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Latter-day Saint Images, 1943

By: Ardis E. Parshall - September 14, 2011

Lots of Saints in the military, and lots of Saints carrying on at home, in our family photo album from 1943 —

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Richfield, Utah . . .
Flag Exercises . . .

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Jacksonville, Florida

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Star Valley, Wyoming
Stake Missionaries

(left to right, front row:) King Cranney, Alden Putnum, Lloyd Pead, Emil von Almon, Gilbert Allred, Lenard Robinson, Con Millward, John D. Kingston (2nd row:) Carl Robinson, Royle S. Papworth, Ralph J. Hyer, Ray Walton, Robert Lancaster, Ralph Astle, Lee Preston, Charles Ranzenberger, Roland Johnson. (third row:) Ivan Gardner, Mrs. King Cranney, Mrs. Wilford Haderlie, Mrs. Emil Von Almon, Mrs. Alden Putnum, Mrs. Leora Griffeth, Mrs. Gilbert Allred, Mrs. Roland Johnson, Bonita Gardner, Lavere Johns. (back row:)( Marvin Hepworth, Thomas Simpson, Harold Jensen.

(And I’m very sorry that so many of the women are identified only as Mrs. Husband’s Name.)

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Sunday School

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McNeil, Mississippi

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Hibbard Ward, Rexburg Stake, Idaho
Sunday School Class

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Hyrum 3rd Ward, Utah

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LDS Servicemen, Luke Field, Phoenix

(left to right, first row:) Chaplain Sprague, Clyde M. Lunneford, John E. Janke, Vaughn K. Lauritzen, James B. Manwaring, Harold Y. Anderson, Werner L. Verhaaren. (second row:) Vee L. Taylor, V.C. Later, Frank D. Roberts, Bob L. Roberts, Leo H. Richens, John L. Neilson, Robert D. Shurtliff, Dean L. Zenger. (third row:) Byron H. West, John D. Spuler, Karl R. Preece, Lorin R. Burningham, Dewaine Buck, Max E. Smith, Oriel Tracy. (fourth row:) Vernon L. Blamires, Merlin R. Miskin, Ernest R. Oliphant, Darrell H. Waters, O. Woodrow Parsons, Ned Miles, Robert L. Matson, Melvin A. Larkin. (fifth row:) Dean W. Crowther, Leonard D. Sylvester, Donald H. Tolman, Bill Naylor, Harley R. Moulton, Russell C. Christensen, Lawrence D. Dansie. (sixth row:) Gale Moon, T. Quentin Beatty, Thomas F. Larkin, Keith D. Bringhurst, Jay L. Love, Fay W. Bryner, Ralph T. Cannon, (seventh row:) Grant L. Probst, Joseph R. Smith, J.R. Anderson, Lendell S. Perry.

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Milo Ward, Idaho Falls Stake
Sunday School Genealogical Class

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Japanese Mission Choir, Honolulu, Hawaii
Youth Conference

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Millegeville, Georgia

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Bennion, Utah

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Pleasant View Ward, Sharon Stake, Utah
Sunday School

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La Libertad Branch, Pueblo, Mexico

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LDS Civilian Construction Workers on a Military Project in Alaska

(left to right, front:) D. Bergen, L. Machem, J. McKee, S. Robertshaw. (second row:) Brothers Call, Baldridge, Freckelton, Sgt. W. Humphrey, G. Anderson, C. Smith, D. Kershaw, A. Harris, N. Shearer. (standing:) D. Magelby, R. Fairbourn, M. Duke. A. Bell, M. Bell, J. Christopherson, M. Romney, G. Judd, B. Sanford.

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Vernal, Utah, 2nd Ward

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North Hollywood, California
M-Men Basketball Team, Tinner of Sportsmanship Trophy at MIA All-Church Tournament

(left to right, back row:) Royal Jensen, Roscoe Hunt, Levi Hunt. (front row:) Lyman Pinkton, Lee Hess, Jimmy Pratt, Hugh Smith.

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Star Valley, Wyoming
Seminary Officers

(Darrell Hoopes, Dale Call, Delworth Gardner, Dawna Pringle, Phyllis Chadwick, Jeanne Stock)

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LDS Men of Camp Polk, Louisiana

(left to right, front:) William Smith, David F. Burnett, Randell M. Seamons, Marlin V. Sandes, Lloyd Nyman, Cluff H. Petty, James O. Adams, David D. Millet, Constant W. Thueson, Leland K. Carlson, Cleveland E. Cook. (center:) LaVoy Udy, Roy Nilsson, Victor A. Slade, Homer J. Cox, Jr., Maurier A. Blair, John M. Luke, Wayne E. Call, Glenn B. Greenwood, Geert Hulshoff. (back:) Alvin L. Armstrong, William H. Smith, George E. Neilson, Wendell M. Crosby, Seymour K. Liechty, Darnel P. Larsen, J. Don Poulson, David L. Madsen.

(Seymour Liechty was my bishop; he passed away last year.  He was highly decorated — six bronze stars, a silver star, two purple hearts. I didn’t realize he had earned all of those in the last half of the war.)

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Aaronic Priesthood Choir
Tooele Stake, Utah

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Missionaries of the Mexico Mission

(left to right, first row:) Oscar Leath Cluff, Mack Bluth, Phoebe Sevey Hall, Arwell L. Pierce, Mary Done Pierce, M. Alvin Romney. (second row:) Gustavo S. Brown, Carlos B. Monroy, Blanca Rosa Navarro, Helena Wall, Sabina Estrada, Edna Martineau, Bert Skousen, Librado Hernandez. (third row:) Clyde Allred, Joel F. LeBaron, Ervil M. LeBaron, Leland C. Robinson, Jr., Adelbert R. Taylor, L. La Selle Taylor, Delmar Wagner. (fourth row:) Francisco de los Rios, Dean Farnsworth, Erma Farnsworth, Maurine Lunt, Alleen Memmott, Albert I. Jarvis, Reed G. Romney, Isidro A. Bautista, Jr., Augustin Haro.



11 Comments »

  1. My, what a large family we’ve become by 1943! Lots of big group shots.

    Oh, and an interesting collection of well-known surnames in that last photo: Romney, Taylor, Skousen, Allred, and LeBaron.

    Comment by David Y. — September 14, 2011 @ 10:25 am

  2. I wondered how many would spot Ervil LeBaron!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — September 14, 2011 @ 10:30 am

  3. I have have my favorite corners of “Zion” and it’s good to see that they’re well represented. The family names in some of these military pictures betrays their upbringing (e.g. I’d bet my eye teeth the Miskin at Luke Field is from Eastern Idaho.)

    Also, is the Ervil LeBaron in the Mexico missionary picture THE Ervil LeBaron of criminal/polygamist fame?

    Comment by The Other Clark — September 14, 2011 @ 11:56 am

  4. I admit, I saw on your Facebook post last night that you’d have a picture with Ervil LaBaron in it. I just had to look it up. That’s too funny.

    Comment by Steve C. — September 14, 2011 @ 11:59 am

  5. Yup — it’s THE Ervil LeBaron.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — September 14, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

  6. So many pictures with names!! Does this represent a policy toward identifying people in photographs? Maybe an editorial staff change?

    Comment by Bruce Crow — September 14, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

  7. When I first started scanning pictures, they virtually all came from the Juvenile Instructor which did not identify anyone beyond the very occasional Sunday School superintendent. Some of the other magazines did identify people, but when I eventually moved from the Juvenile Instructor, I kept up the pattern of merely showing pictures and didn’t add what identifications were available.

    But for some reason I did add the names to a post of missionary pictures, and the response was so great that I’ve decided to go on doing that. I still have many as-yet-unposted pictures in my files that probably had identifying captions which I didn’t keep, and I’m extremely unlikely to go back and pick up those IDs. But from now on, my general practice will be to add identifications when they’re available. They tend not to be available anyway for large Sunday School or ward groups, and magazines like the Children’s Friend and Instructor tended not to ID people at any point.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — September 14, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

  8. I love the pictures! I always look at them.

    Imagine my surprise when I saw a picture of Grandpa Hugh!

    Thanks!

    Comment by Steve Newell — September 16, 2011 @ 11:05 am

  9. Now *that’s* what I’m talking about — the thrill for me of learning that someone unexpectedly found a grandfather’s name makes the effort of typing all those names worthwhile! Thanks, Steve.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — September 16, 2011 @ 11:31 am

  10. Ardis, one of the seminary officers from Star Valley is, I believe, the sister in law of my mother’s younger brother. Cool!

    Comment by kevinf — September 16, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

  11. I’m moving to the Milo ward this month. I’ll have fun showing them the picture. It’s all farm families that have lived there for generations.

    Comment by Carol — September 16, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

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