I saw today for
the first time a book about the life of James Henry Moyle
– in it was a section about his WOOD ancestors – among them Daniel Wood & Mary Snider - our ancestors.
James Henry Moyle lived a very interesting life. Click here for more details.
What you may not know is that he was a first cousin and playmate of our ADAM YANCEY – they were both grandsons of Daniel Wood.
I’ll have more to share in a future email – but thought you’d enjoy reading the attached.
AND quite interesting – is the AUTHOR of this Book.
His initials - - - G B H*
Someone you surely know.
I’ll let you guess.
James Henry Moyle as a young boy about age 12
Adam Yancey, 1st cousin of James Moyle, about the same age, and his mother Harriet Wood
James Henry Moyle
Moyle was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory to a Cornish American family. He was the grandson of John Rowe Moyle, a Mormon pioneer and master stonemason for the Salt Lake Temple
From about 1879-1881 Moyle served as a missionary in North Carolina for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He then went to the University of Michigan where he received a law degree.
Moyle was the founder of the Utah Democratic Party. He was the Democratic Party's candidate for governor in the 1908 Utah election. He served as Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury from 1917 to 1921 in the administration of Woodrow Wilson, the first member of the LDS Church to be appointed to a subcabinet position. He would later return to this position during President Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration.
wrote J H Moyle and asked him about her father's background.
Here is his rsponse.
From 1928 to 1933 he served as president of the Eastern States Mission of the LDS Church. This mission then covered New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware the District of Columbia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey. During his administration West Virginia and Western Maryland were separated off into the East Central States Mission.
Moyle died in 1946 at the age of 87. His son Henry D. Moyle became an Apostle of the LDS Church in 1947.
For further reading about Daniel Wood and family – click here
*GBH = Gordon B Hinckley