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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION 26, 1922, Wixom became editor. The News, like its competitor, the Box Elder Journal, had multiple shareholders and in July, 1938, owners of the two voted to merge them into the Box Elder News-Journal. Wixom became its business manager; Will Holmes the managing editor. They would retain their respective titles until retiring. During his many years of newspapering, Wixom earned a reputation for integrity and honesty. He refused to print public scandals or news degrading to anyone's character. Extremely active in civic affairs, he was a member of the Box Elder Chamber of Commerce, Utah State Press Association and both Rotary and Lions Clubs. On May 21, 1921, he founded Wixom Oil Company, the second petroleum establishment in Brigham City, and from 1926 until 1930 was a member of the City Council. He was correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune, the Deseret News and the Ogden Standard-Examiner. Active as well in the LDS Church, he served many years as a teacher of the adult class and superintendent of Sunday School and was MIA secretary. He sang in the ward choir for 25 years and at the time of his death was a member of the Seventies Quorum. After retirement, during World War II, he worked at Bushnell General Army Hospital, which had been established in Brigham City to care for wartime casualties. Solomon, born April 22, 1875, was the youngest of three surviving children of Justin Chauncey and Ann Jackson Wixom. Four siblings died in infancy. A brother, Justin Arthur, also became a newspaper man, publishing the Garland Globe for many years. Justin Chauncey was born in Log Creek, Caldwell County, Missouri on December 3, 1838. Ann Jackson was born in Shirdington, Gloucestershire, England in October, 1846. With his father, Solomon, and his eight-year old brother, also named Solomon, Justin, then 10, crossed the plains after his mother had passed away. The boys rode most of the trek in one of the wagons in the train; their father walked all the way. He re- 652
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Identifier 658-UPA_Page652.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416663
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416663