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 Joseph Sudweeks

Joseph Sudweeks

Junction, Piute County, Utah, USA
Death 24 Apr 1959 (aged 75)
Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 54095488 · View Source
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Dr. Joseph Sudweeks, 75, long-time faculty member of Brigham Young University, and well-known Provo resident, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday at his home, 355 E. 400 N. He has been in poor health for the past year or two, but confined to his bed only since last Sunday.

Dr. Sudweeks was born at West Junction, Piute County, August 4, 1883, the son of John H. and Sarah P. Morrill Sudweeks. He received his schooling at the BY High at Provo and the Branch Agricultural College at Cedar City. He received the Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Chicago and his Ph D at the University of Wisconsin.

He was married to Lucy Marie Baker, September 11, 1918 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She died May 25, 1947. He married Clara Peterson Tanner, August 4, 1950 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Mr. Sudweeks was a member of the BYU faculty for 32 years in the Department of Education. He has been active in the LDS Church, He was president of the Moscow, Idaho LDS Branch in 1911 and has served in most of the organizations of the church. A great student and teacher of genealogy he had written some books and pamphlets on the subject, the most noted of which is his book "Principles and Practices of Genealogy."

He is survived by his widow of Provo and one son, David Sudweeks, Las Vegas, Nevada; four grandchildren. one brother, Leslie Sudweeks, Boise, Idaho; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Wood, Kimberly, Idaho and Mrs. Sarah Cloe Staley, Twin Falls, Idaho.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 12 noon at the Manavu LDS Ward Chapel, with William H. Wilde of the bishopric officiating. Friends may call at the Aura C. Hatch Mortuary, Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday prior to services.

Burial will be in the Provo City Cemetery.

The family suggests that in place of flowers, contributions be made to the BYU building fund.

-Provo Daily Herald, April 26, 1959, transcribed by Rhonda Holton

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