to remember that you ought not to teach even the alphabet or the multiplication tables without the Spirit of God." During the next sixteen years, Maeser struggled to build a school. Initially, he was not only the principal, but also the teacher, chorister, organist, janitor, recruiter, fund-raiser, and fan club. He took the school from a small student body of only twenty-nine students who academically were only at the fifth reader level to an enrollment of more than 400 students in several departments including a normal school. Under his direction, Brigham Young Academy became one of the principal schools in the Utah Territory. Maeser was able to combine academic concerns, religious beliefs, and character development as part of the students' education. Maeser was appointed the first general superintendent of LDS Church schools in 1888, but he was not released from his responsibilities at the Brigham Young Academy until 1892. In 1889 the Mormon Church Board of Education gave Maeser a degree of Doctor of Letters and Didactics. He published his views of education in School and Fireside in 1898. Maeser died on 15 February 1901. It was not uncommon for Karl G. Maeser and his staff to receive less than one-half pay during the 1880s. The faith of BYU’s founders was never stronger than during times of crisis. I was particularly impressed with Karl G. Maeser’s conviction as he responded to Reed Smoot, a student, during the 1884 fire that destroyed the Academy’s only building. As it became apparent that they could not save the Lewis building, the student said to Maeser, “Oh, Brother Maeser, the Academy is burned!” Maeser responded, “No such thing, it’s only the building.” Six years earlier, shortly after the death of Brigham Young, Maeser had a dream in which President Young showed him the design of a new building. At the time Brother Maeser did not understand the purpose of the dream. Six years later, as he looked at the charred ruins of Lewis Hall, he could see in his mind’s eye the building that would take its place. Each time a crisis threatened the survival of the school, the heavens were opened and instructions given. Principal Maeser’s dream about the new building was the first. A second occurred a few years later in the mid-1880s. During one of the darkest hours, when it seemed that the school would close, Brigham Young appeared to President John Taylor, assuring him of the school’s importance in the kingdom and giving him instructions for its survival. In the dream President Young said that “Christ himself was directing, and had a care over [the] school.” See also.

Maeser, Ottilie Anna

Maeser, Ottilie Anna
Provo, Utah US

Ottilie and Morris Phelps

Faculty & Staff. Ottilie Maeser, Training School, 1881-1884. She appears in a photo of the first faculty to serve under Principal Benjamin Cluff in 1892. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ottilie Anna Maeser was born on August 1, 1859 [or 1860] in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her parents were Karl Gottfried Maeser and Anna Therese Mieth Maeser. She may have married Morris Calvin Phelps, born October 24, 1870 in Montpelier, Idaho. She died on October 15, 1917.

Maeser, Sadie Shepherd

Maeser, Sadie Shepherd
(See Shepherd)

Sadie Maeser

Faculty & Staff. See Shepherd, Sadie.

Magleby, Ward Hanmer

Magleby, Ward Hanmer
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Ward and Ruth Magleby

Faculty & Staff Late 1950s & Early 1960s, including 1957-63 - Seminary Teacher. Ward H. Magleby. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ward Hanmer Magleby was born on June 11, 1915 in Monroe, Sevier County, Utah. His parents were Alma Magleby and Almeda Civilla Winget. He married Ruth LaVern Hansen on December 23, 1937 in Manti, Utah. Ward and Ruth had two daughters: Ruth Ann Magleby [BYH Class of 1964], and Diane Magleby [BYH Class of 1973~H] (Hal) Rosen. Ward H. Magleby died on March 7, 1987 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Malm, ______

________ Malm

Faculty & Staff, B.Y. Elementary School. Mrs. ____ Malm. Sixth Grade Teacher, late 1920s or early 1930s. ~ ~ ~ ~ "My name is Carlyle Lambert. My family arrived in Provo 1926 when my father uprooted us from Rexburg, St. Anthony, Idaho area and came down to BYU to finish his college and get a master's degree. That was mostly all completed when he brought us down here in 1926/27. Our whole family went to BYU Training School, which no longer exists. It's been torn down. I have a lot of memories of that school. A lot of people went there. After I finished the sixth grade at the BYU Elementary School, I went to Farrer Junior High School. I did have some excellent teachers coming up through BYU. . . .I had three teachers that decided I was going to learn or I was going to have to have some very serious conversations with my father, who at that time was the principal of BYU High School. ...Mrs. ______ Malm was my sixth grade teacher. It was a very memorable experience. She was a dedicated and splendid teacher." --Carlyle Lambert, interviewed in 1999.

Mann, Gloria G.
29725 Hurtz Rd
Parma, Idaho 83660-4277 US

Gloria Mann
  • Home: 208-722-5916

Faculty & Staff, 1960s, including 1964-66 - Business Education Teacher. Gloria G. Mann. @2010

Manwaring, Hyrum

Manwaring, Hyrum
Rexburg, Idaho US

Hyrum and Bessie Manwaring

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1906, Faculty. Hyrum Manwaring. He received a Special Certificate in Elocution. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 202. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYH Class of 1906. Hyrum Manwaring, a Normal graduate. BYU [& BYH] Class of 1906 Listing of BYH Normal, High School, Commercial, and Music School graduates. Source: Brigham Young Academy & Normal Training School, Catalogues & Announcements, for 31st Academic Year, 1906-1907, p. 140. ~ ~ ~ ~ Hyrum Manwaring earned a B.A. Degree from BYU in 1911. Source: Students Record of Class Standings, B.Y. Academy, Book 2, p. 202. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1924. Hyrum Manwaring. He received an MA Degree in Education in 1924. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 468. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Hyrum Manwaring, English & Training School, 1907-1909, 1911-1914. ~ ~ ~ ~ Hyrum Manwaring was born in Granger, Utah. Because he was forced to work away from home at 10, his schooling was neglected. When he was 13 his family moved to a more productive farm in Mapleton, Utah. At 17 he met Bessie Bird, also of Mapleton and she encouraged him to get an education. He worked hard to gain that education despite severe financial hardships. He served a mission to Australia from 1899 to 1902. After his mission, he married Bessie in the Salt Lake Temple in 1903. He graduated from Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah, completing his high school work when he was 29. He went on to teach younger students at Brigham Young Academy while studying college level classes. Following his BYU graduation in 1909, he was principal of the Uintah Stake Academy in Vernal, Utah for two years. He returned to Provo to study and received his B.A. degree in 1911. He taught English while he did graduate work there. In 1914, he came to Ricks Academy as the head of the English Department. He was also in charge of student body programs and dances for many years. When Ricks became a junior college in 1923, he was made Dean of the College Department and served as the Head of the Department of Psychology and Education. He completed his master's degree at Brigham Young University in Provo in 1924 and returned to teach at Ricks. His doctorate was earned a few years later from the University of California. Hyrum Manwaring served as President of Ricks College from 1930 to 1944. He fought to keep the school open and operated by the Church rather than by the state. He continued to teach school for nine years after his release as president and then part-time until his death in 1956, just a few months after the death of his beloved wife, Bessie. He taught for over 50 years in Church schools. ~ ~ ~ ~ Hyrum Wilkins Manwaring was born on June 23, 1877 in Granger (Brighton), Salt Lake County, Utah. His parents were Herbert Manwaring and Clarissa Wilkins Manwaring. He married Bessie Bird on September 16, 1903 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on September 8, 1956 in Boise, Idaho. Interment, Fielding, Idaho Falls County, Idaho.

Martin, William Paxman

Martin, William Paxman
, Arizona US

William Martin

Class of 1930. William P. Martin. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. He delivered the benediction at the ceremony. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. William Paxman Martin. Served as a debate coach during the 1928-1929 and 1930-1931 school years, along with Gladys Black. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Dr. Thomas Lysons Martin and Hattie Paxman Martin. The children of Dr. Thomas and Hattie Martin: William Paxman Martin of Arizona, [BYH Class of 1930; BYH debate coach 1928-1931]; James Paxman Martin, BYH Class of 1933; Beth Martin Warnick, Colorado; Ruth Martin Duncan, Wisconsin; Thomas Paxman "Pax" (Ivy Elaine) Martin [BYH Class of 1935]; and Helen Martin Draper, [BYH Class of 1941].

Mason, James Albert

Mason, James Albert
Orem, Utah US

James and Lynne Mason

Faculty & Staff Late 1950s, including 1957-58 to 1961-1962, Music Instructor. James Mason. ~ ~ ~ ~ Director of BYU Museum of Art Has Traveled Work, But His Roads Always Return to Same Spot: Utah Valley. ~ ~ James Mason has traveled the world, but he always comes home to Utah Valley. Mason grew up across the street from the Springville Museum of Art - a foreshadowing of his future dreams and accomplishments. Mason is not only the director of the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University, he is also much more - the dreamer, fund-raiser and driving force behind the museum's creation. Growing up in Springville, Mason never thought his experiences would take him across the country and to such places as Beijing, China, and Warsaw, Poland. But he also knew he loved home. His longest absence from the valley was four years. Mason graduated from Springville High School in 1946. Eleven years later, in 1957 he began his long career in education, as a music instructor at Brigham Young High School for five years. From there he became a professor at BYU and then Chair of the BYU Music Department. Mason later moved to Chicago, where an accident changed his life. While directing an orchestra rehearsal, Mason fell backward off a 5-foot riser and was temporarily partially paralyzed. Soon he was asked to be editor of ``The Instrumentalist'' magazine, which was fortunate, Mason said, because he could no longer stand for rehearsals. Through his job as editor and subsequent experiences that came through the exposure he received there, Mason's life began to envelop art as well as music. ``That was my existentialist leap, or rather my existentialist fall,'' Mason said of the accident and its resultant good fortune. After his stint in Chicago, he returned home and served as Dean of the BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications for 11 years. It was during that tenure that Mason began dreaming of a BYU art museum. ``I don't know why I thought we could do it,'' he said of raising the $15.2 million it took to build the museum. But Mason believed it could - and should - be done. He began to seek funding for the museum, all of which had to come from the private sector. Mason simply shared his dream of a major art museum with others, and they responded, donating from $5 to millions of dollars. ``You don't ask for money; you cultivate money,'' he said. Now that the dream is established, Mason would like to see it become well-rooted in the community. ``I'd like to see the museum become an important part of the cultural lives of the people in the Intermountain region,'' he said. ``We want to do more than just hang and store pictures here.'' But Mason is happy to hang his hat in the valley. When he retires, he will stay here, but he won't quit working. ``I'll retire to something. I think I would die really fast without something,'' he said. And Mason takes that philosophy to heart. He believes everyone should be involved. ``Every-one can make a difference,'' he said. Mason just prefers making his difference near home. [By Rommyn Skipper, Deseret News Staff Writer, February 8, 1994.] ~ ~ ~ ~ James A. Mason is married to Lynne Galbraith and they have three children and ten grandchildren. ~ ~ ~ ~ DEATH NOTICE: James Albert Mason, age 85, of Orem, Utah, passed away May 15, 2014. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Sunset Heights 6th Ward Chapel, 600 West 500 South, Orem. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Funeral Home, 495 South State Street, Orem, and also at the church 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SundbergOlpinMortuary.com ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: James Albert Mason was born in Eureka, Utah on January 4, 1929 to Rolla N. and Mary Garn Mason and died on May 15, 2014. Dr. Mason was the founding director of the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University. During his forty years at BYU he served as Chair of the Music Department and as Deam of the College of Fine Arts and Communications for eleven years. As Dean he was able to realize a dream he had for the university -- to build an innovative art museum. This required gaining permission to proceed with this venture as well as fundraising without using any University or Church funds. After completion of the Brigham Young University Museum of Art he was appointed its founding director. Some of the exhibits were: BYU's treasures, art from the Vatican Museums, Chinese museums, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He grew up in Springville, Utah, across the street from the Springville Art Museum which had an influence on him throughout his life. His high school years were dominated by music. His studies at Brigham Young University were interrupted to serve in the Armed Forces during the Korean War. He received his bachelors and masters degrees from BYU and his doctoral degree from Arizona State University. While playing the French horn in the University's orchestra he met and married Lynne Galbraith, a violinist. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple. He began teaching music in Nebo School District and after completing his master's degree was hired by Brigham Young University High School. Five years later he joined the University's Music Department. He was given an extended leave for professional activities. After serving as editor of the Utah Music Educator, he accepted a job in Chicago as editor of the Instrumentalist, a monthly music magazine. He left to complete his doctoral degree. While teaching at BYU he wrote News of Research column for the Journal of Research in Music Education. He was elected President of the Western Division of the National Organization of Music Educators (MENC) and some years later was elected National President of MENC with more than a 100,000 members. He taught as a visiting professor at Northwestern University, Indiana University, University of Texas, and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He lectured at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China and was the American speaker at the International Conference on Music Education in Warsaw, Poland. He served on a number of boards including the Music Education Research Council in Washington, D.C., The Barlow Foundation for Music, The Music Council in New York City, the Music Industry Council in Chicago, the Presser Foundation in Philadelphia, Utah's Statehood Centennial Commission, Utah Opera Board, and Utah Museum Council. He was a co-founder of the Utah Valley Symphony. During these years of service he received many awards and recognitions consisting of an award from the Israeli Government, two awards from Educational Press Association of America, the San Francisco Art Critics Award, the Utah Outstanding Music Educators Award, the Utah Museum Association Award, the Reed Smoot Award, the Arthur Watkins Award, the Franklin S. Harris Award, the BYU Alumni Award and the Life-time Achievement Award from the Mormon Arts Committee. He has been listed in Who's Who in America. He served in many callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In addition to teaching he served as elder's quorum president in three different wards, high councilor in three stakes, bishop in two wards, and on the General Music Committee. He served on an advisory committee for the development of the LDS Conference Center. Although James achieved international recognition for his professional work, his proudest accomplishment was his dear family. He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years and his three wonderful children: Julia Johns Davis (Kevin Johns, deceased, and Patrick Davis), Margo Turner (David) and Christopher Mason (Mican), fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his two sisters Shirley Mason Beardall and Elaine Mason Rothwell, and a granddaughter, Angela. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 11 am at the Sunset Heights 6th Ward, 500 South 600 West, Orem, Utah. Friends may call Wednesday, May 21st from 6-8 pm at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State, Orem and Thursday from 9:30 -10:30 am prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BYU Museum of Art. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SundbergOlpinMortuary.com [Provo Daily Herald, Sunday, May 19, 2014] Source. More.

Mathis, William E.
11968 Nicklaus Road
Sandy, Utah 84092-5700 US

Bill and Ann Mathis
  • Cell: 801-548-4678
  • Home: 801-523-0486

Faculty & Staff 1960s, including 1962-66 - Instrumental Music / Band Teacher. William Mathis. ~ ~ ~ ~ William Mathis received his BS & MS degrees at Brigham Young University; and his PHD at the University of Michigan. He wife is Ann B. Mathis. William taught instrumental and choral music in the public schools of Utah and Michigan; then instrumental music at Brigham Young University High School (1962-1966). He became Director, Graduate Music Studies; Chair of the Performance Department; Director, School of Music; and also Associate Dean, College of Fine Arts, at Wichita State University (1969-1996). His is currently retired and Associate Dean Emeritus of the College of Fine Arts at WSU. @2009 ~ ~ ~ ~ William E. "Bill" Mathis. "Wonderful memories teaching band at BY High School. Proud of achievements and character of the many students I recall." @2012

McAdam, J. Robert
9161 Dupont Way
Sacramento, California 95826-4538 US

Robert McAdam
  • Home: (916) 363-4170

Faculty & Staff. J. Robert McAdam. Chemistry & Science Teacher, 1956-1957. ~ ~ ~ ~ J. Robert McAdam (1960), Professor of Education Emeritus (1992), California State University, Sacramento, California. ~ ~ Publications: 1. Portable Video Tape Recorder: A Guide For Teachers, by J. Robert McAdam (1968). 2. Sacramento Genealogical Sources Before 1900, J. Robert McAdam. Sacramento (1983). @2010

McAllister, Jonathan W.

McAllister, Jonathan W.
Provo, Utah US

John McAllister

Class of 1914. Jonathan W. McAllister. He received a BYH Music Diploma in 1914. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 85. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1927. Jonathan W. McAllister. He received an A.B. Degree in 1927. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 85. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. John W. McAllister. Beginning in 1946-47, he taught Band and Orchestra. In 1947-48 he taught Chorus.

McClean, Fannie

McClean, Fannie

Fannie McClean

Faculty & Staff - BYU Training School.

McClellan, John Jasper

McClellan, John Jasper
Provo, Utah US

John and Mary McClellan

Faculty & Staff. John J. McClellan, Music teacher, 1898-1899. Born on April 20, 1874 in Payson, Utah. His parents were John Jasper McClellan, born August 6, 1838, and Eliza Barbara Walser McClellan, born in Switzerland. John (Jr.) married Mary Estelle Douglas of Payson in Manti, Utah, in July of 1896. They had one son and four daughters. John (Jr.) died on August 2, 1925.

McConkie, Don Leo

McConkie, Don Leo
Provo, Utah US

Don and Grace McConkie

Faculty & Staff, 1950s continuing through 1968. Don L. McConkie. Problems of Democracy, Student Government, 9th Grade Core, Social Studies. Sixteenth Principal of BY High School from 1956 to 1957. Head of the BYH History Department. ~ ~ ~ ~ Don Leo McConkie was born August 23, 1903 in Vernal, Utah. His parents: John Luther McConkie and Eliza Hellen Holyoak McConkie. Don married Grace Pickup -- she was born July 21, 1903 and died April 26, 1993. Her parents: Clarence Ray Pickup and Vilate Celestia Batty. 1954 - 1968 - Don served as Social Studies & History Master Teacher at BYH. Former principal in Uinta School District, became social science instructor at BYH in 1954, BYH principal in 1956-57 school year. He received his bachelor degree from BYU in 1926 and in 1942 earned his masters degree, also from BYU. In addition to his work from 1928 to 1941 in Vernal, he taught social science at Provo's Dixon Junior High School for 11 years. For two years he was president of the Social Science Dept. of Utah Education Association. He was a past president of both the Uinta and Provo teacher's associations. On one list Don McConkie is shown as a member of the BYH Class of 1947 -- that was actually his son, Don Clayton McConkie, known as Clayton. Don L. McConkie died on December 23, 1994 in Provo, Utah. See Don L. McConkie biography.

McDonald, Julia

McDonald, Julia
Provo, Utah US

Julia McDonald

Faculty & Staff. Julia McDonald, Matron, 1891-1892.

McFarlane, Christina Forsyth

McFarlane, Christina Forsyth
(See Forsyth)

Christina McFarlane

Faculty & Staff. See Forsyth, Christina.

McGregor, Mary

McGregor, Mary
Provo, Utah US

Mary and Leo Killian

Faculty & Staff. Mary McGregor, Music teacher (Glee Club and Chorus), 1936-1941. "I'm so busy; please remind me to remember not to forget!" Hobby: reading plays. Favorite sport: playing hearts. Worst fault: absent-mindedness. ~ ~ ~ ~ Yes, I remember the glorious, creative days of the BYU Training School. This school was like a small private school within the university itself. It consisted of the elementary grades -- kindergarten through sixth and included high school. It was open to children living in Provo and was attended by many BYU professors' children, such as Dr. Pardoe and Dr. Garret de Jong. Other families sent their children also. Karl N. Snow attended with his brothers and sisters. I assume that a small fee was charged. Miss Hermese Peterson was head of the school and encouraged teachers to love the children and build within the child a thirst for learning. The year was 1936. I had just graduated from the BYU as a vocal student of Dr. Florence Jepperson Madsen. President Franklin S. Harris offered me a position teaching singing at the BYU Training School. My responsibilities included a university class of students my own age who were planning to teach music in elementary grades and assisting William F. Hanson in the Boy's and Girl's Choruses in high school. My days were full of joy and excitement as I developed my own creative approach for teaching music to children. This all came together after four exciting years at the Training School. We presented The Nutcracker Suite in the old Women's Gym on 500 North across from the Training School. The gym became a theater in the round by placing the audience on bleachers and the symphony orchestra on the stage. I wrote the story of The Nutcracker as a poem and it was read while the symphony played and one hundred children in beautiful costumes brought the story to life. For one hour the children performed their singing with joy. This was a marvelous school, small enough to meet the needs of each precious child. The Training School was a pearl - a Pearl of Great Price, where children's souls were filled with a thirst for learning. I shall always treasure my time there. The bell in the old Academy Bell Tower rang for students to change classes. Dr. Pardoe, head of the Drama department, asked the students who were going to the upper campus to take the ten minutes allotted and get aquainted with the opposite sex! I one week, I was amazed at the boys I became aquainted with. Mary McGregor Killian, Provo. [Provo Daily Herald, September 7, 2001] ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Mary McGregor Killian, beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend passed away on March 18, 2006. With a song in her heart, Mary was born on February 3, 1913 to Dr. Alpine and Alma Gertrude Watson McGregor in Beaver, Utah. She was the youngest of seven children. A 1936 graduate of Brigham Young University in Music and Drama, she starred in nearly every production during her college years. Mary served as a faculty member at Brigham Young High School from 1936-1941. She married Leo G. Killian in the LDS Mesa, Arizona Temple on May 21, 1941. Mary's life was one of service and song. She studied voice under Dr. Florence Jepperson Madsen of BYU. Mary touched the lives of thousands with her music and magnetic spirit. She sang professionally, taught music, English and drama to all grades, kindergarten-university. Her professional career spanned 47 years as both a teacher and a principal. She received numerous honors and awards. In 1956, she sang the Star Spangled Banner at the Republican National Convention. She was awarded a PTA Life Membership in 1961, received the Valley Forge Teachers Medal in 1971 and was recognized as an Outstanding Leader in Elementary and Secondary Education in 1976. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and always bore her testimony of Jesus Christ through her God-given talents. While residing in the San Diego area from 1962 through 1988, she directed numerous choirs and musical programs in the El Cajon, San Diego East and Sweetwater Stakes. Music was her life and love. Her golden years were filled with vibrant watercolors, sweet poetry and endless service. She was truly an elegant and elect lady. "Guten Abend, Gute Nacht," dearest Mother. We will always let your song fill our hearts. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Leo G. Killian. She is survived by one brother, Mar McGregor (Pat), Colorado; her children Cynthia-Mar Thomas (Veston) of Provo, Utah and Glen H. M. Killian (Barbara) of El Cajon, California; 10 grandchildren; three great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 4, 2006 in Provo. Interment, San Diego, California, at El Camino Memorial Park. [Deseret News, March 21, 2006.]

McIntyre, Wayne

McIntyre, Wayne
Provo, Utah US

Wayne McIntyre

Class of 1931. Wayne McIntyre. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 28, 1931. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, Tuesday, May 26, 1931. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Wayne McIntyre, Theology teacher, 1936-1937. ~ ~ ~ ~ IS THIS? Wayne and Edith McIntire: "In life they were not divided and in death they were not separated!" D&C 135:3. Dr. Wayne Franklin McIntire died February 18, 2007 in Greer, South Carolina. He was born September 7, 1911 in Price, Utah to Brigham Franklin and Effie Cottam McIntire. Dr. McIntire attended BYU and earned BA and MA degrees. He received a Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley. He was a public school teacher and administrator in Utah and California. He organized and directed deaf education programs at California State University Northridge. He married Edith Marsh in the Salt Lake City Temple on May 24, 1940. ~ ~ ~ ~ Edith Marsh McIntire died February 24, 2007 in Greer, South Carolina. She was born April 19, 1916 in Alpine, Utah to Joseph F. and May Hackett Marsh. She received a BA degree from BYU. Edith was a teacher at the Lincoln Junior High School, Orem, Utah. She was associated with the John Tracy Clinic in LA for several years and coordinated a hearing impaired program for deaf school children in the LA City School District. Edith and Wayne were devoted members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They served three missions together: West German Mission, Swiss Temple Mission, Manila Temple Mission. They are survived by their three daughters; Margaret (Earl) Sanders of Greer, SC; Kathryn (Robert) Sutton of Torrance, CA; and Marsha (John) Jensen of Columbia, SC; 11 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren. They were preceded in death by their son, Wayne F. McIntire, Jr. Services were held at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, Utah on Saturday March 3, 2007 at 11:00 am. Interment, Alpine Cemetery. The family suggests a contribution to the Center on Deafness, California State University, Northridge, California 91324 or the John Tracy Clinic, 806 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90007-2505. [Provo Daily Herald, March 1, 2007.]

McKell, William Ellsworth

McKell, William Ellsworth
Provo, Utah US

William and Freda McKell

Faculty & Staff, including 1953-54, 1954-55, and 1955-56. William E. McKell. Teacher of Industrial Arts. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: William Ellsworth McKell passed away peacefully on Friday October 5th, 2007 in Provo, Utah. He was 87 years old. William was born in Spanish Fork, Utah on December 21st, 1919 to Robert Dewey and Mary Ellsworth McKell. He graduated from Payson High School, attended Brigham Young University, and later received a Bachelor's Degree from Utah State University, a Master's Degree from Texas A&M, and his Doctorate of Education from Utah State University. He taught High School in Santaquin, and Payson, and Jr. High in Spanish Fork. He also taught at BY High School for a few years. Dr. McKell worked at the Utah State Office of Education, and was the Director of the Industrial and Business Education Departments for Granite School District. He retired as a Professor at BYU in the Industrial and Vocational Education Departments, and previously served as their Department Chairman. William married his sweetheart Freda Leifson McKell in the Salt Lake City Temple in 1942. They spent over 65 years together in a marriage of devotion and love for each other, and have resided in Provo, Utah for over 35 years. During his adult life, William served as Liaison officer for the Air Force Academy for the State of Utah. He was the Faculty Advisor of the Flying Club at BYU. He served in the Boy Scouts of America, was a past Commander of Post 13 of the American Legion, and served in the Golden Kiwanis for many years. William served in the National Guard, the Army Air Corp., and was a B-17 pilot in WWII. He was shot down over the North Sea and was a POW in Germany for 2 years in the Stalag Luft 3 and Stalag 7-A POW camps. He retired as a Lt. Col. in the USAF Reserves. He loved fishing and camping with his family at Nebo Creek, gardening, woodworking, and he loved traveling to visit his family. He served as a counselor in the Bishopric, he was a BYU Branch President, and served a mission with his wife where he was the Director of the Idaho Falls Temple Visitor's Center. He was a Temple worker in the Provo Temple. William is survived by his sweetheart Freda and his children, Robert McKell (Connie), Barbara McKell Evenson (John), Gayle McKell Barton (Quinn), Sheila McKell [Shelly] Bos, and Annette McKell Davieau. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, his sister Jean Marie Goodwin (Jack) and 2 brothers, Cyrus McKell (Betty) and Melburn McKell (Judy). He is preceded in death by his parents and step-father Frank Hardy, and brother Lynn McKell. Funeral services were held on October 10th, 2007 at the Pleasant View 4th ward chapel (2900 North 650 East Provo, Utah). Internment, Spanish Fork Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, October 8, 2007.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Note from Irwin Wiser, '56: "Dr. McKell taught Industrial Arts at BYH. He introduced some of us to electronics by having our class build a crystal radio set. Surprisingly, the darn thing worked!" @2007

McKendrick, Wilford McGavin

McKendrick, Wilford McGavin
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Wilford and Lydia McKendrick

BY Academy High School Class of 1889 and 1891, and BYA Collegiate Class of 1894 and 1897. Faculty. Wilford McGavin McKendrick. ~ ~ ~ ~ In 1889, Wilford McKendrick received a high school Certificate: Bookkeeping. Source: Utah Enquirer, May 28, 1889. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy High School Normal Class of 1891. W. M. McKendrick. Received a high school Normal Diploma on May 21, 1891. Source: Graduation Program of the Normal Class of 1891. ~ ~ ~ ~ Wilford McKendrick. BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1894. He received the degree, Bachelor of Pedagogy (B. Pd.) on May 24, 1894. Source 1: Ogden Standard Examiner, May 26, 1894. Source 2: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 12. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1897. Wilford M. McKendrick. Received the degree of Bachelor of Didactics (B. D.) in May of 1897. Source: The (Provo) Daily Enquirer, May 27, 1897. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Wilford M. McKendrick, Librarian, Mathematics & Geography, 1885-1899. He appears in a photo of the first faculty to serve under Principal Benjamin Cluff in 1892. Among other positions McKendrick served as the librarian at Brigham Young Academy. ~ ~ ~ ~ Wilford was born on June 12, 1870 in Tooele, Utah. His parents were Robert Kennedy McKendrick, and Agnes McGavin McKendrick. Wilford married Lydia Wilson. They had eight children. ~ ~ ~ ~ Wilford McGavin McKendrick served as principal of Weber Stake Academy, the predecessor of Weber State University from 1908-1910. McKendrick had been a faculty member at Weber Academy before he became the principal, filling the vacancy left by David O. McKay when he resigned to serve as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve. Among other Church positions, he served as a counselor in the Ogden Stake presidency. ~ ~ ~ ~ Wilford M. McKendrick died on Monday, May 11, 1936 at the age of 66 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

McKenzie, David

McKenzie, David
Provo, Utah US

David McKenzie

Faculty & Staff. David McKenzie, Bible teacher, 1893-1900.

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