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Harold Harper Holmes ephemera, approximately 1943-1993

 Series — Box: 6, Folder: 6-7
Identifier: MSS 3220 Series 4

Scope and Contents note

Contains documents about the Teton Stake and its dedication, and its golden and silver anniversary. There is also a pamphlet published by the Bountiful Fourth Ward about the temple, and other materials pertaining to wards and stakes in Idaho, documenting their dedication and creation.


  • approximately 1943-1993

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Harold Harper Holmes family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection: Harold Harper Holmes (1911-2001) operated a drug-store and was an avid genealogist.

Harold Harper Holmes was born December 28, 1911, in Ogden, Utah, to Alexander Ross Holmes and Elizabeth Olive Harper Holmes. Following graduation from Ogden High School in 1929 he relocated to Victor, Idaho, where he took a job in his uncle’s drug store. Two years later, on May 16, 1932, he married Audrey Muriel Berger in Driggs, Idaho.

In 1956, Holmes acquired full ownership of his uncle's drug store which he operated until 1963, when he sold the business. Following the sale of the store, he worked part-time for the National Park Service in Grand Teton National Park and part-time for the city of Victor, Idaho.

A dedicated genealogist, Harold Holmes maintained an active role in the local ecclesiastical unit of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Harold Holmes died June 13, 2001. He was preceded in death by his wife who died on December 20, 1989. Harold and Audrey were the parents of four children: Harold Holmes, Brent Michael Holmes, Garth Harold Holmes, and Blair Ralph Holmes.


2 folders