Guy Carlton Wilson (1864 - 1942) MP

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Birthplace: Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States
Death: Died in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
Cause of death: Heart Disease
Occupation: Professor
Managed by: Richard Aaron Wilson
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About Guy Carlton Wilson

Guy C. Wilson

(1864 - 1942)

Guy C. Wilson, president of the Latter-day Saints University and accounted one of the foremost educators in the state, was born in Fairview, Utah, April 10, 1864, a son of Lycurgus and Lois Ann (Stevens) Wilson, the former a native of Ohio, while the latter was born in Toronto, Canada. They came to Utah in 1851, crossing the plains with a mule team. The father figured prominently in industrial circles, being engaged in coopering and carpentering. He afterward went to old Mexico on a colonizing expedition and died in Juarez in 1911, having for two years survived his wife, who died in 1909. They had a family of eight children of whom two have departed this life. The others are: L. A. Wilson, now living in Richfield, Utah; Mrs. Ella Hurst, of Provo; Mrs. Mary Mehitable Hurst, of Provo; Guy C., of this review; Mrs. Viola Peterson, of Blanding, Utah; and Mrs. Lucy Anderson, of Roosevelt, Wyoming.

President Guy C. Wilson, whose name introduces this review, attended the elementary schools of Fairview and Pleasant Grove and the Brigham Young University, from which he was graduated in 1900, and the University of Utah. He did post-graduate work in the Chicago University in 1902 and afterward went to

Columbia University of New York for post-graduate work in 1912 and 1913. Taking up the profession of teaching he was thus connected with the schools at Fairview~ Utah, and subsequently became a teacher in the Brigham Young University at Provo. At a later date he was made principal of the Juarez Academy and superintendent of the church schools in Mexico, thus serving from 1897 until 1912. In the meantime he promoted his own education through attendance at summer schools and assemblies throughout the United States. He afterward left Mexico to become a student in the Columbia University Teachers College and with his return to Utah he taught in the First Theological Seminary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was connected with the Granite high school at Salt Lake City, and in 1915 was appointed president of the Latter-day Saints high school, in which position he has since continuously served. Under his direction the school has made steady and substantial progress and now has high rank among the educational institutions of the west.

In political circles President Wilson is well known. He gives his allegiance to the Democratic Party and has held the office of county commissioner of Sanpete County. He was also justice of the peace of Fairview and he was nominated for auditor on the first state ticket but was defeated. He has been a prominent churchman, serving on the general board of religion classes and as member of the board of examiners of the church schools. He is a member of the National Religious Educational Association, is also a member of the National Educational Association and a member of the national organization of secondary school principals. He holds to high ideals along educational lines and in his chosen life work has put forth every possible effort to render his services effective and contribute in substantial measure to the intellectual up building of the state.

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Guy Carlton Wilson's Timeline

1864
April 10, 1864
Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States
1872
July 28, 1872
Age 8
Utah, United States
July 28, 1872
Age 8
1884
September 25, 1884
Age 20
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
September 25, 1884
Age 20
1902
March 13, 1902
Age 37
Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
December 13, 1902
Age 38
colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
1903
May 13, 1903
Age 39
Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
1904
November 12, 1904
Age 40
Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
1905
January 3, 1905
Age 40
Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico