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Here was a Man

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6qr4v82
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326649
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82

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Title Here was a Man
Description by his sister, Helena Bunnell, of Spring City She said, "When Alf was a young boy, he would walk over to Mt. Pleasant to take organ lessons from Professor Hassler. He stayed with the Hasslers in their home for three weeks, learning to chord and improvise on the organ " He had a great love for music at a very early age. Young Alfred was baptized on April 8, 1883, by T. D. Rees and confirmed a member of the LDS Church by William F. Thomas. He was made a Seventy and set apart as a missionary in the Salt Lake Temple Annex by Apostle Anthon H. Lund. After his mission to New York, he served in the Wales Ward YMMIA, was ward organist, and served in the bishopric for 22 years. Alfred married his true love, Sarah Jane Edmunds, in the Manti Temple, March 14, 1900 Children of the marriage included three boys and five girls: Theodore, Leslie (Lee), Alfred John Jr. (Jack), Verda, Margaret (Reta), Leila, Lida, and Julia. After attending the Brigham Young Academy, the school room and education became A J Rees's profession In 1902 he accepted a teaching position at Ricks Academy in Rexburg, Idaho, but after a year, he moved back to Wales as principal of the Wales School, where he spent most of his teaching career. One year he served as principal of the Chester School as well. In 1910 Rees was elected as superintendent of Sanpete County Schools, a position he held from 1910-1916 when the county was divided into North Sanpete and South Sanpete School Districts. Rees maintained his office in his Wales home and visited the schools from Indianola on the north to Axtell on the South, a journey and school visit he managed twice a year by horse and buggy. Rees's salary as superintendent was $800 per year Elections were held to choose the superintendents Records of these elections are on file in the county records in Manti His opponent in the election of 1910 was Edgar T. Reid, whom he defeated by a vote of 2,638 to 2,603 In 1912 he ran against Heber Olson The result was Rees 2,751, Olson 2,165 Again, in 1914 Rees defeated James Anderson 3
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326571
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82/326571