Douglas and Marian Todd
|Douglas McLain Todd
Douglas McLain Todd was born in Clover Creek, Utah. His boyhood was spent at St. John and Grantsville, Utah. He studied with Karl G. Maser at Brigham Young Academy in Provo. After graduation, he taught for a year at Sanaquin, Utah, before being called to Logan in 1887 to teach at Brigham Young College under President J.M. Tanner. He was an excellent teacher and a favorite with his students.
From 1897 to 1901, he taught at Fremont Stake Academy (this was the forerunner of Ricks College). He also was principal of the Academy for most of that time. He worked to develop the high school curriculum at the Academy at a time there were no high schools in the immediate Rexburg area. He also instituted a classroom teacher preparatory course at the Academy. During his tenure, work was begun on a stone academic building just a few blocks from downtown Rexburg. This building would become known as the Spori Building. In 1901 he resigned and moved from the area.
Later he assisted in the establishment of Granite High School, Utah, where he taught until his health broke and he was forced to retire.
His later years were spent in writing and in research. He was devoted to the Church and served as a member of the General Board of the Y.M.M.I.A. from 1898 to 1912. He died in 1935 in Alhambra, California while visiting one of his daughters. He is buried in Salt Lake City.
He married three times. In 1887 he married Florence Marian Driggs in the Logan Temple. She was the mother of two children. She died in 1889 in Logan, Utah. His second wife was Marian Davis Lufkin. She was the mother of ten children. She was with Douglas when he taught in Rexburg. His last wife was Hannah N. McMurray. She was the mother of six daughters.
Marian Davis Lufkin Todd
Marian Davis Lufkin Todd was born in St. George, Utah. She was the eighth of ten children. Both her parents and their families were from New England, and were converted during the early days of the Church. By 1853, her parents came west and settled in Salt Lake City. They lived not only in the Salt Lake, but also in southern Utah, and Nevada.
Marion married Douglas in 1890 in Logan, Utah. She was his second wife. They were the parents of ten children.
She died in 1920 and is buried in Salt Lake City.
President Todd with the Class of 1900
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