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Latter-day Saint Images,1944

By: Ardis E. Parshall - December 06, 2012

Our album for this war year is sadly lacking in pictures of Sunday Schools and Relief Societies from Europe. Here’s what the cameras did catch:


 East Jordan, Utah
MIA Chorus and Orchestra



Fort Sumner, New Mexico
Latter-day Saints of the Army Air Forces Pilot School
(front, left to right:) Betty Lou Freeman, Mrs. Kelton C. Peck, Etta A. Frogget, Mrs. Raymond Williams, Anna J. Anderson, Eleanor Pearson, Mrs. Max Nielson
(second and third rows, left to right:) Marcel F. Lauper, Vernon C. Chesley, Robert Graham, Kelton C. Peck, Lt. Clair B. Johnson, Mabel Hardy, Lt. George W. Hargraves, Robert Frogget, Robert Butler, Harold Y. Anderson, Donald H. James, Arthur W. Pearson, Chaplain John E. Griffith (non-member), William E. Ricks, Assistant Chaplain Max Nielson


Santa Maria, California
Branch MIA Opening Social


Missionaries Leaving Mission Home for the Mission Field, 20 January 1944

(front row, left to right:) Thelma Taylor, Irene C. Bawden, Virginia Price, Bernice Bingham, Don B. Colton (Mission Home Director), Amy V. Stucki, Laura M. Jenkins, Hannah Saunders.
(second row:) Bliss Roberts, Lillian C. Roberts, Maurice G. Hiatt, Pauline Black, Julia Sorensen, Emily Davis Wallentine, R.W. Wallentine, Alma Saunders, Malinda S. Mathews, Nephi P. Mathews.
(third row:) Joan McQueen, H. Elizabeth Dale, Delma Jepson, Theresa Farnsworth, Viola Burrows, Orson Allen, Elizabeth J. Allen, John A. Call.
(fourth row:) Charles Gilbert, Annie W. Gilbert, Nina Hair, Donna B. Heywood, Sarah M. Chard, David E. Chard, Joseph S. Bailey, Gertrude U. Baker, Mavis Baker.
(fifth row:) Dorothy V. Peterson, H.S. Winterton, Mrs. H.S. Winterton, Beth Soffe, Helen Pay, Henry Maw, Henry Teuscher, Harold Pyper, Glen Mehr.
(sixth row:) Elaine Richards, Oscar Bluth, Jr., Norma Jones, J. Noolander, Fred Yost, George A. Linford, Frank Call.
(seventh row:) William E. Berrett (instructor), Wilford Cyrus Vawdrey, D.F. Parker, Leffel A. Bean, Mark Dunford Weston, Elden E. Eklund, Herman Black.
(eighth row:) Norma Baldwin, Wilford W. Clark.


British, Canadian, American Latter-day Saints
Conference at Ravenslea (British Mission Headquarters, London)


Preston, Idaho, First Ward
Welfare Workers, after a Day in the Sugar Beet Fields


Mormon Servicemen, “Somewhere in England”


Harkers Island, North Carolina
Relief Society

(front row, left to right:) Virgie Lewis, Annie B. Guthrie, Annie Rose, Annie Lee Lawrence, Edith Willis, Gertie Willis, Letha Lewis, Blanch Willis, Lillian Davis, Belva Gillikin, Mamie Hamilton, Clara Willis, Edith A. Willis.

(second row:) Nettie Brooks, Naomi Guthrie, Flora Belle Willis, Hannah Guthrie.

(third row:) Glennie Guthrie, Mattie Whitley, Bessie Hancock, Nannie Willis, Hattie Rose.


Bluewater, Arizona


MIA Dance Festival
at SaltAir


Servicemen on New Hebrides


Latter-day Saint Conference at Honolulu, Hawaii


Latter-day Saints in Merchant Marine Training
Catalina Island, California


Los Angeles, California
Bee Hive Girls




  1. There were a lot of Willises and Guthries in North Carolina. I wonder how many of the other women were born either a Willis or a Guthrie.

    Comment by HokieKate — December 6, 2012 @ 8:29 am

  2. Ardis,

    I’m going to link this post, and particularly that Santa Maria MIA photo to our Stake Facebook page. I was wondering whether you would be so kind as to share whatever historical context there was to that photo. Thanks!

    Comment by Guy Murray — December 6, 2012 @ 8:33 am

  3. Ardis, Thanks yet again for these. They’re great, as usual.

    Comment by Gary Bergera — December 6, 2012 @ 9:03 am

  4. Y’all are welcome — I really enjoy your responses to these picture posts.

    Guy, the photo was published in an issue of the Improvement Era of 1944. It’s possible that there may have been a tiny bit of additional information in an accompanying caption, but I don’t preserve that when my purpose is chiefly to find interesting photos of Saints in interesting places. Sorry.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 6, 2012 @ 9:17 am

  5. Do I see Brother Dynamite among the sugar beet workers?

    Comment by Carol — December 6, 2012 @ 9:26 am

  6. How did I miss this? Many of these are my relatives, on Harkers Island, Nearly everyone is related one way or another on the island. Now I really need to go back there.

    Comment by Dovie — March 16, 2013 @ 12:40 am

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