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Latter-day Saint Images, 1925 (5)

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 05, 2013

Another page from the Mormon family album of 1925 —

May Day Celebration
unknown location


Elders in conference at Bern, Switzerland, on steps of Swiss Capitol
(front row, left to right:) Henry Dubach, Melvin Pickering, James E. Talmage (European mission president), Fred Tadje (Swiss-German mission president), J. Russell Hughes, Ernst Blaser, Glenn Robinson, Alfred P. Neagelin
(middle:) Clyde A. Davies, Harold Merrill, John Kunz, Henry Fluckiger, W.O. Sandberg
(back:) Ernst Stetler, Paul Burham, Adolf Reishert, Walter Beutler


Teachers at LDS School, Laie, Hawaii
(left to right:) Annie Jensen (of Burlington, Wyoming); Flora Amussen (Logan, Utah). Mary Stevenson (Ephraim, Utah), Elroy Bush (Salt Lake City), Marian Clark (Salt Lake City), Howard Hubbard (Elba, Idaho), Reuben A. Joseph (Beaver, Utah)


Long Beach, California
Chapel Dedication


Mexican Mission, Conference at El Paso
(front row, left to right:) Edgar L. Wagner, Niels A. Ogden, LeRoy E. Gibbs
(middle: Elizabeth N. Thomas, Rey L. Pratt, Grace I. Linton, Alissa Manning, Martina Dalebout
(back:) Leonard E. Ahlstrom, Myron F. West, Hyrum P. Jones, Vernon S. Johnson, William Walser, C. Lloyd Rhoton


BYU High School
English class with student teacher


Complete General Authority Chart


LDS Chapel at Kidderminster, England


Rey L. Pratt
Long-time President of Mexican Mission,
Newly-Called as One of Seven Presidents of the Seventy


Wandamere Ward, Grant Stake (Salt Lake)
Advanced Senior Class, MIA


New Chapel at Perth, Australia
(front, left to right:) Morris B. Buckwalter, Rulon S. Stromberg
(middle:) Edgar Nelson, Horace G. Cutler
(back:) Frank R. Pett, Carrie S. Hyde, Charles H. Hyde


St. George M Men
(and evidently a few guests)


MIA Jubilee Parade
Salt Lake City


Students at Laie Private School
These 34 students claim English, Irish, Scottish, German, Spanish, French, Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, and Puerto Rican heritage


Scouts from Cedar City
Exploring Zion Canyon


Lake near Bielefeld (Hannover Conference) Germany
Local Place of Baptism


Conference at Compton, California
(back row, left to right:) Willis E. Dutson, Maynard Summers, Mark C. Black, Kenneth A. Nielson, Griffith Kimball, Lucille Holdaway, Lloyd A. Peery, Lorin C. Miles, Marion A. Halliday, Ferdinand Hansen, Axie Spackman, George E. Harris, Luther Y. Smith, Clyde Thompson, Lucy Eldredge, Leland R. Wright, James E. Crook, Leo J. Huskinson
(middle:) Annie B. Quist, Louis S. Iverson, Moselle Michaelson, Frank Brown, Charlotte Stahr, Joseph W. McMurrin, Margaret K. Miller, Lewis E. Rowe, Laura I. Astle, Reed S. Gardner, Mrs. John Spencer
(front:) Ellis M. Orme, Arnold C. Brems, Thelma Taylor, Milton W. West, Evelyn Schank, Sarah Cornick, Ernest M. Horsley, Verene Adams, Noel A. Fuller, Madora Lund, John Spencer
(both missionaries and local officers)


MIA Banquet, Oakland, California

(front row, left to wright: Miss Lindsay, Miss Olson, Arvilla Daniels, Lavina Grant, Edna Philips, Lanor Tuttle, Marva McBride, Mrs. Lameraux, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Ream, Mrs. C. Aiken
(second row:) Miss Everett, Mrs. McKaig, Martha Hunt, Martha Fitzpatrick, Nellie MacDonald, Beth Kowallis, Charlotte Beman, Edith Lindsay, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Perkins, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Ellis
(third row:) Ivy Richardson, Wilson Perkins, Mr. Lindsay, Oscar Burquist, Albert Fitzpatrick, Ward Hall, President Edmonds, J.G. Larson, Reed Smith, Mr. McBride, L.W. Lambert, Weldon Davis, Mr. Grant, President Everett
(back:) Mr. C. Aiken, W.D. Lamereaux, Mrs. Sainsberry, Mrs. Graves, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Rea, Douglas Ream, Willard Ellis, Maurine Olson, Superintendent Robinson, Mr. Harris, Frank Parsons


Reed Smoot (apostle, and US Senator); President Calvin Coolidge; Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon
Collidge Home, Plymouth Vermont
“Members of the Foreign Debts Committee Conferred with President Collidge on the Belgium Debt Situation”


Garfield (Utah) Stake Relief Society Officers En Route to Visit Boulder Ward
(said to have been the most isolated ward in Utah, one of the last to be reached by paved roads)
(left to right:) Sarah S. Larson, Martha A. Bushman, Polly A. Spencer




  1. Another great selection, Ardis. I wonder if Flora Amussen (teacher in Hawaii) is the future wife of Ezra Taft Benson (married 1926). Also, that scouting expedition in Zions looks a little precarious to me, but at least they’re not pushing over hoodoos … :-) And finally, I understand the road (Highway 12) from Torrey to Boulder and beyond, over and around Boulder Mountain, wasn’t paved until about 1975. I wonder if that’s the road the Relief Society officers were traveling on.

    Comment by Gary Bergera — November 5, 2013 @ 9:12 am

  2. Rey L. Pratt Trifecta!

    RE: Scouts in Zion Narrows. Those slot canyons in Southern Utah are fascinating. I’ve been in a few, and in one of them, the sun only hit the water once a day for a few minutes. The water was so cold that most of our party wore wetsuits. Air temperatures could be in the 90’s but the water might only be 50-60 degrees. Not anyplace that you want to be if there’s been a thunderstorm up stream recently.

    Comment by kevinf — November 5, 2013 @ 9:39 am

  3. Oh my! Gary, I had the same thought about Mrs. Ezra Taft Benson.
    Then there’s the 6-year-olds in boxing gloves, an entire RS presidency wearing pants, and a May Day celebration. Next time anyone tells me the Church never changes, I’ll direct them to this post.

    My favorite, though, is the Swiss conference. My wife’s grandparents were baptized in Bern about this time. The grandmother is still living there, sharp as a tack, at age 97.

    Comment by The Other Clark — November 5, 2013 @ 10:34 am

  4. That Perth building is cool.

    Comment by J. Stapley — November 5, 2013 @ 10:47 am

  5. Just how many Flora Amussen’s could there be. I’m putting my money on Sister Benson!

    And, darn it. My grandfather’s wife taught at the school in Laie, but wasn’t in the picture. She received her endowment in June 1922–so I suspect that she had completed her mission by early 1924. Just missed!

    Comment by Mark B. — November 5, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

  6. Elroy Bush in the Laie, Hawaii photo, was my grandmother’s brother. He served a mission there from 1924-1928. He loved the people and the place. Incidentally, his father Charles and mother Mattie served in Hawaii as well at the turn of the century.

    Comment by Carl C. — November 5, 2013 @ 8:39 pm

  7. I hate to judge by appearances, but Andrew Mellon looks like a real snob compared to Pres. Coolidge and Elder Smoot.

    Comment by Grant — November 5, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

  8. But isn’t Smoot the one on the right? (And Mellon on the left?)

    Comment by David Y. — November 5, 2013 @ 11:36 pm

  9. I’m pretty sure Smoot is on the left, and Mellon on the right. When I Google images of them, it’s amazing how much alike they look. But at this time Smoot seems to have been clean-shaven, although he wore a mustache earlier. Smoot’s mustache seems generally to have been above his lip, and Mellon’s usually drooped over, the way this man’s does.

    But I would not bet more than $2 on it, either way …

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — November 6, 2013 @ 5:48 am

  10. Flora Amussen is the same as the Flora who married Pres. Benson. He served in England and when he came home he had to wait while she served in Hawaii!

    Comment by Cameron — November 6, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

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