Skip to main content

McKean, Theodore

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1829-

Theodore McKean (1829-1897) was a businessman, politician, and militia leader in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Theodore McKean was born in 1829 in New Jersey. He received a good education and worked in merchandising with his father and uncles. He married Mary P. Gulick. He was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and sacrificed his business aspirations to travel west with the Saints. He and his family lived in Salt Lake City for a time but had to evacuate to Provo. Theodore died in 1897.

Citation

Theodore McKean autobiographical sketch, 1877-1887 (Theodore McKean born in 1829 in New Jersey; good education and worked in merchandising with his father and uncles; married Mary P. Gulick; baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and sacrificed his business aspirations to travel westward with the Saints; lived in Salt Lake for a time but had to evacuate to Provo)

Findagrave, via WWW, May 4, 2021 (Died 1897)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Theodore McKean family record book

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1990
Scope and Contents One handwritten record book (150 pages) and one newspaper clipping. The record book documents the genealogy of the McKean family. It also includes a short autobiography of Theodore McKean. He describes his youth, his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his various business affairs. Materials dated 1877 to 1887.
Dates: 1877-1887

Theodore McKean letter to Brigham Young

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 197
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated 12 April 1875, and addressed to Brigham Young, the second president of the Mormon Church. McKean writes to Young to decline the nomination of "Supt." of the ZCMI department store.
Dates: 1875 April 12