William Thomas Ogden missionary diaries and photographs
L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: William Thomas Ogden missionary diaries and photographs (MSS 8999). Materials include five diaries and one autograph book from Ogden’s mission to the Samoan Islands. Also includes three oversize mounted photographs, a cabinet card portrait of Ogden, and several loose photographs of people and places where Ogden served in Samoa. Dated 1898-1901.
William Thomas Ogden was born December 14, 1873, in Richfield, Utah, to Thomas Ogden and Ann Marsh. In 1898, William was called to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Samoan Islands. He served there until 1901. On April 3, 1902, William married Elizabeth Ann Baker in the Salt Lake Temple, and they had eight children together.
William and Elizabeth raised their family in Richfield, Utah, where William was a merchant. In 1941, Elizabeth passed away. William remarried in 1943 to Sophia Baker.
William Thomas Ogden died on January 24, 1948, in Richfield, Utah.