Widtsoe, Leah D. (Leah Dunford), 1874-1965Alternative names
Domestic scientist; instructor, Brigham Young University, wife of John A. Widtsoe; author.
From the description of Papers, 1890-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122598032
Domestic scientist; instructor, Brigham Young University, wife of John A. Widtsoe; author. Leah Eudora Dunford was born February 24, 1874, to Dr. Alma B. Dunford and Susa Young Dunford Gates, daughter of Brigham Young. Leah graduated from the University of Utah in 1896 and received a B.S. Degree from Brigham Young University in 1899. She was put in charge of the Department of Domestic Science at B.Y.U. in 1897. In 1960 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree from B.Y.U. She married John A. Widtsoe on June 1, 1898, and they were the parents of 7 children. Throughout her life she served as a civic and church worker, lecturer, and author, and she was renowned for her work as a home economist. Leah Widtsoe died June 7, 1965, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
From the guide to the Leah D. Widtsoe papers, 1890-1966, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)
Student, faculty member, and matron at Brigham Young Academy.
From the description of Oral history interview, Feb. 11, 1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367387153
Teacher of nutrition and wife of the Mormon Apostle, John A. Widstoe.
From the description of Leah D. Widstoe papers, 1923-1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367523854
Widtsoe was a daughter of Alma B. Dunford and Susa Young Gates and wife of John A. Widtsoe; she was employed as a teacher at the Brigham Young Academy.
From the guide to the MS 10827 Leah D. Widtsoe papers circa 1939-1963 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library)
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