William Mark Waddoups And His Kalaupapa Connection
Mormon Studies, Kalaupapa, William Waddoups, Hawaii, missionary
FEW OUTSIDERS during the early twentieth century made the descent to the Kalaupapa leprosy settlement on Moloka'i more frequently or with more impact than William Mark Waddoups. Waddoups, a self-effacing farm boy, was born in 1878 and spent his youth on a modest farm in Bountiful, Utah, where he undoubtedly cultivated a strong work ethic discernible throughout his life. Concerning his childhood, William wrote, "My boyhood experiences were little different to those of thousands of boys of our time raised as I was on a farm. . . . A constant source of wonder and interest were the trains which passed and re-passed our home several times daily. . . . These great trains, passing daily, inspired me with ambition to see the world and take my proper place in it."1
Original Publication Citation
Fred E. Woods, “William Mark Waddoups And His Kalaupapa Connection,” October 2017 in The Hawaiian Journal of History, vol. 51 (2017): 143-169.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Woods, Fred, "William Mark Waddoups And His Kalaupapa Connection" (2017). Faculty Publications. 5634.
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